Description: Catering and Professional Chefs Apprentice – Earn while you learn
Okehampton Adventure Centre is one of the largest enterprise Youth Hostels and activity centres in the Youth Hostel Association. A full range of outdoor activities takes place and the site buzzes with excitement all day every day!
The centre is close to Dartmoor National Park in this beautiful part of the South West and Exeter is only 25 miles away by road.
The Hostel delivers 20000 meals per annum mainly for school parties and families.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual. No experience is necessary, as training will be given. However, a desire to work in the catering industry is essential. We have good links with Exeter College and are able to offer a work placement as well as support for the catering and professional chefs Apprenticeship.
This is a great way into the industry giving the all-important practical experience as well as work based learning, so applicants will finish with a year’s experience in a catering environment along with an NVQ. After the apprenticeship is completed, there will be an opportunity for the right candidate to pursue a career within the company. Importantly, apprentices are treated as a member of the catering team and will be expected to form an integral part of the team first as an assistant and then taking a lead role in certain areas.
There will be an initial training period as well as ongoing training throughout the season. Personal development does also depend on the individual, as they will be expected to practice in their own time.