Commis Chef Apprentice Hothorpe Hall Ltd

Looking for a career as a Professional Chef? Hothorpe Hall in Theddingworth have a great opportunity for the right candidate to join their team as a Commis Chef Apprentice.

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Closing date: 17 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    35 hours per week 5 days per week (including weekends and evenings) 35 hours per week 5 days per week (including weekends and evenings) Working times will be agreed with successful candidate.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As a member of the kitchen team the successful candidate will learn all aspects of working within a busy kitchen under the supervision of the Head Chef.

You will be required to cook and prepare as per company requirements while maintaining high standards of cleanliness in all of the areas of the kitchen.

You will be trained in cooking, stock management, and other aspects of running a complex kitchen in a challenging environment.

We cook everything from scratch using fresh locally sourced ingredients.

Key Responsibilities of the Role include:

- Preparing and cooking our menu to a high standard as per Company specification.

- Maintaining food hygiene and health & safety standards at all times

- Receiving deliveries and maintaining the correct storage of food

- Maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment

The successful candidate will have a genuine passion to become a chef and will want to grow and learn all aspects of the industry.

This position will give the top candidate the chance to progress right up the career ladder and we will invest a great deal of time and effort to support the best individual.

In the longer term, and for the right person, this may lead to substantial opportunities for the apprentice to progress through within the sector.

Consequently we are looking for a capable and motivated individual who takes a great deal of pride in their work and demonstrates a ‘can do’ attitude towards their responsibilities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


Organisational skills and an ability to work as part of a team Flexibility in terms of tasks undertaken

Commitment to personal development

Must be a good communicator

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about food
  • Attention to detail
  • Hard working and self-motivated
  • Confident and eager to learn new skills
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills
  • Pleasant and welcoming
  • Reliable, responsible and honest
  • Energetic and highly motivated to succeed
  • Ability to use own initiative.

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required, however GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent) would be advantageous. An initial assessment would take place prior to the start of the Apprenticeship training programme.

Future prospects

Most employers working with Leicester College are keen to offer permanent employment to a reliable, hardworking individual based on their performance throughout their Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). Applications will only be accepted through the Apprenticeship online system not directly through the employer.

About the employer

Hothorpe Hall is a luxury conference centre, set in the Leicestershire countryside an ideal venue for weddings, group breaks, church weekends and functions. Hothorpe Hall opened as a Christian Conference Centre in 1984 and subsequent years has seen large changes; in its owners; structural changes/additions to the building; and changes in strategic direction. Hothorpe’s Christian values remain, with a large number of Christian customers, however, Hothorpe’s customer base grows year-on-year, now welcoming corporate, association and government-led customers, as well as individuals for weddings, functions and leisure breaks, from across the UK and often worldwide.


Hothorpe Hall Ltd


Hothorpe Hall




LE17 6QX

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Training provider

Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard (Level 2)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College

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Closing date: 17 Sep 2017