Rare opportunity for Apprentice Development Chef

11th August 2017 3:47pm - Return to press releases

Rare opportunity for Apprentice Development Chef

East Riding College have teamed up with meat producer Dovecote Park to offer an exciting new apprenticeship as a new product development assistant chef.

The business is offering a rare opportunity to train as a new product development chef, creating and testing new beef, venison and veal dishes for Waitrose supermarkets.

 Penny Marlow, human resources manager for Dovecote Park said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to join our hugely successful business and begin a career as a product development assistant chef.  As well as earning a wage during the apprenticeship, the successful candidate will benefit from one to one support from our executive development chef and learn how to run a development kitchen – it’s an exciting career move for any budding chef with serious career ambitions.”

 The Yorkshire-based meat processing business already runs a very popular butchery apprenticeship programme with East Riding College.  The expanding business recently recruited a fresh batch of male and female employees from across the wider region.  Watch a video about the butchery apprenticeship scheme at Dovecote Park. 

Richard Sellick, assistant director for business development at East Riding College, said: “Our partnership with Dovecote Park just goes from strength to strength.  Their apprenticeship programme has expanded and developed a lot since the first intake in 2015.  They really invest in and support their apprentices. Dovecote Park is a model apprentice employer and has just been shortlisted as a regional finalist for the National Apprenticeship Awards.”

 The apprenticeship is based at the company’s premises in Stapleton, near Pontefract, and involves working alongside the development chefs to create and test new meat products for Waitrose.  Apply for the vacancy.

 Dovecote Park supplies the very finest British beef, veal and venison nationwide and prides itself on maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare and husbandry.