Commis Chef Apprentice (Level 2)

Job Description

Company Description

South West Larder: Togetherness, Nurture, Pride, Planet

Full Time: 39 hours per week (1 day at college)

Salary: £11.89 per hour

Location: Central Production Kitchen (North Petherton)

Want to work for a company where Togetherness, Nurture, Pride and Planet are at the heart of everything they do? Then look no further, Somerset Larder produces fresh food and meals to go using locally sourced ingredients from all over the west country. Our philosophy is to nourish the community with amazing produce, to employ local people and to train apprentices for future careers in the catering and hospitality sector.

At Somerset Larder, our Values have been set by our staff. Our Values exist for the good of our working lives and company performance. Our Values are:

  • Togetherness - Be a tractor not a trailer.
  • Nurture - You grow, I grow, we grow.
  • Pride - We can and we will
  • Planet - We're part of a bigger picture
Job Description

The salary we offer for this role is £24,177.83 gross per year (£11.89 per hour). This is an apprenticeship position employed to work and study for Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard at level 2.

The training lasts approximately 15 months and work time will be supported through on the job training and regular trainer/assessor meetings with the apprentice to support learning and assessment. The apprenticeship requires the achievement of level 2 in English and Maths as well as the Commis Chef apprenticeship.

  • To support on site catering activities under the direction of the Chef Supervisor / Chef Manager / Unit Manager
  • To ensure all food service provision is carried out in accordance with all aspects of the Somerset Larder Food Safety & Quality Management System and any relevant legal requirements
  • To ensure all food is produced on time to the required quality standards
  • To prepare & serve food at additional functions as required by key customers
  • To ensure that all kitchen facilities and all equipment is cleaned in accordance with the prescribed method and to the correct schedule
  • To ensure catering provision is carried out cost effectively with product rejects and waste within agreed limits
  • To ensure all work is carried out in accordance with the relevant H&S legislation and Codes of Practice, together with any specific on-site requirements of key customers
  • To ensure all incoming raw materials and packaging when delivered is in accordance with the specifications and is stored in the correct areas of the site
  • To assist relevant managers of all planned maintenance required or carried out and any repairs following unplanned breakdowns
  • To ensure all quality records are completed accurately and on time
  • To ensure all traceability requirements are fully complied with
  • To carry out specific food service tasks as required
  • To carry out other tasks as requested by the Chef Supervisor / Chef Manager / Unit Manager
  • To complete Training as in line with the role
  • To complete training as in line with the role. Engaging activities in accordance with the apprenticeship, tasks books, site wide tasks, meetings with Rob Jordon

Following the apprenticeship, we would expect and hope that the apprentice continues with Somerset Larder.

Our Ideal candidate will have the following characteristics in line with our values

Togetherness

Ability to work as part of a team

A flexible approach to working hours

Be supportive of colleagues

Nurture

Keen to learn on the job

Hold Food Safety Level 2 (or be able to achieve on appointment)

Pride

Be honest and trustworthy

Able to work independently

Have a can-do approach

Planet

Hygienic approach and manner

Committed to zero harm and sustainable practices

Skills/Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • Good general education and numeracy skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills including clear concise communication.
  • Relevant catering experience.
  • Cooking experience of fresh foods
  • Experience of Food Safety Management/ HACCP systems operation
  • Able to work under pressure, with fixed deadlines and sometimes changing information.
  • Problem solving skills, ability to see the  end game' and work around particular hurdles placed at short notice.
  • Gain insight into the NNB way of working, with understanding for the need of enhanced security and vetting procedures.
  • Ordered, organised and able to work well within the different environments of each of the service and supply elements of the HPC Contract
  • Positive attitude, as at times work streams rapidly change and can be testing in terms of challenging understanding.
Qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent English GCSE (Grade 4) Desired
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths GCSE (Grade 4) Desired
  • Other Food Hygiene Level 2 (Grade Pass) Desired


Additional Information

South West Larder offers a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Christmas Shutdown
  • Flexible shift options
  • Ongoing Learning, Development & Training
  • Access to Occupational Health
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Pension Scheme (5% matched)
  • Free Meal on Shift
  • Extra Hour pay per day for using the HPC bus service

Successful applicants will be required to provide a three-year employment history and five-year address history in order to work on Hinkley Point C. They must be able to provide in date photographic ID and their right to work in the UK so that security clearance can be obtained as these roles are based on a nuclear regulated site.