Apprentice Chef at The Swan Hotel

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  • Reference: VAC001186556
  • Total Positions: 1
  • Location: Lydney
  • Salary: £140.00 per week
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Closing Date: 4 April 2017
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We are looking for an individual who is hard working and also passionate about creating freshly cooked dishes. We are currently a small yet highly effective team who can offer you the support and facilitation you require to achieve your catering qualifications.

This  is an exciting opportunity to join our kitchen team which offers a wealth of experience and knowledge for you to draw upon.  With our chefs having experience of catering to a two AA rosette standard, their passion to deliver freshly cooked dishes can prove to be exciting to the successful candidate.  Whilst focusing on the relevant learning to be achieved in order to gain the catering qualification, duties within the kitchen team may include the following

  • Knowledge and skills relating to bread and roll making.
  • Development of desserts and ice-creams.
  • Learning butchery skills.
  • Importance of concordance with food hygiene regulations.
  • Relevance of allergen information
  • Development towards becoming an independent kitchen professional
  • Contribute towards ensuring the kitchen environment is clean and tidy and kept in a safe working manner.
  • Support to achieve the competencies, skills and knowledge required to facilitate your achievement of the catering qualification.


Desired skills

  • Having a base knowledge of catering skills would be an advantage however not essential. 
  • An individual who possesses a passion for producing good quality food is deemed to be more essential by the team here at The Swan.

Personal qualities

  • We require an individual who is hard working and also a team player. 
  • Good time keeping skills, the ability to work under pressure and a desire to learn would be key aspects we are seeking. 
  • Pride in ones appearance is also an essential element required within the kitchen team.

Qualifications required

GCSE Maths and English A – D or equivalent qualifications.

Future Prospects

Possible permanent position upon completion of apprenticeship.

Things to consider

This post will entail working unsociable hours in order to meet the needs of the business. This would include working weekends and evenings. The nature of employment within a professional kitchen is that it can be a hot and on occasion, stressful environment to work in.

As the needs of the business are paramount, specific start and finish times are not able to be set and therefore flexibility is required from the successful applicant. For those reliant on public transport, this may be something they will need to take into consideration.

About the employer

The Swan Hotel is a pub situated in the centre of Lydney and currently employs a team of twelve people. With the recent development of five bedrooms, the business also encompasses The Ugly Duckling restaurant and as such, this offers the opportunity to deliver a variety of food served seven days a week.


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We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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