Apprenticeship Positions

Assistant Chef Apprenticeship – The Six Bells Witham Ltd – Witham on the Hill (Bourne)

Vacancy description

  • Food preparation
  • Cleaning
  • Washing up
  • Stock checking and rotation
  • Cooking
  • Serving food
  • General kitchen duties
  • Assisting Head Chef

Desired skills

  • Experience of working in a kitchen or general catering
  • Working as part of a team
  • Confident
  • Basic knife skills

Personal qualities

  • Honesty
  • Interested in catering
  • Keen to learn
  • Friendly attitude
  • Clean appearance
  • Can take instructions

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above – desirable

Future prospects

Progression to Level 3

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery).
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR).
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).
  • Transferable Skills as required.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Working week

    • 4 day’s work equating to 37.5 hours (split shifts) 2 day’s off 1 day at college
    • Total hours per week: 37.50

 

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001481619

Barbering Apprenticeship – Seven Hair And Body – Peterborough

Vacancy description

  • Assisting all barbers
  • Ensuring the salon is kept clean and tidy
  • Assisting customers
  • 1-2-1 training with a Senior Barber
  • Organising models
  • After four months on programme the apprentice will be introduced to cutting skills / techniques, beard trimming working with customers.

Desired skills

  • Awareness of general Health & Safety
  • Punctuality
  • Social skills

Personal qualities

  • Sociable and upbeat
  • Desire to please others
  • Natural artistic flair

Desired qualifications

Minimum of maths and English GCSE grade 4 or equivalent – desirable

Working week

    • Five days a week, 40 hours per week. Alternative Sundays To include three late nights starting at 12.00 pm.
    • Total hours per week: 40

 

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001479980

Kitchen Assistant / Assistant Chef – The Wishing Well Inn – Bourne

Vacancy description

  • Food preparation
  • Cleaning
  • Washing up
  • Stock checking and rotation
  • Cooking
  • Serving food
  • General kitchen duties
  • Assisting Head Chef

Desired skills

  • Experience of working in a kitchen or general catering
  • Working as part of a team
  • Confident

Personal qualities

  • Honesty
  • Interested in catering
  • Keen to learn
  • Friendly attitude

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above – desirable

Working week

    • Five out of seven days, 35 hours a week
    • Total hours per week: 35

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001479497

Kitchen Assistant & Hospitality Apprenticeship – The Bull Inn – Bourne

Vacancy description

  • Food preparation
  • Cleaning
  • Washing up
  • Stock checking and rotation
  • Cooking
  • Serving customers
  • General kitchen duties
  • Assisting Head Chef
  • Preparation of dining area
  • Tasking customer orders
  • Customer focussed
  • Seamless service

Desired skills

  • Experience of working in a kitchen or general catering
  • Working as part of a team
  • Confident

Personal qualities

  • Honesty
  • Interested in catering
  • Keen to learn
  • Friendly attitude

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above – desirable

Future prospects

Opportunity to move into full time employment and / or continue with education

Working week

    • Five out of seven days, 35 hours a week
    • Total hours per week: 35

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001479425

Customer Service Adviser – NFU Mutual – Stamford

Vacancy description

Duties include:

  • Review and advise upon customer general insurance requirements
  • Process all customer instructions for policy amendments to meet required completion standards
  • Identify and initiate cross-selling opportunities and activities to new and existing customers
  • Initiate proactive sales activity to create new business opportunities for the Agency.
  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of NFU Mutual General Insurance products, as applicable to product licences
  • Obtain appointments for Financial Advisor to meet contribute to Agency target
  • Working within Compliance Framework required by the Company/Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Use of Microsoft Word & Excel as a minimum
  • Develop and sustain effective working relationships with customers, all members of agency and NFU Mutual staff
  • Comply with all applicable sections of the NFU mutual insurance compliance manual for the agency network, the agency guide and local agency procedures
  • Maintain record keeping requirements for your role
  • Produce correspondence to required time frames and quality standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management Team

Desired skills

  • Possess good IT Skills (particularly Outlook, Word & Excel)
  • Problem solving skills
  • Highly organised
  • Able to work to deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Personable
  • Hardworking
  • Good communicator
  • Reliable & trustworthy

Desired qualifications

English and maths GCSE at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).

Working week

    • Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm
    • Total hours per week: 37.5

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001472284

Childcare Apprenticeship – Sunflower Lodge Childcare – Spalding

Vacancy description

*Playing with the children

* Assisting with mealtimes ensuring the children are encouraged to eat or fed where applicable.

*Meeting the children’s personal care needs, e.g. changing nappies, assisting with toileting

*General cleaning, washing up after meals etc.

* Fulfilling key person responsibilities including communicating with the parents and completion of online learning journeys for the children.

*be a good team player, ready to really get stuck in and get to know the setting and the childcare industry.

