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Chef Apprentice - Simpson Barracks

Date: 03-Dec-2021

Location: Yallambie (Simpson Barracks), VIC, AU, 3085

Company: Ventia



Are you look for the chance to train and work at the same time, then this could be ideal opportunity for you!


  • Good hospitality hours. 
  • This is an essential services business, covid doesn’t stop us!
  • Learn new skills and get paid while doing so.


About the Role


In partnership with Australian Defence Force, Ventia are currently seeking apprentice Chefs to work in the catering and hospitality service stream of the Defence contract at Simpson Barracks, which is located in Yallambie. 


This apprenticeship will see you embark on an exciting and rewarding career, which will give you an incredible platform for you to build your hospitality skills. 


What’s on offer


As an apprentice Chef, you will work directly with the Head Chef and other support staff to complete a Certificate III Commercial Cookery and gain all the skills necessary to become a qualified Chef.


As part of this Apprenticeship, you will and get the opportunity to join a team of highly motivated team and work in good quality kitchens, with large state of art equipment.


Ventia are also open to receiving applications from 2nd and 3rd year apprentices.


About you


  • Have the desire to learn and commit to 4-year program.
  • Have a desire to succeed and a passion for cooking and the hospitality & catering industry.
  • Have completed Year 11 certificate or a Certificate III.
  • Have literacy and numeracy appropriate to the position. 
  • Can use technology such as computers for the training.
  • Customer service experience (beneficial but not essential).
  • Hold a current Australian driver’s licence and reliable vehicle (Some sites are not serviced by public transport). 
  • Are willing to undergo and successfully complete an Australian Federal Police check and pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing. 


The successful application for this role must be eligible to hold a Defence Security Clearance up to the level of Negative Vetting Level 1 (Secret) and as a result of this requirement the incumbent must be an Australian Citizen.


About Ventia


Ventia is a leading infrastructure services company, operating across Australia and New Zealand. Our clients are the owners and operators of assets that are critical to our local communities. We pride ourselves on working smart, safely and sustainably, harnessing the latest technologies and brightest minds. With a diverse and proud heritage, we have a track record of delivering essential services to the communities in which we operate.




We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy. The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success. 


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. 


How to apply 


To apply please click on ‘Apply Now’ and upload a copy of your resume and proof of Work Rights (Australian Citizenship) - Australian Passport, Birth Certificate or Citizenship Papers. 


Position Reference Number: 119673

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