H-111 Apprentice Catering Assistant with The Olive School in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Salary £3.40 per hour
Reference Code H-111
Hours Per Week Monday to Friday 7:00am-2:00pm 32.5 hours per week. Term time plus one week
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Job Description

Main purpose of the role:

To contribute to the development of a strong, effective school with an emphasis on promoting a culture of educational excellence, within a caring and secure Islamic environment enriched with the values of discipline, mutual care and respect which extends beyond the school into the wider community.

Job Purpose

To assist in the preparation, cooking and serving of meals, snacks and beverages plus related catering duties under the direction of the Cook supervisor and Catering Manager.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

1. To assist with the preparation, cooking and serving of all food and beverages.

2. To assist in the serving of meals, ensuring correct portion sizes are served and good presentation is maintained.

3. To prepare the service areas, hot cupboards and other equipment at point of service for an efficient and effective service of the meal.

4. Prepare dining areas as appropriate, which may involve moving and/or setting up of furniture and after service assist with the clearing and cleaning of dining area.

5. Ensure cleanliness of all catering areas and adhere to cleaning rotas. General cleaning duties throughout the school kitchen includes washing: cutlery, crockery, light kitchen equipment, cooking and service equipment, all the floors and walls and fixed catering equipment with the kitchen and service area.

6. Assist with the storing of deliveries ensuring that stock rotation is maintained.

7. Assist with general stocktaking of both goods and equipment.

8. Work in a manner consistent with the requirements of Halaal food.

9. Ensure that kitchen equipment is maintained and any breakdowns or items requiring repair are reported to the immediate supervisor.

10. Ensure a high standard of cleanliness, personal hygiene and appearance at all times.

11. To undertake on and off the job training as required.

12. The post holder may reasonably be expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated.

General Responsibilities

1. Be aware of, and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection,

health and safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

2. Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school

3. Appreciate and support the role of other professionals





Person Specification

Skills required:

Awareness and skill within the culinary functions in general

Flexible approach to work

Good communication skills

Good customer care skills

Able to work under pressure and multi task

Good organisational skills

Ability to follow instructions

Attention to detail



Personal Qualities

Excellent standards of,and commitment to, personal hygiene

Clean and tidy appearance

Good level of fitness


Ability to address sensitive matters with a caring manner and confidentiality at all times

Team player

High levels of professional and personal integrity and honesty

A passionate belief in the school's mission statement, including education in a school with a strong faith ethos

Commitment to personal professional development


Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy preferred, however will consider all applications.


Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship – Level 2 Professional Cookery      

Proposed Duration

12-15 months

Training to be Provided

All aspects of NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery or Level 2 Food Production and Cooking. Will be trained in the workplace and assessed either totally in the workplace or one day release at college.

Future Prospects

Progression onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery


Paul Maguire

01254 292262


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