Catering Assistant

Darlington | Other

Catering Assistant
International Fire Training Centre Darlington, DL2 1NU 
Permanent (28.85 hours per week)
Monday - Wednesday (06:00am - 14:00pm)
12-hour shift on a Saturday/Sunday but only 30 times a year
Hours can be flexible and discussed at interview
£10.52 an hour plus benefits

Serco are recruiting for a Catering Assistant to work in our International Fire Training Centre (IFTC) based at Teeside International Airport in Darlington.  The International Fire Training Centre is a world-renowned organisation that provides critical training to fire and rescue personnel across the globe to over 10,000 firefighters each year. 
As our Catering Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting our chefs in preparing and serving food to a consistent high standard, whilst working in accordance with food hygiene regulations, whilst providing a friendly and efficient service to students, guests, and staff. 

Main responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide help and support with meals in line with all food safety policies and legislation.
  • Preparation of vegetables/salads/packed lunches.
  • Provide help and support to the chef in preparation and cooking whilst recording temperatures in the appropriate logs.
  • Serve during mealtimes ensuing temperatures are kept to legal requirements.
  • Ensure all areas are clean and tidy after services, including washing of dining room tables, hot plate, dishwasher, pan wash etc.
  • Complete daily cleaning schedule.
  • Drain down dishwasher and clean out ready for next service.
  • Ensure kitchen is completely clean and tidy and floors swept and mopped ready to start next service.



What you'll need to do the role:


  • Your own transport and happy to commute to the role as there is no public transport due to remote location.
  • Excellent customer service experience.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Basic food-handling skills
  • Ideally some previous experience in this industry (not essential)

What we offer:


  • Competitive salaries with annual reviews 
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Wisdom App, Simply Health Plans, Annual Leave Purchase Scheme, free flu vaccines and more.
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts.
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Company discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.

To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 



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05/03/2024 01:14:00
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