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Apprentice Chef - Eton College

  • Eton College
  • Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead
  • £13.15 per hour

Eton College have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Chef to join our central dining facility team. Eton might not be what you expect. With around 1000 staff in a variety of teaching and support roles, today’s school is a progressive and increasingly diverse community. We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and boys. We are looking for people who can bring new perspectives, life experiences and skills that will enrich our community and the learning of our boys both inside and outside the classroom. The role wil...

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  • GMFJ Reference
    251665
  • Wages
    £13.15 p/h
  • Hours
    42.05 per week
  • Date Posted
    28/06/2024
  • Start Date
    12/08/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    15 Months

  • Location
    Windsor
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Catering & Hospitality
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Production chef (ST0589)
  • Employer
    Eton College

Description

Eton College have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Chef to join our central dining facility team.

Eton might not be what you expect. With around 1000 staff in a variety of teaching and support roles, today’s school is a progressive and increasingly diverse community.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and boys. We are looking for people who can bring new perspectives, life experiences and skills that will enrich our community and the learning of our boys both inside and outside the classroom.

The role will involve prompt and efficient preparation of all meals to the College’s standard. The post holder will also assist with the service of breakfast, lunch and dinners maintaining the correct standards for food safety and health in accordance to regulations.

You can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career, want a change or you're upskilling in your current job. The team will teach you everything you need to know, but must have a passion to work in catering, and be able to take on board all training and take instruction.

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Working Pattern

Your working hours will be 42.5 hours per week, working 5 days out of 7.

You will be working 40 weeks per year (34 weeks term time plus 6 weeks summer schools).

Main Duties

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Prepare, cook and serve any food delegated as your responsibility ensuring that the highest possible quality is maintained;

Support all aspects of production and presentation of service, having regard for delivering high standards of health and safety, hygiene, nutritional value and allergen control and ensure non-compliance is reported in your kitchen;

Adhere to company procedures in regards to temperature checks, food labelling and dating, cleaning schedules and hygiene regulations at all times and ensure that all records of such are kept;

Ensure stock is controlled and rotated;

To maintain your work area to ensure it is clean, hygienic and tidy at all times;

To identify any hazards and make safe any defects in the kitchen or equipment, reporting any problems to the senior chef on duty;

Adhere to all parts of Eton College Food Hygiene Policy and Food Safety Management System;

Ensure that food allergen procedures and processes are followed when on shift;

Attend all annual training as requested and required by law and The College;

Undertake any reasonable request from the Head or Exec Chef, member of the management team or Catering Director.

Safeguarding Duties:

Commitment to and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion;

All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;

Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including but not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;

Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

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 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.

You may enjoy this role if:

  • You are flexible in your approach to work and have a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • You enjoy working as part of a team and you are happy to get stuck in and support your colleagues.
  • A genuine interest in and passion for good food;
  • Great attention to detail and take pride in your work – you’re keen to deliver the highest possible standards.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Inspiro Learning Limited on 0 (Ref ID: 251665)


We don't require cooking or catering skills, but a desire to work hard, contribute, communicate and collaborate with a team, have a keen eye for detail and a passion to learn about food and gain new skills are essential.


No formal qualifications are required.

As an apprentice you’ll:have regular one to one sessions with a dedicated trainer either remotely or through visits to your workplaceApprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentice’s 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 Babcock 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.


Presentable, articulate, enthusiastic, assured. A love for cooking and willingness to learn.

This is position is the at least the duration of the apprenticeship (15Months) with a permanent position offered to a hard working committed apprentice.

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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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