Apprenticeship Positions

Professional Chef Apprenticeship – Stamford


Have you genuine passion for cooking & looking for your first full time position in a dynamic kitchen under a talented head chefs with a wealth of knowledge? Be part of an awesome team & learn your craft with in a 2 Rosette environment.

You will be working along side our team developing your existing skills. The ideal candidate will be looking for a new challenge in a fast paced fresh food environment. You will be:

  • Motivated & energetic in a quality kitchen.
  • Well organised, have a creative outlook and a real interest in getting involved.

Typical duties:

  • Primarily supporting in our larder section.
  • Supporting our more senior chefs on breakfast, lunch & dinner service.
  • Supporting our chefs to achieve their daily mise en place.
  • Supporting our chefs to prepare staff meals.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001328835

Professional Chef Apprenticeship – Stamford


We are seeking an enthusiastic and passionate apprentice chef to join our team at The Coach House Inn. Very Good Rates of Pay!! Up to 40 Hours a week on varying shift patterns to include evening work.

Full Requirements of this job can vary slightly but will include

  • Good timekeeping
  • Can arrange own transport to and from work
  • Must complete this job in conjunction with accredited college course

Day to Day tasks will change but you will

  • Work cleanly & organise your section
  • Work breakfast service occasionally
  • Lunch & evening service
  • Prepare & cook all forms of meat, fish, vegetables, sauces & desserts
  • Make varieties of fresh bread
  • Learn to refine your presentation to match the quality of the food you prepare
  • Work with speed and precision to produce the result

Your responsibilities as an apprentice would be limited, however there are certain expectations:

  • To comply with food regulations
  • To come to work in a clean state with full clean uniform
  • To communicate well with other team members
  • To complete all jobs you are assigned to the best of your ability
  • To show respect to your colleagues
  • To complete all tasks that will be required in relation to your college course

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001326569

Professional Chef Apprenticeships – Oakham


An exciting opportunity to join the team at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel as an apprentice chef. Overlooking the beautiful Rutland landscape or the picturesque courtyard, our kitchen brigade provides fine dining using many ingredients sourced from the wealth of fine produce found in our locality, and from our own vegetable and herb gardens.

  • Learn different procedures of food preparation
  • Prepare ingredients for dishes upon the instructions of the chef
  • Make sure that food supplies are stored properly and used resourcefully
  • Ensure that food items are properly rotated in refrigerators and any near expiry ones are dealt with accordingly
  • Set up food stations by following chef’s orders
  • Make sure that recipes are followed properly during food preparation and cooking time
  • Handle portion control requirements and presentation standards
  • Arrange food items aesthetically on serving plates
  • Make sure that the kitchen is clean and organised at all times
  • Ensure that best food practices and kitchen hygiene protocols are adhered to
  • Make sure that all leftover food is stored properly
  • Assist in checking food deliveries for both quantity and quality standards
  • Provide input into stock rotation activities and make sure that food inventory is in check
  • Maintain a “clean as you go” work ethic

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001323860

Events Business Administration – Oakham


Barnsdale have an excellent opportunity to employ a Business Administration Apprentice; supporting in the function of Events Management.

Duties would include:

  • To support with Administration and set up/delivery of banqueting and conferences and support with managing all aspects of the day to day business
  • To develop into a key point of contact during weddings and functions, directing and supervising F&B staff during the shift with support from the Duty Manager
  • To carry out the administration element of the role related to supporting functions and conferences
  • To develop into selling our wedding packages and showing potential guests around the hotel
  • Welcoming guests to the function/conference
  • Ensure seamless delivery of attentive Food and Beverage service throughout the function/service
  • To develop into being a key presence and host within the business
  • Ensure own personal development through the Barnsdale training portal
  • Support communication and collaboration across all departments

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001323865

Hospitality Apprenticeship – Uffington


An exciting opportunity to join the new team at The Bertie Arms as an apprentice working front of house. The pub is located on Bertie Road in Uffington, serving the local community.

