- Plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.
- Cooks and sells a range of meals, such as fish and chips, over the counter.
- Plans meals, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs.
- Requisitions or purchases foodstuffs and checks quality.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 22% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for cook is £19,308
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,503. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for cook roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £19,308 per year. That is about £1,609 per month or £9.90 per hour. New workers generally start on £14,622, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £28,060
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 2,503 people are employed in the region.