Why did you decide to earn a national vocational qualification certificate?
I am a young person with a Level 4 professional education. Since I was unable to get work in my chosen profession, I decided to work in the kitchen and train to become an assistant chef, which was recommended to me by the Employment Service of Slovenia. I was not sufficiently qualified to work in the kitchen, which is why I joined the training to earn the Assistant chef NVQ certificate.
At the end of this training, I have earned a certificate which I believe has provided me with more reliable conditions for employment in the hospitality industry.
How does the national vocational qualification that you have earned help you as you exercise your profession?
With the Assistant chef NVQ certificate, I gained a lot of knowledge in the field of cooking and catering. I have gained a lot of expertise, so I can perform work in the kitchen or in the catering industry according to all the required principles of safe and healthy nutrition, while considering the occupational safety measures and the principles of the HACCP system. I now find it easier to do the work that I am trained to do, which also contributes to an overall better quality of my work.