Your day to day duties will include the following:

  • Work as a hands on member of the team, communicating with the kitchen.
  • Show enthusiasm and passion for delivering exceptional levels of customer care with an approachable and friendly manner.
  • Assist in maintaining the tidiness and cleanliness of the front and back of house areas of the pub.
  • Assist in preparations and set-up for events.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and multitask.
  • Have the ability to work under own guidance.
  • Have a positive “can do” attitude.
  • Possess a smart, pristine appearance to adhere to the our presentation standards.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001319331

Professional Chef Apprenticeship – Uffington


An exciting opportunity to join the new team at The Bertie Arms as an apprentice chef. The pub is located on Bertie Road in Uffington, serving the local community.

Your day to day duties will include the following:

  • Learn different procedures of food preparation.
  • Prepare ingredients for dishes upon the instructions of the chef.
  • Make sure that food supplies are stored properly and used resourcefully.
  • Ensure that food items are properly rotated in refrigerators and any near expiry ones are dealt with according.
  • Set up food stations by following chef’s orders.
  • Make sure that recipes are followed properly during food preparation and cooking time.
  • Handle portion control requirements and presentation standards.
  • Arrange food items aesthetically on serving plates.
  • Make sure that the kitchen is clean and organised at all times.
  • Ensure that best food practices and kitchen hygiene protocols are adhered to.
  • Make sure that all leftover food is stored properly.
  • Assist in checking food deliveries for both quantity and quality standards.
  • Provide input into stock rotation activities and make sure that food inventory is in check.
  • Maintain a “clean as you go” work ethic.


Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001319339

Learning and Development Administrator – Peterborough


To undertake the full range of administrative responsibilities within a busy Learning and Development team. To contribute to the smooth running of the office. To support other team members to provide a quality service to our customers.

Manage the following mailboxes, responding to queries and distributing queries where appropriate.

  • United Learning Institute
  • United Leadership
  • Lifelong Learning
  • BiE Induction

To co-ordinate the day-to-day running of the People Development Pathways (i.e. annual training calendar) – including venue bookings, facilitators, designing/organising communications and recording attendance.

To manage administration of the United Learning Institute (online CPD portal) – create and manage events, assign delegates and assist with technical aspects of the People Development Pathways.

To administer, manage and maintain records for Central Office eLearning – Safeguarding (Educare) and Health & Safety.

To assist the Learning & Development Advisor with the Central Office Training Needs Analysis, Talent Management processes and the Masters funding applications.

Provide administrative support for the annual BiE Induction Conference for new teachers, Middle Leaders, Senior Leader and Heads (prior, during & post the event). Including attendee registration, enquiries, event coordination, dinner arrangements and host school support.

To administer, pursue and produce reports for evaluation of CPD activities and events.

Provide administrative support to the Lifelong Learning (apprenticeship) programme, through enquiries and data input.

Act as a main point of contact for People Development and provide administrative support to the Learning & Development Advisor as required; including invoicing, booking travel, conducting research and preparing papers.

To undertake any other tasks that are deem reasonable and assigned by the Learning & Development Advisor, Deputy Director of HR or Director of People.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001316803

Customer Service Apprenticeship – Peterborough


To provide a high quality service to customers, dealing with orders, payments, offering advice, guidance and support, meet-and-greet, sales, fixing problems, after care, service recovery or gaining insight through measuring customer satisfaction.

  • Deal with enquiries, requests and bookings made by telephone, e-mail or on-line
  • deliver good customer service and communicate effectively with customers
  • process customer information when necessary
  • maintain a positive and customer friendly attitude
  • deal with incoming telephone calls and recognise and deal with customer queries
  • general administration duties which may include filing, faxing, shredding and photocopying
  • liaise and communicate effectively with all staff members, callers and visitors in a professional manner
  • maintain a clean and tidy work environment
  • input data onto a computerised system and use IT including Microsoft Office
  • comply with health, safety, environmental and quality responsibilities support other colleagues as required

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC091061491

Professional Chef Apprenticeship – Stamford


This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to improve their skills in the kitchen and join our team. We require an apprentice to train in our busy kitchen working alongside our Head Chef.

