Apprenticeship information

Location Industry Salary Posted on Closing date
BembridgeCatering, Hospitality & Bar£120.00-£156.00 Per WeekWed, 04 September 2019Fri, 27 September 2019

Here at The Isle of Wight College we work with a number of employers, in a vast array of industries. A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work for The Spinnaker as a Trainee Apprentice Chef.

Welcome to The Spinnaker, we strive to exceed customer expectations and make for a memorable experience for all that visit us. We look forward to welcoming you to The Spinnaker to share the experience of our establishment with you. Relax and enjoy

A beautifully restored Edwardian inn, set in the heart of the chic village of Bembridge.
At The Spinnaker, we are proud to use the best quality local produce available to us from this ‘Garden Isle’. The Isle of Wight has become a real gastronomic destination due to the dedication and passion of local producers, suppliers, and chefs. We are proud to be at the forefront of this movement and to support our local producers.

Tasks and Responsibilities will include:

 We are looking for an enthusiastic young person to join our kitchen team who has a passion for good food, using local produce and a desire to learn and succeed. Good time keeping and communication skills are vital along with understanding the importance of stock control.


  • To assist in our busy kitchen with food preparation, cooking and general kitchen duties
  • Be flexible and work effectively as a member of our successful team
  • Support the preparation & cooking of food throughout the day
  • Work and communicate effectively with the team
  • Provide consistency and high standards in all you do
  • Be self-confident, ambitious and motivated
  • Work at weekends and evenings


Desired skills

  • Good communication and inter personal skills
  • Organised
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Good time keeping and communication skills are vital.
  • Follow and implement instructions
  • Have good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Show a willingness to learn and be trained
  • Be able to work independently or under supervision
  • Have the ability to record off-the-job training
  • Be proactive and forward thinking

Attributes/mind set: 

  • Confident
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hard -working
  • Committed 
  • Punctual and hard-working 
  • Calm in a busy working environment
  • Methodical and orderly in your work
  • Well-presented with good personal hygiene
  • A good team member with a great personality and a passion for great food

Qualifications Required

  • Ideally 5 GCSE Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent qualification) in English and maths.

Apprenticeship Standard

  • Commis Chef Standard Level 2
  • Apprenticeship duration will be between 12 -18 months + 3 months for End Point Assessment
  • Functional Skills – if not already achieved a GCSE C (or above) in maths, IT and English (or equivalent qualification) 
  • There is a requirement to complete 20% off job training, College attendance will contribute but time spent either learning something new, other courses or any support work you that is not your usual role will also be counted

Working Week

  • 30-40 Hours a week over 5 days and will include evenings and Weekends
  • One day per week to be spent at the college


  •  £120-£160 per week



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Closing date for applications will be Friday 27th Septemberr 2019 and interviews for successful applicants, will be held shortly after.

Your details will be processed and recorded in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:


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