ÖZER APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

 

Ozer Foundation In line with Boris Johnson's pledge to work with London businesses to generate 250,000 Apprenticeships by 2016,Özer/Sofra International and Hackney Community College are launching Ozer Apprenticeship scheme at Sofra Covent Garden. TheApprenticeship scheme reflects the commitment of Özer/Sofra International and Hackney Community College to grow the London economy and get young people into work. Based in busy Covent Garden, Apprentices will learn from the owner of Sofra Restaurants, Chef Huseyin Özer. He is considered one of the leading restaurateurs in London - and owns 4 restaurants in Central London locations. During their training period Apprentices get on-the-job training - working in the front house as well as preparing high quality food.They will study for one day a week where they will achieve a level 2 qualification - and receive payment at the same time. Apprentices will also learn valuable transferable skills - including entrepreneurial skills, which could help them to set up their own business in a few years.

The programme starts on 5th November 2012 and lasts for one year. The programme will be made up of classroom learning for one day a week and on the job training and assessing during the other four working days. The three different Apprenticeships will cover three different qualifications depending on the area Apprentices are working in and all will involve Maths and English.

The qualifications are as follows

All areas
Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Hospitality Services)

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services

Chef position
Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery - Food Preparation and Cooking)(QCF)

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery (Food Preparation and Cooking)

Service staff
Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Food and Beverage Service)

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service

All include the following transferable skills

Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics
Level 1 Functional Skills Qualification in English