HC3S will ensure that you receive the full training and support you require to be successful and confident in your new role. This includes a full induction and mandatory training courses, which include health and safety, moving and handling, and food safety and allergen training.
A smooth path to working with HC3S
Our dedicated induction programme launched in 2022 has proven that staff joining us feel better supported before they undertake their role in the kitchen. There are seven elements to the mandatory training which ensures new starters feel more confident once they enter the kitchen and the whole introduction to working with us is more seamless. The programme is run by our own training team who fully support new staff all the way.
Progress in your career
We encourage those who want to progress to undertake the training they'll need to go further. We offer opportunities to develop your career with HC3S. We run an internal professional skills programme based on the LACA professional standards framework. The programme offers development for staff at all stages of employment within HC3S, ensuring we have staff that are enthusiastic and confident enough to be able to progress when they want to and when an opportunity arises.
If you are joining us as a Unit Manager/ Chef Manager you will need to have a minimum of a NVQ level 2 catering related qualification or equivalent, along with experience of working in a commercial catering environment.
All catering roles are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Designed to give staff the skills and confidence to be able to successfully run a kitchen, and covers:
- Customer Care
- Introduction to Supervision
- Kitchen administration and IT.
Designed to build on the skills, knowledge and behaviour learnt in step one and further develops staff Management and skills.
Builds further on the skills previously learnt and is for more senior managers.
The training we provide
All staff receive health and safety; moving and handling; food safety and allergen training. We encourage those who want to progress to undertake the training they'll need to succeed. All catering roles are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
It helped me understand the process of the paperwork and I now have a clear understanding of HC3S procedures. I have a better understanding of the role of Cook Supervisor.
Staff development and training
HC3S will ensure that you receive the full training and support you require to be successful and confident in your new role. This includes a full induction and Mandatory training courses, which include Health and Safety, Moving and Handling, and Food Safety and Allergen training.
For staff looking to progress their career we offer our Professional Skills Programme, a range of courses designed to help you develop your skills and progress in the organisation.
It made me stand back and look at my kitchen and what I can do to improve things. I enjoyed meeting like minded people - sharing best practice and discussing common issues.
We are a registered centre for Highfield Qualifications, a top 5 awarding organisation in the UK. We deliver the Level 2 and Level 3 Food Safety in Catering qualification and the Level 2 Award in Food Allergen Awareness and Control in Catering.
Our in-house training team provide these courses to a range of external organisations. All our food safety and allergen risk courses can be delivered within the workplace.
The in-house training team are also responsible for staff development. Get in touch for more information.