The Natural Apothecary - Commis Chef The Natural Apothecary Ltd

The Natural Apothecary are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team as a Commis Chef. This Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to gain a variety of skills and sector knowledge which will support you in starting and furthering your career.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Our aim is to offer you a unique approach to nutrition and health. From our apothecary situated on the corner of Heath Road, we offer a carefully chosen range of health foods and supplements.

The company is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service and a friendly atmosphere.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing excellent customer service to all customers.
  • Assisting head chef.
  • Fulfilling your role on each given shift.
  • Ensuring the kitchen is cleaned regularly and meets the required health and hygiene standards.
  • Preparing, cooking and presenting food in line with required standards.
  • Keeping preparation at the right level.
  • Making sure that food is served promptly.
  • Monitoring food production to ensure consistent quality and portion size.
  • Stock control following relevant hygiene, health and safety guidelines.
  • Creating new dishes.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Outstanding customer service delivery
  • Knife skills
  • Previous knowledge/experience of cooking
  • Communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Confident personal manner
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hard working
  • Passionate about healthy food
  • Ability to multitask
  • Innovative
  • Proactive

Qualifications required

For this framework A-C in Maths and English is desirable, however all applicants will be considered on merit subject to initial assessment against the requirements of the framework.

Willingness to learn is key.

Future prospects

This position is for the term of the Apprenticeship programme but the right candidate will have the opportunity to progress onto a full-time position and possible progression opportunities within the company.

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).

About the employer

The team at the Natural Apothecary is looking forward to welcoming you to Petersfield's very own Health Food Shop and Café. Our aim is to offer you a unique approach to nutrition and health. From our apothecary situated on the corner of Heath Road, we offer a carefully chosen range of health foods and supplements. And of course our award-winning cafe is the place to enjoy healthy breakfasts and lunch, juices and smoothies, and tempting home-made cakes. We have no less than six daily-made interesting and tasty salads, and you can have these as they are or with chicken, salmon, or tofu. Then perhaps finish off with our delicious fair trade coffee, or choose from a range of interesting teas.


The Natural Apothecary Ltd


Heath Road


GU31 4JE

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Training provider

  • Nationally Recongnised Qualification as a Commis Chef
  • Work Based Certificate
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • English, Maths and ICT if required

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Downs College


Danielle Harding 02392794678

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Closing date: today