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Apprentice Chef
Multiple Locations

Australian aviation is in the midst of the largest ramp up in history. Do you want to help us reconnect Australia with the world?


Join one of our airport teams (Melbourne, Sydney, or Perth) as an Apprentice Chef in a permanent full-time position.


More about this role:

In partnership with Australia's leading apprenticeship management experts, MEGT, we currently have apprenticeship opportunities available for those looking to upskill or reskill as a Chef across our national facilities.

What do you need to be successful in securing an Apprenticeship with us:

  • A passion and overall interest in the in-flight catering industry and a desire to turn your passion into a career.
  • Superior presentation with a positive attitude and a strong work ethic and communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic team member with a “can do” attitude.
  • Be reliable and punctual, have a friendly personality and enjoy working within a diverse team.
  • Have the ability and means of transport to get to the workplace and TAFE during the hours required.
  • A desire to learn and willingness to work hard.
  • An acceptance of flexible working hours and the ability to work a rotating roster if required.
  • Certificate I or II in Hospitality would be considered an advantage.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from current positions may assist in fast tracking your qualification.
  • Unrestricted Australian working rights.
  • As you will be working in the Aviation Services industry, you will be required to obtain a clear National Police Check.

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive pay rates and penalties.
  • Free onsite parking, meals, and uniforms.
  • Career development and progression, coupled with national relocation opportunities.
  • 5 weeks annual leave.
  • Discounts at hundreds of retailers, discounted health insurance and wellbeing resources including online exercise classes.
  • Work alongside and learn from fully qualified and highly experienced Chefs.
  • Gain industry leading experience in commercial cookery, with a focus on high quality presentation.
  • Be mentored by a team of international award-winning culinary experts.
  • Have access to and the support of a network of industry leading experts and culinary resources.
  • Earn above industry award rates. 
  • Develop a long-term career in In-flight Catering.

Our Apprenticeship Program is an excellent opportunity for anyone truly passionate about culinary and looking for development opportunities! 


Your prospective employer:

Part of the Emirates Group, we are Australia’s largest inflight catering and retail partner, food manufacturing and retail, travel retail technology, and airport lounge management. Chosen by many of the world’s top airlines, we operate 16 catering facilities across 10 cities, employ over 4,000 people, produce over 64 million meals, and service over 250 thousand flights each year.


Want to know more about dnata catering and our global businesses? Visits our Australian careers website  and watch a short video here:


Does this role sound perfect for you? If so, we want to hear from you!

Click the link below and upload your resume to start on the journey of joining the dnata catering family as an Apprentice Chef. 

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