Apprentice Chef

Post Title: Apprentice Chef

Post Reference: CAT29

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Salary: £7,226 per annum (£3.75 per hour) paid in monthly instalments, which includes a 1.5% salary increase from 1st January 2019. £3.75 is the rate for apprentices if they are either aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.  Apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW) for their age if they are aged 19 or over and once they have completed the first year of their apprenticeship.  More information is also available on the government web site Rising to £7,503.60 per annum (£3.90 per hour) in April 2019.

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 as laid down in the Team Member Handbook.

Vision: We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is naturally outgoing to work within our catering department which provides food for College students and staff as well as for commercial events including weddings. You will be involved in providing a 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 land-based 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.

Status: This is a fixed term post for 15 / 18 months (dependant on the level of apprenticeship) or until the qualification has been achieved, whichever is the earlier.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jeremy Start at The Coach House Café on 01305 215020 during normal working hours.

KMS 600 Appendix F – College Application Form


CAT29 – Apprenticed Chef – Job Description

The Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 27 February at 9:00am

Proposed Interview Date: March TBC

To Apply:

CVs will not be accepted. Applicants for this position must complete both a College Job Application form and a Work-based Learning application form.

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

Applicants for this position must complete a college employment application form. CVs will not be accepted.

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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 provide evidence of all the qualifications listed on your application form 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.

Kingston Maurward College reserves the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Please ensure you read our GDPR Candidate Privacy Notice to understand how your data is processed. This can be found on the College’s Website under “Work for Us”.

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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