Junior sous chef at Mitchells & Butlers

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£10 hourly
Review Date:
May 2019

Review Score

8.5 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


I assist the kitchen manager with the daily running of the kitchen, helping to prepare and cook food orders. I have been doing a few food orders and taking in deliveries. I comply with company standards with the cleaning. I have been training the new chef and explaing how we work in the kitchen.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have learnt more about health and safety. I now have the knowledge to train new starters and know how to communicate better with the rest of the team. I know feel more confident in leading a team and will continue to develop my skills in all aspects of my job.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really enjoyed doing my program, my trainer was lovely and very knowledgeable. I didnt realise how much depth the programme was going to cover but i really enjoyed. It was difficult at times but my trainer was there to helpand support me with the parts i really struggled with.

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I knew what work i needed to do and could also see what my future work entailed. I had a week by week programme developed to fit around my busy schedule so i knew what i had to do for my next session with my trainer. I knew the end target and managed to reach target before.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?


My employer was and still is on hand to answer any questions I have. My employer helped and supported me through out my programme. My employer is very supportive and is always pushing my further to progress my career within the company. My employer also supports me with achieving my goals.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?


My training provider was very supportive. My trainer was really nice and very knowledgeable in the trade. My trainer helped me through the programme and was always very keen to push me to achieve my qualification. She was always very quick to reply to any questions i had when i was doing my independent learning.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?


My qualification has helped me massively. I now have a lot more understanding about leading a team and the different laws and acts that are associated with the catering industry. I now have more confidence in leading the kitchen team and will continue to build that new found confidence at work.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)


There are no extra curriculum activities at the moment that i am aware of. But i think it would be a very good idea if my place of work did have some extra curricular activities for the team as it would help the team to bond more and it would increase the teams mood.

9a. Would you recommend Mitchells & Butlers to a friend?


9b. Why?

I would definitely recommend Mitchells and Butlers to a friend. They are excellent employers. They have many different career opportunities in all areas of the hospitality industry. They are very supportive and definitely help you to achieve you career goals. They also have very good management teams and support networks.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Mitchells & Butlers?

I would definitely advise other people to apply to Mitchells and Butlers as they are great employers, i would say make sure you are honest on your application but to try and make your application stand out and reflect you and your personality. Be sure to research where the role you are applying for could progress too.

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