Job type: Apprenticeship

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If you have a passion for food and people – we can do the rest! We can offer you the opportunity to work with and be mentored by our award-winning Chefs and their culinary teams. We are different, we are innovative and we have MADE the difference.

Closing date: 03 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00 - £220.00

  • Working week

    Sunday – Saturday (Shifts) One day a week college attendance this will include theory and practical. £5 per hour £5.50 after successful 6 month probation Total hours per week: 30- 40 hours TBC at interview Wkly wage £150.00 - £220.00

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    22 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Aug 2021

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Distance

    101.5 miles

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

You will have the opportunity to participate in a structured programme that will develop your skills and knowledge with real life experience, working alongside professional Chefs within our production and retail kitchens, developing and delivering high end menus and products.

Amadeus standards are high. Therefore, successful candidates should be eager to learn, flexible in their approach and have a passion for food, people and delivery. They must have a passion for innovation and creativity with a can do attitude!

Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Strive to prepare and present food to Amadeus standard and specification
  • Follow all Amadeus standards in relation to service, speed of service and hospitality
  • Prepared to Learn from experienced team members on how to work/run all relevant food areas within an active professional kitchen
  • To attend daily briefings and carry out the shift duties assigned by the Head Chef within the operational area
  • Prepare all miss-end-place for all relevant menus
  • Assist other departments wherever necessary and maintain good working relationships with your colleagues
  • Awareness of departmental targets and strive to achieve them as part of the team
  • Meet all health and hygiene requirements when handling food and/or operating equipment
  • Adhere to dress code and personal hygiene standards at all times
  • Ensure that you attend work when required by checking the rota on a regular basis
  • To adhere to Health & Safety, Fire, Food Safety and allergen safety at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Work under pressure
  • Creative
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisation and time management

Personal qualities

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Positive attitude
  • Good work ethic
  • Flexible and pro-active approach to work duties and hours
  • Committed to completing the Apprenticeship programme by combining work based learning, assessment and independent study.
  • Forward thinking
  • Good attitude and understanding of Health and safety and food safety

Desired qualifications

  • Preferred GCSE at C (4) or above in English and maths or equivalent, alternatively you can complete functional skills whist on your apprenticeship. Following initial assessment pre entry.

Future prospects

Our Promise: - We invest in developing your talents to help you progress your chosen career and deliver outstanding performance.

  • We care about your health and well-being and therefore, will ensure we reward outstanding performance to help you and your family live happy lives. –
  • Have your say, we will listen! As we want you engaged and always inspired by Amadeus values and culture.
  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship it is anticipated that you will be a competent Chef with excellent food knowledge and a clear progression plan within Amadeus should you be up for the challenge!

Things to consider

The role will include preparation, cooking and delivery of meals to a very high standard.

This will include working different shifts as required by the business.

The job is very physical so the candidate will need to be physically able to carry out the demands of the role.

It will also include you working and thinking practically.

It’s a fast paced, high energy environment that can be demanding but lots of fun.

Amadeus and the NEC Group is a great place to work, we offer free on site staff parking, a free meal during your shift and a choices benefits scheme that can offer private medical, extra holiday etc.

You will receive a destination NEC card that offers discounts over a range of NEC Campus shops and restaurants.

We also offer a reward scheme called ‘stars’, you can earn points that can be exchanged for a wide range of gifts.

If you have the drive and commitment; and are passionate about the food industry – we can offer you the chance to succeed.

The apprenticeship will give you practical experience combined with theory. You will work toward a commis chef apprentice standard and a permanent position in a multi award winning business.

Wages explained:

£5.00 per hour 1- 6 months

£5.50 per hour 7-12 months

£6.00 per hour 13- 18 months

£6.50 per hour 19-22 months

(Subject to successful reviews)

National living wage will be in place if aged 20 years or over after the first year of the apprenticeship.

Exceed our expectations - and you will be encouraged to progress further within the organisation with a structured careers path. With the potential starting rate of £10.00 per hour.


This position is for working with Amadeus at The ICC

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About the employer

Amadeus is the Catering and Hospitality business of the NEC group; we have a presence at all of the NEC Group home venues as well regional venues such as Resorts World. This vacancy is for a position primarily at the ICC. We offer the highest standard of hospitality and event catering. The NEC Group is about Bringing Live to Life ®, creating destinations of the future, and making every moment count for our customers. With over 40 years’ experience and more than 1500 staff, we cater for 4 million visitors over 1000 events a year across our venues. Our desire is to deliver an outstanding food service experience in each of the venues that we operate in. We do this by training every single one of our staff to the highest standards; this has led us to winning more than 650 awards for quality and innovation in our Catering team.


NEC Group Ltd


8 Centenary Square


B1 2EA

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Additional location information

Based at ICC


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University College Birmingham


Jill Costello 0121 2324091

  • Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard to include: Functional Skills level 1 & 2 in maths and English (if required)
  • The course will include both on and off job training and assessments which will take place in the workplace and/or at University College Birmingham

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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Deadline: 15-12-2023

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