Apprenticeship Positions

Assistant Chef Apprenticeship – Burghley Park Golf Club – Stamford

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 / Full time employment

Working week

    • 30 – 40 hours per week £4.00 – £4.50 per hour, will be reviewed over busy periods Christmas, New Year and Burghley Horse Trials
    • Total hours per week: 30.00

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

First question

Why is this apprenticeship appropriate for you?

Second question

What is your favourite food and why?

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001492100

Customer Service Apprenticeship – SDJ Sports – Sawtry

Full description of vacancy

  • deal with customer queries primarily through the centralised email messaging software on a daily basis.
  • deal with customers over the phone and face to face when required (less than 10% of the work)
  • process customer returns on a daily basis and process them according to the sales channel requirements.
  • maintain a positive customer feedback and review any negative feedback received and take action with the approval of the Customer Services Manager
  • Review the companies sales account to monitor performance and flag any issues which may cause sales ranking to drop.
  • general administration duties which may include filing, faxing, shredding and photocopying
  • liaise and communicate effectively with all staff members to effectively implement changes to listings or picking practises which will improve customer feedback or negate negative feedback from customers
  • 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

Future prospects description

As the Customer Service Apprenticeship is centrally positions within the business the opportunities are wide ranging upon successful completion of the Customer Service Apprenticeship.

Going on to become a Product Lister for the channels that the company sells through, or a Product Buyer are options as well a Stock Management or roles within Finance are all a possible option.The initial role will giveyou a good understanding off facets of the company and for the right person the opportunity to go on and develop their career.

Job Skills required

  • Use a range of questioning skills, including listening and responding in a way that builds rapport, determines customer needs and expectations and achieves positive engagement and delivery.

Communication

  • Use an appropriate ‘tone of voice’ in all communications, including written and digital, that reflect the organisation’s brand.

Influencing skills

  • Provide clear explanations and offer options in order to help customers make choices that are mutually beneficial to both the customer and your organisation.

Personal organisation

  • Be able to organise yourself, prioritise your own workload/activity and work to meet deadlines.

Dealing with customer conflict and challenge

  • Demonstrate patience and calmness.
  • Show you understand the customer’s point of view.

Personal qualities

Outgoing and robust personality

Good Communication skills both verbal and written

Ability to prioritise themselves

Framework Components

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Working Week (min 30 hrs max 40 hrs)

40 hours per week (£4.50 p/h + Bonus)

Two Vacancy Specific questions:

Question one: What hobbies or interests do you have?

Question two: Tell us about a time when you had to calm down an irritated person.

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference:

Electrical Maintenance Apprenticeship – Bourne Textile Services – Bourne

Vacancy description

  • Working as part of a maintenance team to keep high-volume factory machinery working
  • Electrical installations – new works
  • Electrical fault diagnosis and repair – building installations
  • Electrical fault diagnosis and repair – machinery
  • Mechanical fault diagnosis and repair – machinery
  • Machine scheduled and unscheduled maintenance
  • Completion of maintenance documentation including computer data entry

Desired skills

  • Natural interest in how machines work
  • Physically capable of climbing ladders and on machinery
  • Works well in a team

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic self-starter with positive work attitude
  • Good communicator
  • Good time keeping and attendance

Desired qualifications

Minimum maths and English GCSE grade 4 or equivalent

Future prospects

Full-time employment

Training to be provided

City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification – Maintenance (QCF) (June 2017) [60162995]
Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in accordance to the assessment plan of the standard.
Transferable skill such as Maths and English.

Working week

    • Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm with 30 minutes unpaid lunch
    • Total hours per week: 37.50

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001489656

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

Business Administration – Lucas Fettes and Partners – Peterborough

Vacancy description

Carry out office duties such as answering the telephone, taking messages, responding to queries via email, filing and photocopying.

Key duties to involve:

  • Opening files on the case management system
  • Collate financial records off the system
  • Data entry tasks
  • Type up of standard letters as required
  • Book meetings and support Senior Managers in the organisation and preparation of materials, providing excellent customer service and refreshments when required
  • Understand and comply with health and safety in the workplace
  • Assist departments as necessary ensuring full compliance to quality systems
  • Collate and extract information as required
  • Assist with ensuring the office is kept clean and tidy at all times
  • Deal with incoming and outgoing post
  • Order and monitor stationery supplies
  • Use office equipment such as printers, photocopiers and telephones.

Once you are more experienced in the role and company and once familiar with the technical nature of the work there is the opportunity to progress within the role to take on more responsibility and ownership of work.

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of Microsoft Office systems including Word and Excel
  • Competent use of internet and email systems
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Ability to listen and follow instructions

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm
  • Proactive outlook
  • Willing to learn and progress
  • Customer orientated
  • Work as part of a team
  • Confident
  • Well presented

Desired qualifications

GCSE grade A to C in Maths and English (or equivalent) is required due to the technical nature of the role.

Future prospects

After successfully completing the apprenticeship programme, there is the possibility that you will be offered a full time position and the opportunity to further progress within the company, subject to satisfactory performance.

Things to consider

Long periods of time spent sitting at a desk using a computer.

You will be required to think quickly, be confident and have good communication skills.It is essential that you use your own initiative.

This is a high pressure role and so you will need to be able to work well in this environment.

Working week

    • 9am – 5pm (one hour unpaid lunch)
    • Total hours per week: 35.00

 

Apprenticeship-apply-nowReference: VAC001485720

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.