Duties include:

  • As an apprentice Chef your role is to work with the Head Chef to prepare, cook and present food ensuring dishes are presented to a high quality standard.
  • You will clean, prepare, cook and finish foods for basic dishes in line with company policy and procedure/standards set by Head Chef/ Manager ensuring recipes are followed and portion controls are adhered to.
  • You will ensure the kitchen is prepared for service, that work areas are kept clean and tidy at all times, that food is correctly stored ensuring correct stock rotation and that kitchen wastage is minimised. You will ensure compliance with legislation and company policies and procedures in terms of Health and Safety and Food Hygiene.
  • You will maintain food safety when storing and putting clean items away. You will be using basic kitchen resources – equipment, chemicals, cleaning substances to company policy, collecting waste and disposing of it safely. You will complete kitchen documentation, deep cleaning and maintain compliance with basic kitchen training.
  • You will be responsible for unloading deliveries of food and other equipment to the kitchen. You will ensure the number of items delivered is in line with the order placed and also the correct quantity and quality expected.
  • You will be required to understand the Front of House process by working the front of house as part of your training programme.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001287576

Food and Beverage Apprenticeship – Stamford


This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to learn Front of House Skills and also learn some basic kitchen skills. We require an Apprentice to train in our busy restaurant working along our Restaurant Manager in all aspects of running a busy restaurant.

  • As a Food and Beverage Apprentice, you play a key role in helping guests to enjoy their meal. It is your responsibility to ensure that there is no delay in bringing the food from the kitchen, and that it is served as attractively as possible.
  • You will advise guests on the food and drink available (sales skills are an important aspect of this) and serve their meals while causing as little unnecessary disruption to them as possible. You will also clear plates and other unwanted items from the table, replenish drinks and wine glasses, and keep the restaurant looking pleasant.
  • You will also be responsible for greeting guests, showing them to their table, taking orders and collecting their payment at the end of the meal and process payments at the till throughout service.
  • You will help to prepare the restaurant for service, and clear away when all the guests have gone. You may be asked to help serve at banquets, cocktail parties, special dinners, weddings, and other functions.
  • You may need to set up the tables and seating, as well as laying the tables and assisting with the washing up/polishing cutlery.
  • Along with serving meals, you will be required to serve tea and coffee to guests. You also need to know what wines and other drinks are available to your guests, so you must be knowledgeable on the laws relating to the service of alcohol.
  • High standards of personal presentation and hygiene are essential at all times. It is also important to be aware of safety, so that you avoid any accidents.
  • You will also be required to assist with stock control – bottling up, stock count and stock rotation.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001287514

Business Administrator Apprenticeship – Stamford


Your role as an Apprentice Business Administrator will be to help ensure the smooth running of the office while learning valuable office based skills. While we will be looking for you to work hard and contribute to the daily running of the office, in return we will invest in your personal development.

The role will include:

  • Answering and screening incoming calls
  • Managing the post and mailbox email
  • Greeting visitors
  • Booking couriers and travel requirements
  • General filing
  • Scanning, photocopying and binding
  • Updating of contact lists/databases
  • Some secretarial duties
  • Monitoring and managing the ordering of stationary, PPE and general office supplies
  • Matching invoices and delivery notes
  • Supporting Estimating, Contracts, Insurance and Finance Administrators on request


Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001295252

Hospitality Apprenticeship – Spalding


This is a Front of House position. All aspects of restaurant service working in a busy independent Italian restaurant. The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday. This position would ideally suit someone who is passionate about Italian food, is flexible, enthusiastic and hard working.

Day to day duties will include:

  • Providing excellent customer service.
  • Taking orders accurately.
  • Having a good knowledge of drinks, wines & food menus.
  • Stocking of thebar.
  • Effectively taking customer bookings (in person, phone, email, social media etc).
  • Setting up and closing downof therestaurant.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001307459

Apprenticeship News


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.

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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.