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Kitchen and catering assistants

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£13,000 pile of coins

Age 35

£17,160 pile of coins

Age 50

£20,280 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £11,440

What does this career do?

Workers in this unit group assist in the preparation and service of food and beverages in restaurants, cafés and other eating establishments, and perform various cleaning, fetching and carrying tasks.

Typical tasks

  • cleans or prepares food for cooks by hand or machine
  • carries meat, vegetables and other foodstuffs from delivery van to storeroom and from storeroom to kitchen
  • cleans and tidies service area, kitchen surfaces, crockery, cutlery, glassware, kitchen utensils and disposes of rubbish
  • prepares and serves beverages and light refreshments, accepts payment and gives change
  • keeps service area well stocked.

Current entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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