Compass Group, UK and Ireland Limited

Apprentice Commis Chef - Newbury - Intermediate (Level 2)

Compass Group, UK and Ireland Limited (Employer)

Hit Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £19,760.00
40.0 hours per week Working 5 days out of 7, earliest start time 7:00am and latest finish time 10:00pm Working an 8 hour shift.
12 months (duration)
10 October 2022(start date)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
1 October 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 Newbury Racecourse.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Based in one of our busy kitchens at Newbury Racecourse you would learn the different sections within the kitchen, gain experience with food preparation, cooking techniques and work safely within HSE guidance.

Tasks could include, but not limited to:

  • the preparation of food
  • baking
  • service
  • stocktaking
  • receiving and moving stock
  • cleaning

There is no supervision of other staff.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

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 either be attending college 1 day per week or you will learn ‘in-unit’. 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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will be encouraged to progress your career development through the apprenticeship program.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Passion for Food

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 / C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C) Desired
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