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Catering Assistant – Employability Fund - 11351

21 January 2019


This is an 8 week work placement on Employability Fund training allowance of £55 per week plus travel expenses. Successful applicants will secure a job and progress to Modern Apprenticeship.


Employability Fund Training Allowance of £55 per week plus travel expenses may be available.


Edinburgh Leisure is Edinburgh's biggest provider of leisure services, with over 4 million customers per annum to their 30 venues across the City.

Work Environment: 

Edinburgh Leisure makes a positive difference by:

  • welcoming all
  • everyone caring about what they do
  • being passionate about how they do it
  • feeling proud of what you achieve.

What might a day in this job look like?

As part of your work experience with Edinburgh Leisure at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, you will undergo an induction into the Catering Assistant role and receive practical experience in a busy kitchen environment. Work experience may involve tasks that are essential to maintaining the high standards set by environmental and health and safety requirements. You will be expected to be involved in:

  • food preparation
  • cleaning 
  • serving customers.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to become an effective member of the team, working in a professional catering environment. You will have an on-job mentor who will support you through weekly welfare chats and who will meet with you to carry out reviews whilst you are on work experience. During the 8 week programme you will also complete a certificate of Work Readiness (CWR).

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

This is a really hands-on role. You must be comfortable taking instruction and working as part of a team.

Please Note: Due to funding restrictions this opportunity is only for candidates who live in Edinburgh.

Closing Date:

We will continue to accept applications until suitable candidates are found.