Catering Apprentice


Main area
Hospital Services
Fixed term
37.5 per week
Job ref
Alderney Hosptial
£4.55 per hour with an increase to £5.05 after 6 months
30/10/2017 23:59





Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to offer the opportunity of an apprenticeship within our Catering department based at Alderney Hospital.

You will undertake an apprenticeship in Catering and at the end of your placement will achieve the following qualifications:
• Apprenticeship in Commis Chef Level 2
• Functional Skills in Mathematics Level 1
• Functional Skills in English Level 1
• Level 2 Technical Certificate
• Employer Rights and Responsibilities

The NVQ qualification is work-related and will relate specifically to your job role.

Our catering team is responsible for the planning, preparation and cooking for both patients and staff within the hospital. This role has been designed to allow you to develop and experience a broad and varied range of activities, these will include:

• Food preparation and cooking of meats, fish and vegetable
• Sauces and Soups
• Health & Safety
• Food Hygiene

You will be a valued member of our busy and friendly catering team and assist in the effective and smooth running of our Catering Service, maintaining excellent working relationships through effective communication.

Apprenticeships are a fantastic pathway to start a career as well as obtain a nationally recognised qualification.

Entry Requirements
You are eligible to apply for this post if you are living in England and are not taking part in full-time education, you are aged 16 or over and you do not already hold a Level 4 or higher qualification within this subject area.

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust will provide:

A dedicated mentor to support you through your apprenticeship, providing support and advice within the workplace, as well as helping you manage the balance of work and apprenticeship studies. You will have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally and will be encouraged to attend our in-house training courses and shadow colleagues from other services. There may be further opportunities depending on your interests and strengths.

As an employee of Dorset HealthCare you will have access to our extensive e-learning platform to help support your growth and development in your new role. You will also be able to apply for vacancies at the Trust within the same staff group, allowing you the opportunity to join the Trust on a permanent basis.

Did you Know?

As an apprentice you will have access to the NUS extra student card (your training provider will give you more information about your NUS card on your enrolment to your apprenticeship). For a small fee you will also be able to apply for the Blue Light Card, both cards will give you access to more than 200 discounts from retail stores and restaurants.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sophie Hill, Learning and Development Project Officer on 01202 277182 or via email

If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277180