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senior chef apprenticeship in production cooking

This 12-18 month apprenticeship consists of:

  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 2) 
  • Functional Skills English (Level 2)
  • An independent end assessment
  • An accredited Level 3 Apprenticeship

 

Senior production chefs strive to produce customers’ meals consistently to perfection according to predetermined specifications. They have the ability to work independently and lead a team in often hot and highly challenging kitchen environments.

Production chefs are likely to work in organisations where brands, recipes and menus have been created by a central development team. 

Working quickly and efficiently is a key skill required among production chefs and their teams, often producing food in high volumes, day after day, requiring energy, highly methodical organisational skills and attention to detail.

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Entry requirements

An employer will determine their own entry requirements for an employee to commence this apprenticeship, but these general entry requirements apply; you have to be aged 16 years or over and must be working in the sector for at least 30 hours a week. You also need to be a resident in England and not taking part in full-time education.

If you are not yet employed, C2C advertises apprenticeship vacancies with employers on the National Apprenticeship website. This is a free service and there are many apprenticeship opportunities available. You can apply for current Apprenticeship Vacancies here.

How to apply

You can apply for an Apprenticeship with C2C at any time of the year provided you meet the entry requirements.

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