Do you love food? Do you enjoy creating new recipes? If so, studying for a professional cooking apprenticeship can help you find a job that allows you to pursue your passion for food. Be part of a sector that is dedicated to creating memorable dining experiences.
The apprenticeship is great for anyone who wants to improve their kitchen skills. Learn how to cook a range of dishes such as patisserie and confectionary treats. Work with different ingredients and experiment with classic Scottish recipes like cranachan and haggis. Improve your awareness of cleaning techniques and learn about the importance of a healthy work station.
Scotland’s cooking industry has a variety of jobs for culinary enthusiasts. Work as a chef in a busy restaurant and create your own version of an established recipe. Become a school cook and devise a healthy meal plan for young children. Provide a high level of customer service as a waiter.
You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 6 in professional cooking. The qualification includes:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as hygiene and hospitality.
This Modern Apprenticeship provides a great way to enter the food industry. Carry on your studies with a technical apprenticeship in cooking or find a full-time job.
Further education: Enhance your culinary skills by applying for a bachelor’s degree in food science or agriculture business management. This could lead to an advanced qualification such as a Masters in nutrition.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a cooking related job. You could move onto jobs like:
There are no specific requirements for this apprenticeship. But it is beneficial to have a genuine love of food and a desire to learn new recipes.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12-24 months to complete.