Shaun Rankin To Search For A New Apprentice

April 27, 2016

Jersey’s most renowned chef Shaun Rankin is looking for a young, local apprentice to join the Ormer team and benefit from paid training in the Michelin-starred restaurant.

It has been three years since Shaun welcomed Tom Radiguet as an apprentice in the Ormer kitchen. Mr Radiguet joined the scheme at the age of 16 after finishing his GCSEs at Victoria College and work experience in the food industry.

During his apprenticeship, Tom Radiguet spent his week training in the Ormer kitchen and working hard to obtain his qualifications at Highlands college. He has developed his skills and excelled in the industry. Now 18 years of age, Tom Radiguet has completed his apprenticeship at Ormer and has been promoted to Demi Chef de Partie.

The apprenticeship scheme at Ormer restaurant is part of an ongoing process to encourage young talent to consider a career in the hospitality industry. Shaun Rankin is now on the look out for a new apprentice to join the Ormer kitchen team. The fortunate candidate will be awarded three years support in the Michelin-starred restaurant and receive paid training under the wing of celebrated chef Shaun Rankin. They will learn the trade, undergo professional certification at Highlands and have the chance to join the prestigious SR business at the end of the scheme.

Shaun Rankin will be inviting applications for the roles up until the end of July, the apprenticeship will not begin until September enabling new school leavers a chance to apply.

Shaun Rankin, Chef Proprietor, Ormer restaurant, says:

‘At the age of 16, I left school and started my culinary career with an apprenticeship at The Mayfair Hotel in London, which got me to where I am today. The apprenticeship scheme at Ormer is really important to me because it means I can give other people the same opportunity I was given. There is a great pool of talent out there and opportunities like this are crucial to encourage local people to consider the hospitality industry as a career.

Tom has been a great asset to the Ormer team. It’s been a privilege to support his training and see him develop into the chef he is today. He has come so far at such a young age and excelled way ahead of his peers. As Demi Chef de Partie, Tom will now have the chance to gain further experience with the Ormer team and take on new opportunities with my projects in London. I look forward to supporting Tom in the next stage of his career and welcoming a new apprentice to our team.’
Tom Radiguet, Demi Chef de Partie, Ormer Restaurant, says:

‘The apprenticeship with Shaun has been an invaluable experience. Not only has it helped me to mature massively, it has also given me the opportunity to develop my skills in a busy kitchen, alongside some of the very best chefs who prepare Michelin star food. I now have far more confidence in the kitchen and have been promoted to Demi Chef de Partie, meaning I will be able to take on more responsibility and push my skills further. It will be good to meet the next apprentice and show him the ropes in the kitchen!’

Apprentice applications need to be sent to by the end of July. They should include up to 500 words in the candidates own words as to why they want to be considered and a CV. The age range for entrants is 15 – 25 years and applicants must be locally qualified.