Compass Group UK and Ireland Limited

Apprentice Commis Chef - Intermediate (Level 2)

Compass Group UK and Ireland Limited (Employer)

Compass Group, UK and Ireland Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £375.00
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday working a shift between 7.00am - 5.00pm, occasional weekend and evening shifts.
60 weeks (duration)
7 February 2022(start date)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
31 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Do you have a real passion for cooking and would love a career as a Chef? Would you like to earn whilst you learn? Well now is the time, as we have a very exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Commis Chef to join our team at St Columbas College. Over a 12-15 month period you will be trained to become a fully Qualified Commis Chef.


Based in the kitchen at St Columbas College, your duties will include:

  • Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to the required standards and portion specifications 
  • Ensure food is recovered and stored correctly to minimise waste 
  • Assist with the processing of food orders 
  • Maintain the cleanliness of all kitchens and surrounding working areas  
  • Ensure the correct use of all machinery and equipment 
  • Perform other general tasks to support effective food service delivery as reasonably requested 
  • Ensure food is recovered and stored correctly to minimise waste 
  • Assist with the receipt and storage of deliveries 

There is no supervision of other staff.

Future Prospects

Level 3 Apprenticeship - Either Senior Production Chef or Chef de Partie.

Reality Check

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

  • An innovative and creative individual
  • Great customer service skills
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Able to work well with others

Qualities Required

  • Enthusiastic, motivational, someone who strives for excellence
  • Honest, transparent and consistent
  • Flexible approach with a “can do” attitude
  • Passionate about food
  • A strong interest to have a career in cooking
  • Keen and willing to learn

Qualifications Required

GCSE Maths and English (or the equivalent). 

Training Provided

Alongside your day to day duties, you will complete the Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship. This is a nationally recognised qualification and the primary objective of the Commis Chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen.

You will be supported through this qualification by your Personal Development Coach who will visit you at your place work every 6-10 weeks. You will also attend 6 workshops including an Introduction day at a location outside your normal place of work. All travel expenses will be covered by your employer. You are not expected to complete any of your Apprenticeship work outside of your normal working hours and will be given set time each week to complete your work.

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