Our traditional roadside inn was built around 1830, and one of the first ever landlords, Joseph Sykes, ran The Olive Branch as ‘an orderly house, no gambling; swearing; or drunkenness’ and never opened on Sundays. Accommodation was first offered here to help refugees fleeing oppression in Russia. They were housed for the night by Joseph, who at the time could only offer clean straw in the stables. Fast forward over 160 years, and it was our family’s turn to take The Olive Branch into a new chapter in its long history.

Business: Restaurant

Training provided: Level 2 Food production and Cooking via Kirklees College

Pay details: Meets minimum apprenticeship wage

Hours: 2-10pm 4 days per week with 1 day in college

Requirements: Applicants should be passionate about food and the industry, have good organisational skills and have a genuine ambition and passion to become a chef and grow and learn in all aspects of the industry.

Minimum age: 16


Working at a family owned restaurant serving ‘Modern English/Classic French’ dishes. The role will involve preparing and cooking the menu to a high standard using fresh locally sourced ingredients, maintaining food hygiene and health and safety standards at all times, receiving deliveries and maintaining the correct storage of food, maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment as well as other related duties. 4 days per week will be spent working in the restaurant 2- 10pm with 1 day spent at college. The successful applicant will have 2 days off per week and there is flexibility with days off although you will be expected to work weekends.

How to apply: To apply please email your CV and covering letter to bpsapprenticeships@kirkleescollege.ac.uk Please state the job title and employer. In your covering letter please answer the following two questions: 1. Are you ambitious? What are your strengths? And where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time? 2. What travel arrangements would you make to ensure you were at work on time?

Please do not Contact the employer directly.