Job Details

Job Title: Apprentice Catering Assistant

Location: Acorn Park School, Mill Road, Banham, Norwich, NR16 2HU

Salary: £12,000 per annum


We are excited to launch the ‘Positive Outcomes’ apprenticeship programme, the programme is fantastic opportunity for care leavers to begin their career journey with the National Fostering Agency Group (NFA Group).

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to become an Apprentice Catering Assistant and join The Acorn Park School team.

If you want to join a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!


About us!

The NFA Group are the UK’s largest, independent children services provider of foster care, special needs education and residential care. The Acorn Care and Education Group are part of the NFA Group and provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally.

Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the school!

Acorn Park is a Special Educational Needs (SEN) School and Residential home. We help care for and support young people who have complex needs and specialise in the communication and learning challenges associated with Autism.

The site is situated within Norfolk’s picturesque and tranquil countryside, close to the town of Banham. Our aim is to provide enough support to unlock each child’s potential so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. We provide the young people with as much freedom as possible in a safe and supervised environment. This is achievable due to the dedication and support from a range of employed professionals who are passionate, reliable and understanding.


What will your role be?

This is a fantastic entry level opportunity for anyone who enjoys cooking and is looking to work towards a Catering qualification. You will support the team by:

  • Keeping all kitchen and dining areas clean and up to hygiene standards
  • Reporting any maintenance issues of cooking equipment and fittings
  • Prepare and serve meals
  • Keeping a keen eye on food quality
  • Organise the dining area for meal time
  • Support preparing refreshments and food for school functions and events
  • Help the Cook Manager with ordering and rotating stock supplies
  • Being truly focused on Health & Safety/Food Hygiene regulations


What do you need?

  • Desire to learn
  • Team player
  • Passion and Ambition
  • Self-starter/Proactive
  • Be open and honest
  • Dream big


What do we offer?

  • Gain life skills
  • Gain confidence
  • Career development opportunities
  • Full training
  • Professional support network
  • A dedicated mentor
  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.