*You must have a warm smiling face that makes every child feel special!

* You must be able to laugh at jokes you don’t understand or find funny!

* You’ll leave work every day messy and know that means it’s been a good day!

* You’ll be able to dress up as a pirate, alien, superhero, or fairy, whatever takes your fancy really and this be acceptable workwear!

* You’ll need to be able to sing a song, but not necessarily sing in tune!

*Most important is having fun.

Desired skills

Excellent Communication skills

Good organisational skills

Able to be attentive at all time

Personal qualities

  • Personable
  • Caring
  • Willing to help
  • Work under pressure in fast paced environment
  • Use of initiative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good communication

Desired qualifications

English & Maths GCSE Grades A to C / 9 to 4 or equivalent.

Working week

    • Shifts are planned on a rota, 35 per week consisting of 3 full days and 1 shorter day per week.
    • Total hours per week: 35

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001476236

Kitchen Assistant Apprenticeship – Rutland County Golf Club – Stamford

Job Description

  • Support the Cook in the operation of the kitchen.
  • Support the cook in the ordering and monitoring of supplies required for the kitchen.
  • Help to ensure that kitchen meets health and safety, food & hygiene standards at all times.
  • Maintain a professional and high standard of customer service at all times.

Skills Required

  • Interested in a career in the food industry
  • A willingness to learn and develop skills
  • Be able to listen to and carry out instructions

Personal Qualities

  • A friendly manner
  • Excellent timekeeper
  • Able to work within a small team

Qualification

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food Production and Cooking)
  • Employee rights and responsibilities
  • Transferable skills

Working Week

Mon – Sun (5 days over 7)

30+ Hours per week

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001446775

Apprenticeship News

Overview

What will I study as an apprentice?

A set of separate qualifications called a ‘framework’ make up the Apprenticeship, as this is not a qualification in its own right. Frameworks usually consist of three components – an NVQ, Functional Skills, and a Technical Certificate, and are set by standard setting bodies that represent employers’ needs, called Sector Skills Councils. As an apprentice you will take tests for technical knowledge and be assessed by an occupational competent assessor in your workplace.

New Apprenticeship Standards are currently being developed and are slowly replacing the current frameworks. The new Standards will have rigorous end point assessments (EPA) that are independently administered to verify the competence of the apprentice.

What qualifications do I need to become an apprentice?

The ability to complete the programme and determination to succeed are the most important attributes for a potential apprentice. General ability in English, Maths and ICT will be assessed by New College Stamford. For example, for an Automotive Apprenticeship you will need to pass the SelectorAhead assessments before commencing your programme.

However, as a general guide, the following qualifications are required as a minimum:

  • Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship: 2 GCSEs A to D Grade or equivalent e.g. NVQ Level 1.
  • Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship: 5 GCSEs A to C Grade or equivalent e.g. NVQ Level 2.

What can I expect to be paid as an apprentice?

The Government’s minimum wage rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. The rate applies to:

  • Apprentices under 19.
  • Apprentices aged 19 and over but in the first year of their Apprenticeship.

However, this is only a minimum hourly rate. Employers are encouraged to pay more where possible.

Further information can be found at GOV. UK here

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships have many advantages, here are just some.

  • They get paid, which means that they will be earning and learning.
  • The learning is delivered by a combination of attending college and learning at work – a good mix for those that do not want to remain in the classroom all day.
  • They will receive recognised qualifications including NVQs, Functional Skills (or GCSE) and a Technical Certificate.
  • They will be trained to do a job – and learn skills they can apply to real situations which they can use in the future to ‘hit the ground running’. They will also have a reference from their original employer that will support any future job applications.
  • Employers will often support their staff to study for higher qualifications such as HNC, HND, and Foundation Degrees so the apprentice can continue to study and work at the same time. This will help them avoid the costs that Full-Time undergraduates can face. However, there are some disadvantages to Apprenticeships – Studying at a higher level can take longer with some Apprenticeships – but this should be offset against the debts incurred with Full-Time study.
  • Some young people would prefer to learn in an academic environment not the workplace. Not every occupation can support Apprenticeships and they may have to take the academic route instead.

How can I apply and gain an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships should not be considered an easy option, and there is competition to gain one. You will need the following:

  • The right qualifications and job opportunity (particularly for an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship).
  • To be aged between 16-23 years ideally – although older students can apply and be accepted for an Apprenticeship. At level 3, the 19+ Advanced Learning Loan may be a better option for more mature students.
  • An employer that is willing to take you on – although we can offer help with this in some instances.
  • A willingness to learn and succeed, and a flair for the area that you are applying for.

To search and apply for an apprenticeship, click here.

Apprenticeship Funding

Age 16 to 18 are fully funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). No employer contribution required.

Age 19 and over are only part funded by the SFA. An employer contribution towards training and support costs may be required.