The Knockerdown Inn

Apprentice Commis Chef - Intermediate (Level 2)

The Knockerdown Inn (Employer)

University of Derby (Training Provider)

Wage Competitive salary
35.0 hours per week 4 days onsite at the Knockerdown and 1 day in college per week. Days and shifts to be confirmed.
18 months (duration)
16 July 2021(start date)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
30 June 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To work alongside the Head Chef covering all aspects of working and running a busy kitchen that makes all dishes on the menu from fresh ingredients. You will work towards a Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard.


This is a fast-paced kitchen serving up to 500 meals daily at the height of the tourist season, you will need to work weekends, Bank Holidays, and school holidays.

Duties to include:

  • Preparation of meats for cooking
  • Preparation of vegetables for cooking
  • Making salads
  • Cooking to order
  • Stock maintenance
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen
  • Placing and taking deliveries
  • Any other duties that befit your role within the company 

Future Prospects

There is potential of a permanent position on completion of the college course.

Reality Check

  • Please consider how you will travel to work
  • Long hours and working weekends

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). 

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Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good practical skills

Qualities Required

  • Friendly
  • A team player
  • The ability to listen to your peers
  • Organised and reliable
  • Passion for cooking with good work ethic
  • Desire to learn
  • Punctual
  • Honest
  • Reliable

Qualifications Required

Ideally GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English, there is a possibility to study towards these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

Training Provided

Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
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