Professional Cookery

Modern Apprenticeship


What's Professional Cookery like?

Do you love food? Do you enjoy creating new recipes? If so, studying for a professional cookery 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 confectionery 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. 

Entry requirements

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.   

How does it work?

You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider. 

How long will it take?

This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete. 

How to apply

Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.

You'll apply on or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.

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