I started as an Apprentice Chef on £6 an hour which I hugely appreciated. I ended up teaching the course content to myself as there as no support. I finished and qualified in 10 months, and the pay rate increased to £7.50 an hour.
I worked 50/60, sometimes 70 hour weeks (there was no head chef, only 3 young chefs to run the kitchen, myself being the oldest, most qualified but newest member). I received no thanks or gratitude. After holding the place on our shoulders with a great weight, all the staff feel exploited beyond belief, the pay is sickening in comparison to the work that we do; we are paid the rate of a non-CDP chef despite doing the job of a kitchen manager.
No free food, no free drinks, Discount is absymal.
Do not recommend.
No life left outside work, poor pay, no management, lack of care to staff