Catering Assistant Apprentice

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 10/07/2022 23:59
£4.81 per hour
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Employment Location:
Alnwick, Cramlington, County hall and Newbiggin
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Closing date:
10 Jul
Further Information

Catering Assistant Apprentice

Employment Locations:
Alnwick, Cramlington and Newbiggin

To apply: please complete the Application Form found in the supporting documents or by clicking on this link and completing online- https://nland.uk/ApprenticeshipApplyNow

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

We strongly recommend potential applicants register for updates, including apprenticeship events here: https://forms.office.com/r/Xha2XKNSjQ

The Service
At Northumberland County Council we are committed to ensure all our communities and our residents have access to the right services and opportunity to address socio-economic determinants of health, maximise potential and to increase the control people have over their lives.

Northumberland Communities Together (NCT) operates throughout Northumberland and is responsible for providing support to residents through a network of Community Hubs and satellite facilities.

The role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Northumberland Communities Together as an apprentice to embark on an exciting career pathway in Catering & Hospitality. The successful apprentice will work alongside experienced staff undertaking a range of duties as part of a team, to ensure high quality provision of catering services in a range of County Council or other contracted establishments. Although applicants do not need to have any prior experience, they must be willing to undertake duties to gain experience in Catering and Hospitality, which is supported with offsite training.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide good customer service is essential for the post. Northumberland Communities Together operates strictly within the requirements of health and safety legislation

This opportunity provides experience to work whilst you learn and develop key skills that will be valuable throughout your career. Your responsibilities as an Apprentice include:

Dealing with customers including taking customer orders and payments
Ensure thorough and up to date knowledge and understanding of menu and special offers in order to provide relevant information to customers and clients
Preparing and serving food and beverages.
Simple cooking tasks such as the reconstitution of prepared food.
Packaging and transportation of meals to other locations where appropriate.
Assisting with special events as required.
Assisting with the daily and periodic clearing of the work areas and equipment

Our Apprenticeships are structured training programmes which give you the opportunity to gain on the job experience whilst working towards a recognised apprenticeship standard. They help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen industry. Getting into employment earlier means there's lots of potential for you to progress in your career quickly.

More information can be found in the attached job description and person specification

We are offering:
- Opportunity to progress into a permanent role
- 25 Days annual leave, including bank holidays
- Access to high quality training to gain a: Level 2 Catering Apprenticeship
- Apprenticeship wages
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits
- A year’s free membership to the Totum Student Discount Card
- IT equipment to support your learning (if required)

Essential requirements:
- GCSE Maths and English (Grade 4/c or equivalent)
- Must be willing to attend off site apprenticeship training (all travel costs are reimbursed)

How do I apply?

Please complete the application form by clicking on this link - https://nland.uk/ApprenticeshipApplyNow

Complete and return your completed application form to: hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

ALL POSTS CLOSE: midnight Sunday 10th July 2022.

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre in July 2022. This role will start in early September 2022.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact apprenticeshipenquiries@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please click here.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applications who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitnent@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.