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job family-pratical The type of person who likes to work with tools, machine or animals. In a team project you prefer to get things done rather than just talk about them. You like jobs which involve using your hands.

skills, qualities and values job requires. There are no set requirements, but GCSEs (A* to C) in English and maths, and a course in professional cookery, catering or hospitality could help.

different career paths. On-the-job training is most common for fast-food cooks, short-order cooks, and food preparation workers. Chefs and others with more advanced cooking duties often attend cooking school. Vocational training programs are available to many high school students, but advanced positions usually require training after high school. Experience, an ability to develop and enhance cooking skills, and a strong desire to cook are the most common requirements for advancement

what you have to do on the job. You could work in hotels, restaurants, schools, colleges, the NHS or the armed forces. Your day-to-day tasks may include: food preparation, cooking and presenting food creatively, monitoring food production to maintain quality and consistent portion sizes, making sure that food is served promptly, stock control. In a busy restaurant, you'll be working under pressure. You'll need to follow hygiene, health and safety guidelines

typical hours of work and how much you could earn. Salary: £13,000 to £50,000 average per year Hours, a clock faceHours: 40 to 45 per week. Starter: £13,000 (trainee chef), Experienced: £16,000 to £22,000 (section chef), Highly Experienced: £30,000 to £50,000 (head chef)

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