Apprentice Kitchen Assistant - National Theatre

Job Description

Job Title: Apprentice Kitchen Assistant
Salary: Competitive 
Location: National Theatre, London, England SE1 9PX
Reporting to: Executive Head Chef
Hours/working pattern: 40 hours per week / variable 

Due to contractual requirements candidates must be aged 18+

You do not need to have any experience to apply for this vacancy as full training will be provided as part of the Apprenticeship!

On completion of the Apprenticeship you will achieve the Commis Chef L2 and become a qualified Commis Chef.

We're currently recruiting an ambitious Apprentice Commis Chef to help us create exceptional food experiences for Levy on a full-time basis contracted to 40 hours per week. As a Commis Chef, you will be working in a passionate and hard-working team to create an outstanding culinary experience for our customers. In return, you will have the chance to progress your career with a company that invests in its people, celebrates individuality, and rewards and recognises employees who go beyond the plate.

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, Booking.com and many more
Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
Regular emails filled with the best discounts and savings available
Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
Contributory pension scheme
Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes

Could you bring your spark to Levy? Here's what you need to know before applying:

Your key responsibilities will include:

Preparing delicious, high-quality food that delights our clients and customers
Being an enthusiastic team player and excellent communicator
Helping with general kitchen tasks as directed
Representing Compass Group UK&I and maintaining a positive brand image
Complying with Food Handling & Hygiene standards
Complying with Health & Safety regulations

Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!

As part of Compass you'll help to feed people, fuel progress and forge connections in around 6,000 venues. Join us to grow your career with the industry leader, and get competitive pay, great perks and unrivalled opportunities for learning and development, at one of the UK's biggest businesses.

This Apprentice vacancy is based at one of our Levy UK + Ireland Sites, Levy UK + Ireland is the sports and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK and Ireland. It is the market leader in the provision of legendary food and drink experiences at some of the UK's most significant sporting, arena, and leisure venues.

The National Theatre, one of the UK's leading arts venues, reaches millions of people each year through live and digital programming, creating, and sharing performances in London, across the UK and internationally. The organisation strives to be accessible, inclusive, and sustainable. It empowers artists and craftspeople to make world-leading work, inspires young people, and works with communities. Based in the heart of London's South Bank, the venue is home to multiple performance spaces and is attended by over a million people annually, operating year-round to provide a welcoming space for audiences and visitors alike.
 
NT Food and Drink, a partnership formed between Levy UK & I (part of Compass Group), KERB Events and the National Theatre, enhances the experience of visitors to the NT. Through delivery of great hospitality across the building and with a wide range of venues from Espresso bars, cafes, theatre bars or pubs and restaurants, whether theatre-going or not, we're able to meet the needs of our guest and add to their experience of visiting this iconic venue.

Our ideal Commis Chef will:
Be a brilliant communicator and easily build relationships
Strive for excellence in an eager and motivated manner
Take initiative and make decisions that are right for our customers
Have a desire to succeed in your role
Possess the ability to work under pressure
Demonstrate exceptional timekeeping and reliability
Passionate about great-tasting food