Apprentice Chef - The Flying Pig, High Spirits Leisure

Background to the employer:  High Spirits Leisure are owners and operators of some of the most exciting venues in the Lake District.  Run with passion, providing great food and customer experience.  Winners of 2 Cumbria Tourism awards. We have four existing venues, with a fifth opening late Autumn.

The position advertised will be based at the The Flying Pig, Rayrigg Road, Boweness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2BZ. 

Vacancy description: This is an exciting opportunity to work in the fast paced kitchen at the The Flying Pig, preparing high quality dishes with the support of the Head Chef.  You will have the opportunity to achieve a professional cookery qualification in preparation for your own careers in hospitality.   

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Preparing the ingredients for a more senior chef
  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation

 Skills Required:

  • Commitment to learn from existing experienced staff already with in the business.
  • Passion for food
  • Commitment to attend college and complete study

 Personal Qualities:

  • Sense of humour
  • Hard working
  • Good communication skills
  • Confident
  • Must be able to work as part of a team in a busy environment

 Qualifications: None required.

 Future Prospectus: We are seeking people to grow with our business.  Hard work and loyalty will be rewarded with appropriate advancement within the Company’s venues and linked to continued successful commitment to study and attainment of qualifications ongoing.

 

Training to be provided:  PROFESSIONAL COOKERY, LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

The Hospitality Apprenticeship is a 12-18 month programme. 

The Apprenticeship has a variety of routes for people working within the Hospitality Industry. The Apprentice Framework includes the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, Food and Beverage Service, Housekeeping, Hospitality Services or Front of Office which are competency based qualification. The Diploma has a variety of mandatory units including Health, Safety and Security, Effective Working Relationships, Food Safety, and Customer Care. The learner then chooses from a selection of optional units relevant to their chosen route and workplace. 

The Framework also includes a Technical Certificate which is the Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality Practices and Principles.

Part three of the framework includes Functional Skills in English and Maths are also part of the framework . (Previous qualification in English and Maths can form exemptions for the function skills).

What will I learn?

Skills and knowledge will be delivered in the following areas:

- Health Safety and Security
- Effective working Relationship
- Customer Service

Specific skills will also be developed in your chosen route:
- Professional Cookery
- Food and Beverage Service
- Front of House
- Housekeeping
- Hospitality Services

The Hospitality Apprenticeship is a 12-18 month programme.  The Apprenticeship has a variety of routes for people working within the Hospitality Industry. The Apprentice Framework includes the Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, Food and Beverage Service, Housekeeping, Hospitality Services or Front of Office which are competency based qualification. The Diploma has a variety of mandatory units including Health, Safety and Security, Effective Working Relationships, Food Safety, and Customer Care. The learner then chooses from a selection of optional units relevant to their chosen route and workplace.  The Framework also includes a Technical Certificate which is the Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality Practices and Principles. Part three of the framework includes Functional Skills in English and Maths are also part of the framework . (Previous qualification in English and Maths can form exemptions for the function skills).

Duration of apprenticeship: 12 months, the employer is committed to offering the right candidates through various levels of qualifications and progressing in the business if the desired aptitude and loyalty demonstrated.

Proposed start date: asap. 

 

Things to consider:

  • Kitchens are hard, busy but extremely rewarding places.
  • Positions are not live in.
  •  Own transport for ability to attend both college and work would be essential.

Hours of work:

40 hours per week including college release.

Wage:

National Apprenticeship Wage £3.50p/h

Location:

, Rayrigg Road, Boweness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2BZ.

Closing date:

29 Sep 2017

How to apply:

Be sure to take your time when completing this application, ensure you consider all the required skills and responsibilities and what you can offer.  If you would like any support in completing this application, you can access support from Student Services at Kendal College on 01539 814725.    

Please apply by email with C.V to rachel@highspiritsleisure.com, Rachel Akister is also availabke for informal discussions if you have any questions about the position.