Apprentice Chef/Commis Chef - Intermediate (Level 2)

Marstons (Employer)

Hit Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £212.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.
12 months (duration)
23 December 2021(start date)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
17 December 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are a New Forest Inn with 13 Boutique Rooms and a 90 seater restaurant, bar and a very large season garden. We are a fun place to work with rewards for doing a great job. Chance to join a great team of skilled chefs at the Huntsman of Brockenhurst with an opportunity to learn all about fresh food.


The chance to work alongside an experienced Head Chef at the site is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in a career within Hospitality to get a head start working in a busy fresh food kitchen whilst having an apprenticeship to add to their knowledge and skill set. Experience preferred but not essential. Limited live-in staff accommodation is available.

From preparation to food handling and hygiene, as well as excellent time management skills - your contribution will certainly count. Whilst working in our kitchens no 2 days will be the same and you’ll be able to develop your skills with a variety of dishes and menus.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining food hygiene and health & safety standards within the business and completion of company paperwork with regards to such standards,
  • Fundamentals of cooking, such as knife skills. This will involve understanding the basic cuts (e.g. chopping, dicing, julienne and chiffonade) as well as learning how to handle ingredients correctly
  • Work in different sections of the kitchen, assisting other chefs
  • Preparing and serving our menu to a high standard as per Company specification to ensure our guests return again and again
  • Maintaining the correct storage of food


  • Discounted meals whilst on shift
  • Opportunity to join an award winning and growing brand of country pubs
  • Great training and development schemes including funding qualifications
  • Progression opportunities - we actively encourage our employees to progress, offering you opportunities in some of the best towns and cities in the UK
  • Online rewards scheme – Offering you discounts and cashback with major high street or online retailers
  • Company benefits - this includes food and accommodation discounts, pension scheme, company & employee engagement and a chance to win various incentive trips and prizes throughout the year
  • Great working environment - we are proud that our pubs are beautifully designed with fantastic equipment providing a fun yet professional environment

Future Prospects

Development opportunities within the site to Junior Sous, Sous Chef or Head Chef. Also as expected within an established and growing company there are opportunities to take up positions within other sites within the company.

Skills Required

Experience is not essential but would be beneficial. We are looking for someone who has a passion for cooking and has a keen interest and understanding of fresh food. Good communication skills are also essential in a busy kitchen environment.

Qualities Required

  • Personal hygiene is essential
  • Eager to learn
  • Punctual
  • Honest and hard working
  • Piercings are not allowed in the kitchen

Qualifications Required

No qualifications are necessary.

Training Provided

Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
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About the employer


We've been running pubs and brewing beer in one form or another for over 180 years. Now we've got 13,000 people working for us and many more in partnership with us, and they all share our passion!

Our people; from the brewery teams, to the distribution fleet, to every single team member in our pubs, have helped us to become a thriving FTSE 250 listed company.

We have pubs that are traditional locals, family pub restaurants and fashionable town centre bars. While pubs may have changed a lot over the years, the reasons people use them hasn't. The pub is where we go to socialise, celebrate, commiserate, relax, reflect, regroup or simply enjoy a cold beer or a bite to eat at the end of a long day.

We are now one of the country's top pub businesses and the leading brewer of premium cask and bottled beers. We operate five breweries producing over 60 of the country's best loved ales at our sites in: Burton on Trent (Marston's), Oxfordshire (Wychwood & Brakspear), Cumbria (Jennings), Hampshire (Ringwood) and the West Midlands (Banks's).

We're rightly proud of our heritage - our people, our pubs and our beers. We work hard making sure that everything we do; from the beers we brew, to the pubs they are enjoyed in, and the people that serve them, are always the best that they can possibly be.

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