Gain a professional cookery level 2 apprenticeship with us and give yourself the best possible start to your career in food. This unique and nationally celebrated programme involves successful applicants completing 24 training days, over the course
of 12 months, at River Cottage HQ with professional Chef Tutors.
When not attending the sessions at River Cottage, you will be working
at some of the best restaurants and hotels across the new forest.
The combination of training, working and in-business tutorials is what will enable
you to gain your qualification. This programme is free of charge to all applicants
who meet the eligibility criteria.
A full set of knives, chefs whites and shoes. Travel to and from river cottage hq and accommodation for the nights away.
You will have regular coursework that needs to be completed. There is also testing throughout the process.
After you successfully navigate through your first years apprenticeship you will have the option to complete a further 12 months with River Cottage and complete an advanced apprenticeship. You will also have the option to secure permanent employment within new forest hotels.
Be between the ages of 16 – 23 for free placement, although any age can apply.
Dedicated to pursue a career as a chef.
Have the appetite and desire to see the programme through, from start to finish.
Not in any other form of education.
Can work a minimum of 30 hours per week in the business you are placed.
Attend 24 days training at River Cottage HQ, Park Farm.
Complete monthly coursework on time and to the best of your ability.
Be flexible, hardworking and prepared to work some evenings and weekends.
You are eligible to work in the UK.
You have been a resident in the UK continuously for the last 3 years.
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|Exclusive members only offers|
|Complimentary upgrade at check-in (when booked direct)|
|10% off cycle hire with Forest Leisure Cycling|
|15% off hotel bar drinks from 4pm-7pm|
|Up to 50% off Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway tickets|
|Up to 30% off Beaulieu National Motor Museum tickets|
|Up to 25% off Buckler’s Hard tickets|
|Up to 33% off New Forest Wildlife Park tickets|
|Up to 25% off Marwell Zoo tickets|
|10% off lunch bill at Burley Manor and The Drift Inn (Monday - Saturday)|
|Birthday treat - complimentary fizz when you dine and room upgrade (in month of birthday and when booked direct)|
|Choice of complimentary morning newspaper|
|Early check-in and late check-out privileges|
|10% off accommodation (when booked direct)|
|1015% off Temple Spa treatments||10%||15%|
|1015% off food||10%||15%|
|15% off drink||15%|
|10% off conference & events|
*All benefits are subject to availability and terms & conditions, attraction tickets must be purchased direct with us to receive discounts.