Kickstart - Trainee Catering Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 22 September 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 29 December 2021
Location: Clement, PE344JX
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000254689

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.


Each trainee will work under the supervision of one of our experienced Kitchen Cooks at each of our 4 locations. The trainee will gain knowledge of food hygiene and will have to complete a Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification. They will assist in preparing new menus and creating choice and variety in food as well as costing of menus and understanding of nutritional values in food. They will prepare and understand the dietary needs of individuals such as diabetics, pureed requirements etc. Candidates will assist the cook in the kitchen to prepare and serve all meals as well as understand hydration and preparing of hot and cold beverages for the residents.

In order to understand the social care sector, the company and our residents, all trainees will be given the opportunity to qualify on at least 20 certified courses during the period of their training which include: moving and handling, infection control, dementia, safeguarding of adults and children, pressure sores etc.

Have experience using a computer.
Ability to work as part of a team or individually.
Good communication skills.
Basic level of Maths and English.
The willingness to learn

ational Minimum Wage

Shifts: 7am to 2pm

Candidates in this role will have their line manager who will be able to offer training, support and act a mentor. They will also be supported by the Company Secretary/Staff Welfare Officer.

A Kickstart WhatsApp group will be set up so that all candidates will benefit from the support of colleagues in a similar situation.

The candidates will benefit from monthly meetings with a member of the management team to understand how far they have progressed in their training and if any assistance can be given.

Assistance will be given to build the candidates CV. A member of the management team will also review their CV and assist with amendments.

Interview preparation will also be given by a member of the management team. This will include a mock interview.

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