Apprentice Cook - School Catering

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/06/2021 23:59
£6,375 - £13,937p.a. subject to Age (see below)
Hours per week:
30hours per week - Whole time and Term Options available
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Borough of Stockton on Tees
Number of posts:
Closing date:
20 Jun
Further Information


We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic people to join us on an apprenticeship programme. If you're looking for the opportunity to make a real difference and follow a stimulating and rewarding career, we would welcome an application from you to come and work with us as an Apprentice Cook

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council prides itself on being a great place to work where staff are trusted, valued and supported to make a positive contribution at work. We truly value our Apprentices. We recognise that Apprenticeships help us identify new talent, build new skills in our workforce, increase diversity in the workplace and help us to deliver our ambitious plans.

JOB DESCRIPTION: As an Apprentice Cook your time will be split between a school kitchen, where you will learn how to prepare and serve school meals for up to 300 pupils and teachers, and a Civic kitchen, where you will prepare food for special events such as weddings, Mayor’s functions and much more. In addition to the hands-on experience, you will also gain experience of working in the back office alongside managers and business support officers, to see what it takes to manage 400 staff in 50 different sites across the Borough.

The main duties will include preparing, cooking and serving food along with general catering duties washing up and cleaning within a kitchen. You will work as part of a team ensuring that the quality and safety standards of the kitchen are met.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: All candidates are required to meet the essential requirements set out below. Please address in your application how you meet the following:
• Level 1 English and Maths (GCSE Grade D / 3 or above / Functional Skills) Or An Ability to achieve – Initial Assessment required before job offer.
• Working as part of a team (this could be in a sporting, educational, work or social setting)
• Be articulate and able to converse confidently in a pleasant and professional manner
• Logical thinker to solve problems
• Committed to excellent customer service

APPRENTICESHIP QUALIFICATION: You will be given appropriate paid time off work, to attend College and work towards completion of a Production Chef – Level 2 apprenticeship qualification. PLEASE NOTE: You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level as this apprenticeship in the same or similar subject.

APPRENTICESHIP BENEFITS: We offer an excellent benefits package for apprentices. You will be given a fixed term contract allowing you sufficient time to complete your apprenticeship qualification (see below), with the potential to secure a longer-term position to grow within the organisation. We will provide you with a dedicated Mentor to support you during your apprenticeship and you will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement (Whole time working) as well as access to a number of additional employee benefits and additional learning and development opportunities.


HOURS OF WORK: We have opportunities available for Term Time Only working, working primarily in School Kitchens which would suit those with childcare responsibilities or Whole Time working, requiring individuals to be available for work all year round with ability to take annual leave as approved.

SALARY – dependent on Whole Time (WT) or Term Time Only (TTO) working:
• Under 18 years old, £4.62per hour, £7,226per year (WT), £6,375per year (TTO)
• 18 to 20 years old, £6.56per hour, £10,261per year (WT), £9,052per year (TTO)
• 21 to 22 years old, £8.36per hour, £13,076per year (WT), £11,536per year (TTO)
• 23 years and over, £8.91per hour, £13,937per year (WT), £12,295per year (TTO)

HOW TO APPLY: Please ensure you refer to the information included in the Advert, Job Description and Person Specification when completing your online application form. Additional information about apprenticeship with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council can be found on website: www.stockton.gov.uk/apprenticeships.

Interview Date: Wednesday 7th July 2021

Please note
This job is closed for applications.