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Chef - Level 2 Apprenticeship

  • RAF
  • Various Locations
  • £18600 per annum

As a chef in the RAF, you will have a varied role, preparing food at five-star-themed banquets one day and cooking in the field the next.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    248513
  • Wages
    £18,600 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    08/04/2024
  • Start Date
    27/01/2025
  • Approx. Duration
    12 months

  • Location
    Various Locations
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Catering & Hospitality
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    RAF

Various Locations
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Description

RAF LOGISTICS CHEF - National level 2 apprenticeship.

Starting pay - £18,600 + benefits

Pay on completion of basic training & six months service* - £25,200 + benefits

Applications are rolling and start dates vary throughout the year depending on when you've submitted your application.

*Until at least you have completed one year of service and successfully completed Professional Workplace Assessments on first posting.


APPLICANTS MUST:

  • Be aged 16 – 47 (Must attest before 48th birthday)
  • No formal qualifications required
  • For qualified entry please see requirements below
  • Be a citizen of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, holder of dual UK/other nationality or have been a Commonwealth citizen since birth
  • Commit minimum 3 years post Phase Two Training
  • Pass the Defence Aptitude Assessment
  • Pass a Fitness test - Details below

Most employers obsess over qualifications and ignore qualities, put experience above potential and have a very narrow range of jobs options on offer. A career in the RAF is about discovering your natural talent and working out together what makes you valuable, productive and happy. From the chefs to the jet pilots they send out on full stomachs, the RAF is full of ordinary folks, just like you, who came to us, often with nothing more than a desire to lead a less ordinary existence.


The RAF Chef training program will provide you with the required organisational, time management, communication and number skills you require to stay calm under pressure. You can be employed in various environments; In Military Messes where you will work with the industrial partner to prepare hotel standard fare and provide gastronomy dining experiences

for Military personnel, In a Field kitchen providing catering support for Exercises and Operations worldwide or in an In-Flight Catering production kitchen producing meals for fast jet pilots, helicopter crews and large aircraft crew and passengers travelling to all corners of the globe.



TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare meals in RAF messes
  • Order, store and account for food
  • Help plan menus for everyday meals and VIP occasions
  • Prepare in-flight meals for cabin crew and passengers

The RAF is one of the largest providers of diverse apprenticeships in the UK. They offer this apprenticeship for this role:

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Production Chef

Production chefs work as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments.

For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 248513)

Company website : https://recruitment.raf.mod.uk/

ALL APPLICANTS MUST:


  • Be a UK national or UK/other dual nationality.
  • Be aged between 17 and 47 years old (Must attest before 48th birthday).


INITIAL TRAINING:

Your career will start with a 10-week Basic Recruit Training Course (BRTC) at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. The course is designed to help you adjust to a military environment. As well as fitness and military training, you’ll also learn about the RAF lifestyle.


SPECIALIST TRAINING:

If you are joining with little or no catering experience, you will need to complete specialist training at the Food Services Training Wing at Worthy Down. This 14-week course will train you to maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene whilst using specialist

kitchen equipment to produce a variety of dishes. You will also undertake a 10-day Introduction to Deployed Operations with No 3 Mobile Catering Squadron (3 MCS) where you will be trained to set up field kitchens under canvas, this skill will enable you to provide catering support to deployed operations worldwide as well as supporting exercises both based in the UK and abroad.


If you have the relevant qualifications and experience in professional cookery you will be offered the opportunity to undertake a diagnostic test at Food Services Training Wing at Worthy Down prior attestation. Applicants are required to achieve a minimum 80% pass in both the Theory and Practical elements to ensure eligibility for accelerated promotion thereafter.


Successful applicants (after completion of BRTC) will automatically progress to the last 4 weeks of the chef course where they will complete familiarisation training and the 10-day introduction to Deployed Operations with 3 MCS.


With experience, you could volunteer to work in the VIP Team and cook for high ranking Officers, Government Ministers and even members of the Royal Family. If selected, you could compete in

culinary competitions and eventually gain an invitation to represent the Royal Air Force on the Combined Services Culinary Arts Team who compete internationally against the best industry Chefs in the world. Your day-to-day tasks will vary dependent on your role, but they will include; working with the strategies of our Industrial Partners to prepare attractive menus that meet set standards, following specifications to maintain quality and control, adhering to hygiene,

health and safety regulations whilst instilling a knowledge of allergens, nutrition and diets so you can cater to the diverse Royal Air Force family.

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Opportunities with RAF

The Royal Air Force (RAF) performs a wide range of duties to serve and protect the UK and the world. We provide all personnel with a varied range of training and activities to make sure you're ready for anything. A career in the RAF is about discovering your natural talent and working out together what makes you valuable, productive and happy.

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