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Just one of the great things about an Apprenticeship in food production & cooking, is that you actually get to do the job right away. You get to experience:

  • Work in a professional kitchen environment
  • Learn from food production experts
  • Continually gain practical skills and experience
  • Earn while you learn

 

When you successfully complete your Food Production & Cooking Intermediate Level Apprenticeship, you will qualify with a Level 2 Diploma in Food Production & Cooking. You will also have valuable functional skills, solid references, some great colleagues and positive experiences behind you.

An Apprenticeship really is what you make it and at Paragon Skills we are here to ensure that you get the most from it.

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12 - 18 months

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What you can expect

An Apprenticeship is a valuable doorway of opportunity for learners and employees to progress in their industry.

The hospitality industry, and in particularly food production & cooking, covers hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs, hospitality services, holiday resorts and self catering accommodation among others, and is part of the wider leisure, travel and tourism sector which needs to recruit 855,000 staff by the year 2017 to replace those who leave or retire.

A Food Production & Cooking Intermediate Level Apprenticeship is an investment in the skills you need to succeed in the hospitality industry. These skills include:

  • Good organisational skills
  • An understanding and tactful approach
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and methods
  • An awareness of health and safety issues

 

The exact details of your job depend on your specific employer, but typically you can expect to work around 37 hours a week on a shift or rota system, including nights, bank holidays and particularly weekends, a busy time for the hospitality sector. As a food production & cooking assistant, your role could include any of the following:

  • Preparing a variety of dishes
  • Cooking prepared dishes
  • Maintaining a clean, safe and hygienic working environment.
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If I can do it, It may inspire [my colleagues] to do a qualification and gain new knowledge too. I feel I am of value to my colleagues and it has built positive working relationships in my setting as I have built new relationships due to more experienced staff supporting me during the qualification.

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Your pathway to success

Once your Apprenticeship is completed, you could progress onto a Hospitality Supervision Advanced Level Apprenticeship or employment in the hospitality industry in an assistant role within food production & cooking.

Food production & cooking assistants don’t just work in one area. A career in food production, cooking and hospitality could give you the opportunity to work in a variety of locations, including hospitals, school canteens, hotel dining rooms, care homes, contract catering sites, fast food outlets or cafes.

At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed, and are there to support you throughout every stage of your Food Production & Cooking Intermediate Level Apprenticeship.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this is you, then speak to us today and jump-start your career with Paragon Skills.

What you could do next

What you could do next

Food Production & Cooking Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

  • Cook
  • Chef
  • Kitchen Assistant

Hospitality Supervision Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

  • Chef
  • Team Leader

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