Commis Chef Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Clifton Inn (Employer)

Exeter College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £174.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, times TBC.
12 months (duration)
12 October 2020(start date)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
2 October 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking to employ and train a Commis Chef Apprentice who will support all areas of the kitchen and business. You will be expected to prep and cook dishes to order and will also support the bakery in making our pies, breads and much more.


Due to the current and on-going health crisis, applications may not be reviewed till we are in a position to reopen and begin trading again. We would like to recruit for our apprentice position, but we must consider business stability and also the safety of our staff and customers. If you are interested in this role, please apply and we will review your application as and when we can.

As a commis chef apprentice at The Clifton Inn, you will be trained by Head Chef and Owner, Peter in all areas of the kitchen and business.

The Clifton Inn is a family-friendly bakery pub that specialises in Classic British dishes. Everything on site is handmade and cooked from scratch. Furthermore, Peter freshly bakes all their breads, pies and croissants and you will be taught how to replicate this to support the bakery element of the business.

The Sunday Carvery is very popular with locals and you will help in preparing for the smooth running of the day.

Duties may include:

  • Prep work
  • Kitchen hygiene
  • Assisting the chefs in all duties

As this is an apprentice position, Peter and Exeter College we will train, motivate, inspire & teach you in all areas of becoming a chef. Topics will include:

  • Culinary
  • Food safety
  • People
  • Business

This role will allow you to become a fully qualified chef and know how the kitchen functions in line with the business as a whole. You will be involved in supplier visits, cost control, menu planning and environmental impact.

Please read The Clifton Inn's Tripadvisor page for more information:

Future Prospects

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship, a permanent role may be offered. There may also be an opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeship.

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

  • Good computer skills
  • Great communication and listening skills

Qualities Required

  • Friendly
  • Exceptional customer service skills

Qualifications Required

Learners ideally need to have maths and English GCSE at grade C/4 or equivalent.

However, if you do not meet the entry criteria, you may still be considered for this role.

Training Provided

Apprentices will be working towards achievement of the following:

  • Certification of Commis Chef Apprenticeship standard
  •  Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths (where applicable)
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