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Apprentice Chef - Yum Bug Restaurant

  • Yum Bug Restaurant
  • London, Greater London
  • £6.40 per hour

Do you love cooking and are you looking to progress your skills this is an exciting opportunity to gain a Production Chef Apprenticeship with Inspiro Learning whilst working for Yum Bug Restaurant. Apply Today!

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £6.40 p/h
  • Hours
    30.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    15 Months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Catering & Hospitality
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Production chef (ST0589)
  • Employer
    Yum Bug Restaurant


s Apprentice Chef at Yum Bug you will be working with our restaurant team to develop delicious dishes for our restaurant menu and run excellent service.

About the Role

You’ll be:

  • Helping to run a brand-new insect-based restaurant in London
  • Working with the Chefs and founders Leo & Aaron to design an evolving insect-based menu
  • Ensuring smooth running of the kitchen inc. prepping meals, ordering stock etc
  • Attending events or festivals that we are catering for
  • Jumping in to help other team members every so often with tasks outside of the kitchen, when necessary

What you need to do the job effectively:

  • Passion for cooking and desire to be an amazing chef.
  • Organisational skills, both in task management and kitchen cleanliness.
  • Able to take constructive feedback.
  • Not be afraid of hard work and occasionally pulling long hours.
  • Able to work in a team and communicate clearly (inc speak, read and write in perfect English)

What You'll Get

£6.40 per hour - going up to £8.40 an hour after a 3-month review.

Opportunity to work in one of the UK’s most innovative food companies, with a real opportunity to shape the future of food with a fun and ambitious team.

Job Perks:

  • 30 days paid holiday excluding bank holidays
  • Company share options
  • Staff food
  • Creativity in the role to help design dishes and bug-based products

Who you are:

Your character and values are just as important to us as your experience and skills. We only hire really kind people!

Values we’d love from you:

Driven to be the best in what you do

Very organised

Sense of humour


Loves learning and relishes any opportunity to improve

Loves solving problems – and takes ownership of them

Honest and able to give feedback to other members of the team

Positive – a glass half full kind of person.

To become an apprentice, you must:

Be 16 years or over.

Not already be in full-time education.

You can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career, want a change. You can have a previous qualification like a degree and still start an apprenticeship.

As an apprentice you’ll:

Have regular one to one sessions with a dedicated trainer either remotely or through visits to your workplace.

Learn and train for a specific job.

Get paid and receive holiday leave.

Get hands-on experience in a real job.

Study for at least 20% of your working hours.

Complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience, and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Inspiro Learning Limited on 0 (Ref ID: 250130)

  • •Able to understand and follow instructions
  • •Able to keep calm when working under pressure – the kitchen is a hot and hectic place during service periods
  • •Attention to detail and good presentation skills
  • •Good common sense and understanding of basic health and safety requirements – for example washing hands, clearing spills (more will be taught throughout the induction and on-going throughout the apprenticeship but a basis understanding from the outset is very important)
  • •Good time keeping skills
  • •Organisational skills

None Required

Level 2 – Production Chef Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentices chosen career route, each standard has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role. This will include the completion of functional skills in Maths and English.

Once the apprentice has completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and Inspiro Learning regional trainer confirm they have met all the requirements of the standard they will be put through to end point assessment. The end point assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods which test the skills and knowledge of the apprentice to ensure they are fully competent in their role.

Each Apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, face to face training and workplace mentoring; this will encourage and help them to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare them for the end of point assessment.

  • •Enthusiastic and have a keen interest in food and the hospitality industry
  • •Clean and Tidy Appearance
  • •Hardworking and ‘can-do’ attitude

This vacancy is for a permanent position with Yum Bug Restaurant on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

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Opportunities with Inspiro Learning Limited

In today’s competitive marketplace, developing the right skills can help you to get ahead and stay ahead. Apprenticeships are a great way to achieve qualifications and earn money whilst also gaining the work experience employers look for. 

Choose an apprenticeship with Inspiro and they will help you to take your first step to an outstanding career.  As one of the UK’s largest work-based training providers Inspiro has the employer partnerships to offer apprentice job vacancies in your area.

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