We are looking for the next generation of staff who want career development with a progressive employer in the hospitality sector. If you’re aged between 19-24 this could be the start of an exciting career for you. This opportunity is available to those who successfully complete a pre-apprenticeship programme. This programme will include:

  • A pre-enrolment programme
  • A work placement
  • Occupational training, where appropriate
  • English, Maths and essential Digital Skills training is required

We now have an opportunity for a Kitchen Porter to join our busy kitchen operation. We’re looking for an ambitious individual who is looking to progress their career in the catering industry by starting off as a Kitchen Porter and with appropriate internal training, progress throughout the ranks, initially to Commis Chef.

In this role you will be expected to work to the highest standards, working with the kitchen team to deliver an outstanding customer experience.

Our philosophy is always to use fresh, locally sourced ingredients with the key aim of delivering an outstanding dining experience for all our guests. This is an outstanding opportunity to develop your skills.

  • It is imperative that you are flexible to work a variety of shifts on any day of the week to suit business demands
  • You will be asked to work as part of the team as well as being able to take your own initiative and work individually
  • This is a demanding role and we are looking for someone who has a great eye for attention to detail and who takes pride in their work

Pay & Reward:

Hours: Up to 30 hours per week, according to a rota

We will also reward you with:

  • Company Pension (if eligible)
  • Company funded medical plan, including discounted shopping
  • Free leisure club access
  • Employee discounts on F&B and accommodation throughout group

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring basic cleaning jobs are carried out as quickly as possible
  • Collecting and washing pots, pans, utensils, plates and cutlery
  • Getting pots, pans, plates and cutlery back into use as quickly as possible
  • Washing and disinfecting kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls
  • Making sure kitchen equipment is properly stored
  • Removing and recycling waste from the kitchen
  • Unloading deliveries of food and equipment to the kitchen
  • Organising the storeroom
  • Follow all standard operating procedures and brand standards as communicated by your line manager or any other manager within the hotel
  • To complete any other duties as required by the Head Chef
  • Be environmentally aware and dispose of waste according to hotel standards
  • Comply with hotel security, fire regulations and all health and safety legislation
  • Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others, support the team to reach common goals, and listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of other colleagues

Essential Criteria:

  • Exceptional personal hygiene
  • Ability to work well under pressure & prioritise duties
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to high standards with a great attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a passionate commitment to the business and customers
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Be able to converse in English

Reporting Lines:

  • Reporting directly to the Head Chef

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £8.91 per hour


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Employer: Yorkshire Gateway Hotel
Job Category: Traineeship
Job Location: Leeds
Job Type: Full time

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