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Catering Apprentice

Catering Apprentice

Wigan and Leigh College


  • Expired
Apprenticeship Wage
Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Apply by:
12 November 2017

Job overview

Join Wigan and Leigh on our journey to Outstanding   

Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2 College, Wigan and Leigh College is well underway on its journey to become Outstanding. With over 6,500 students and a turnover of £26m the College is in a strong position to continue to ove forward and grow.

 The College has distinct ambitions to expand its choice of programmes and services to meet the needs of the local community and support the economic transformation of Wigan and surrounding areas.  

The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance heir learning through wider opportunities  and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study and employment.    

Our apprentices are a key part of our journey and we are looking for apprentices in our Catering Services Department.  

Wigan and Leigh College catering services provides high-quality catering for students, staff and visitors across 5 sites. This post will be based at Wigan College but you may be asked to work at other sites to meet business need.  

The duties associated with the role will include you:

 •To prepare, cook and serve a selection of hot and cold foods for a counter style service for students and staff at a busy college. 

•Follow the procedures for both food hygiene and health and safety. 

•Customer interaction and customer service skills including cash handling 

•Retail skills for filling confectionary and drinks. 

•Be part of a team that reports directly to the Catering Manager.  

Skills required: 

•Good communication skills 

•Good numeracy and an ability to count takings, issue change. 

•Good personal presentation and personal hygiene  

Personal Qualities: 



•An interest in hospitality and catering 

•Customer service skills  

The College reserves the right to interview for this post should we receive suitable candidates prior to the closing date.  

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check.

The College is only accepting direct applicants for this role, no agency contact is required.

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About Wigan and Leigh College

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Wigan and Leigh College is a further education college in Wigan, Greater Manchester, which has been providing education and training locally for more than 150 years. It employs around 1,000 staff and has a student roll of about 17,000. Further education students can choose the A-level professional honours programme or vocational qualifications such as BTECs. An expanding higher education portfolio of foundation degrees, top-up degrees, higher nationals and certificates is available to adult students of all ages, both full-time and part-time. 

Wigan and Leigh College operates from several sites across the borough: the Parson’s Walk Centre, School for the Arts and Pagefield Centre are in Wigan, close to the town centre. The Image Centre and Leigh College are close to the town centre of Leigh. 


Anna Dawe 

Values and vision 

Wigan and Leigh College aims to be a beacon of educational excellence, transforming the lives of the individuals and communities it serves.  Teaching and learning is at the heart of the college’s ethos. Equality and diversity are highly valued. The college and its students work in partnership with others to maximise the contribution made to local, regional and national economic development.   

Ofsted report

“Teachers engage enthusiastically in the development of their teaching skills and readily share good practice among themselves. Staff support learners with high needs exceptionally well so that they are included fully in the life of the college and develop good independent living skills.”   

View Wigan and Leigh College’s latest Ofsted report 

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