Apprentice Chef Post Ref: CAT8

Post Title:  Apprentice Chef

Post Reference:     CAT8

Vision: We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is naturally outgoing to work within our college catering department. You will be involved in providing high quality service to our students, staff and visitors to the campus. A flexible and positive can do attitude is required and although experience is desirable it is not essential. As the leading agricultural college in the area Kingston Maurward is ideally placed to promote food for the benefit of our students and the rural economy and we want our team members share our pride in what we do.

Job Purpose:   

-To provide and maintain an efficient service to all areas under your control following best practice within the PRIDE ethos.

-To comply with food safety and health & safety legislation in all areas of responsibility.

-To offer service in a polite efficient manner, ensuring high standards of personal appearance and dress are maintained.

Hours: 37 Hours per week with flexibility to meet business needs over Monday- Sunday.

Salary: £6541.60 per annum paid in monthly instalments. This is the National Apprenticeship rate for under 19-year olds in their first year of an Apprenticeship.  Apprentices who are over 19 will receive the National Minimum Wage applicable to their age.

Status: Fixed-Term for 15 months, or until the apprenticeship is completed, whichever is the earlier.


College Application Form

Job Application Form – WBL Apprentices

Closing date:  Friday 6th January 2017 at 9.00 am

Interview Date: TBC

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jeremy Start on 01305 215054 during normal working hours.

To Apply

CVs will not be accepted.  Applicants for this position must complete both a College employment application form and a Work Based Learning application form.

Please return the completed Application Forms by email to or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY.

For further details on application forms or the recruitment process, please go to our website Alternatively, please contact the HR department by emailing

You will be asked to produce evidence of all qualifications listed on your Job Application at interview.

Kingston Maurward College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The College welcomes applications from people with a disability and will offer interviews to all those who are able to reasonably fulfil the criteria outlined in this Job Description.  If applicants with a disability shortlisted for interview require any assistance in attending please contact the College’s Human Resources Manager in order that alternative arrangements are made.

Following receipt of completed application forms, if you have not heard from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date regrettably you will not have been short listed on this occasion.  All short listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date or no later than 3 days prior to the interview date (where an interview date is specified).

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