Apprentice Cook

Location: GlenriddingJob type: Full timeDepartment: Patterdale Hall
Role overview  

Are you ready for a new challenge? Want to become a Cook? Like serving high quality, home cooked food from local produce?

Patterdale Hall has an exciting opportunity to take on an Apprentice Cook to help our established catering and domestic team meet our ever growing business requirements.

Accommodation can be available with this position. Paid at the apprentice wage with training both on the job and off the job in partnership with Kendal College. The apprenticeship will last from 1 to 1.5 years depending on the level of apprenticeship undertaken.  Further employment may be available for the right candidate.

Patterdale Hall is a traditional outdoor education centre with a fantastic reputation for its quality of food service and delivery. Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park on the shores of Lake Ullswater, not only is it a wonderful place to work, but a pretty awesome place to live.

For further details about the position or to apply, click on 'Apply' or alternatively contact Sean Duffy, Residential Manager by emailing or telephone 01768 482233.



Under the direction of the Cook in Charge, to support the preparation, cooking and service of food, for the provision of catering services, in line with the requirements of the customer. To maintain a high standard of hygiene and health and safety in all working areas.


37 hours per week, between Monday and Sunday.

Salary £7,118.80 per annum
  • Where appropriate fee remission arrangements will be offered for children to attend the Senior School.
  • In line with school policy employees will have the opportunity to arrange to educate their children from Nursery age to 6th form; all on the Bolton School campus.
  • Convenient, affordable, quality childcare provision will be available before and after the school day for children who are also Bolton School pupils.
  • Sporting and leisure facilities will be available including gym, outdoor pursuits centre, swimming pool and tennis courts.
  • Life Assurance cover.
  • Lunches will be provided free of charge on campus.
  • Training and Development Opportunities will be offered.

28 days annual holiday.


The Governors of Bolton School will offer new employees the opportunity to join the Bolton School Group Personal Pension Scheme. The employee will be given the option to choose their contribution but as a minimum all members will be required to contribute 6% of their gross earnings and the School will contribute 9%. If you choose not to join the Group Personal Pension scheme and you fall into the category of “eligible worker” you will be automatically enrolled into the School’s alternative pension scheme, arranged via the Peoples Pension. The minimum employee contribution is 3% of “qualifying earnings” and the School will contribute 2%. Further details are available upon appointment.

Other information

All offers of employment will be made subject to the successful applicant providing the original qualification certificates, relevant to the position and as outlined in their application form. Identification documents will also be required including passport or picture driving licence, birth certificate, marriage certificate where applicable, current pay slip and evidence of address e.g. utilities bill, bank statement. Eligibility to work in the UK will be checked. After the appointment is made the successful candidate will be required to complete a medical questionnaire, a check of the Children’s Barred List will be done and an Enhanced Criminal Records Check will be carried out through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The School will seek two references prior to the interview.


The successful applicant will be required to complete a six month probationary period.

Closing date 31-Jan-2019
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Terms and conditions

Bolton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal records check.

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