Contract: Two years while training with potential progression within company after successful completion of qualification
Salary: Starting salary £240 per week
Employer: Leith's at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Closing Date: This position will close when a suitable applicant has been found
This is a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of working in a busy kitchen with experienced and qualified chefs and ensure you get the best start to your career as possible. You must have an interest in food and cooking.
At Leith's at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, we take pride in producing simple, unfussy, delicious food. We aim to deliver friendly, professional service through well trained and motivated staff. We create an atmosphere in which our staff can develop their talents and feel part of an enthusiastic team.
Working 40 hours per week, you will be part of a team of 9 staff. Kitchens can be challenging but very rewarding environments; we will work with you to ensure you get the best start to your career as possible. You will be assigned a mentor who has gone through the apprenticeship programme here and knows exactly the challenges you are facing on a daily basis.
What might a day in this job look like?
From cooking 5 course VIP dinners for celebrities like George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger to catering for the thousands of visitors who attend the conferences, events and conventions held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, you will learn all aspects of working in a busy kitchen with experienced and qualified chefs. Duties may include:
What will I learn?
You will work towards SVQ Level 2 and 3 in Food Preparation and Cooking through practical and theoretical assessment.
All your learning will be done on the job and you will also learn about team work, customer service and problem solving.
What Qualifications / Qualities are required?
We are not looking for any formal qualifications but you will be enrolled onto an SVQ Level 2 Food Preparation and Cooking which will require a good level of literacy and numeracy and excellent communication skills.
We are looking for candidates who have a real interest in food and cooking, are enthusiastic, keen to learn and willing to follow instructions.