Get Paid, Get Qualified
Just one of the great things about an Apprenticeship in professional cookery, is that you actually get to do the job right away. You get to:
- Work in a professional kitchen environment
- Learn from trained chefs
- Continually gain practical skills and experience
- Earn while you learn
When you successfully complete your Professional Cookery Intermediate Level Apprenticeship, you will qualify with a Diploma in Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery. 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.
Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2
City & Guilds
What you can expect
An Apprenticeship is a valuable doorway of opportunity for learners and employees to progress in their industry.
The Catering Industry covers hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs, contract catering, holiday centres and school catering. It operates across well-known chains and in small businesses, including owner/operators, which make up just under three quarters of employers. The hotel and catering industry as a whole is a big employer and contributes around £30bn to the English economy each year, with the restaurant industry alone employing two thirds of a million people.
A Professional Cookery Intermediate Level Apprenticeship is an investment in the skills you need to succeed in the hospitality industry. These skills include:
- Good organisational skills
- Customer service and 'people' 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. Hours are likely to involve early morning and/or late nights, depending on your employer. You can also expect to cover weekends and public holidays. As a professional cookery trainee, your role could include any of the following:
- Cooking, preparing and finishing food
- Cooking and preparing food using specialist spices and methods
- Using specialist ingredients and methods
You’ll also learn:
- Ensuring food section is constantly supplied with the full range of menu items
- Keeling the kitchen clean, tidy, safe and hygienic
- Stock ordering techniques
Your pathway to success
Once your apprenticeship is completed, you could progress to further catering courses and the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery, or employment in the catering industry in a role such as a craft and commis chef in fine dining or casual dining settings as a chef or cook.
Professional cooks don’t just work in one area. A career in hospitality could give you the opportunity to work in a variety of locations, including hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs among many more.
At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed, and are there to support you throughout every stage of your Professional Cookery 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.
Do I have to find a job first?
If you're not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for Apprenticeship vacan...
Will it cost me anything?
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Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?
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