An opportunity to complete an apprenticeship as an RAF Chef with an OFSTED outstanding training provider. You’ll be working in kitchens across the UK and around the world that play a key part in the UK’s defence. Working as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments. The RAF Chef training programme will provide you with the required organisational, time management, communication and number skills you require to stay calm under pressure. You can be employed in various environments; in military kitchens where you will work with the industrial partner to prepare hotel standard fare and provide gastronomy dining experiences for military personnel, in a field kitchen providing catering support for exercises and operations worldwide, or in an in-flight catering production kitchen producing meals for fast jet pilots, helicopter crews and large aircraft crew and passengers travelling to all corners of the globe. With experience, you could volunteer to work in our VIP team and cook for high-ranking officers, government ministers and even members of the Royal Family. If selected, you could compete in culinary competitions and eventually gain an invitation to represent the Royal Air Force on the Combined Services Culinary Arts Team who competes internationally against the best industry chefs in the world.
Your day-to-day tasks will vary dependent on your role, but they will include:
Production chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard, including Functional Skills if required.
On successful completion of the application and selection process, your apprenticeship will start with a 10-week Basic Recruit Training Course (BRTC) at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. The course is designed to help you adjust to a military environment. As well as fitness and military training, you’ll also learn about the RAF lifestyle.
Your specialist training will begin at the Food Services Training Wing at Worthy Down. This 14-week course will train you to maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene whilst using specialist kitchen equipment to produce a variety of dishes.
You will also undertake a 10-day Introduction to Deployed Operations with No 3 Mobile Catering Squadron (3 MCS) where you will be trained to set up field kitchens under canvas. This skill will enable you to provide catering support to deployed operations worldwide as well as supporting exercises both based in the UK and abroad.
The apprenticeship is a gateway to a full-time career in the Royal Air Force. Promotion to the rank of Corporal and beyond is dependent on successful completion of the apprenticeship and then on merit by competitive selection.
As you advance through the ranks, you will have the increased opportunity to lead and direct people, manage resources and workforce within your area of work to deliver the required outputs whilst maintaining and instilling the highest standards expected within the RAF.
Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness
The role is varied and, after training, you could be stationed across the UK and beyond.
Other None, Grade None Desired
Royal Air Force
ROYAL AIR FORCE
Production chef (level 2)
To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button.
Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.