Apprentice Commis Chef Myton Hamlet Hospice

To produce freshly made meals to our patients, visitors and staff. We provide three, three course meals each day for patients. We also provide a small range of hospitality services to meet the needs of internal and external customers who use our meeting and lecture rooms

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Closing date: 03 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    5 shifts worked over a 7 day period (This is flexible for an apprentice) The current rota operates on a 3 shift system to provide optimum operational cover: 08.00-15.30 10.30-18.00 11.15-18.45 Attendance at College will be included in this.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    16 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To produce freshly made meals to our patients, visitors and staff.  We provide three, three course meals each day for patients.  We treat catering as part of the care that we provide at Myton. The Chefs speak to the patients every day to ensure their catering needs are met.  The role will be to learn how to do all of this and to interact with patients, staff and visitors.  A wide range of hands on skills will be developed alongside the learning received at College.

Apprentice Commis Chef Key Responsibilities:

  • To produce a range of high quality, freshly prepared meals to relevant food hygiene standards to patients, staff and visitors
  • To obtain from patients (and relevant nursing staff as appropriate) patient menu orders. To prepare and deliver meals to patients at appropriate service times.
  • To ensure all records and audits are undertaken, recorded and retained so as to ensure compliance with all appropriate statutory regulations and inspecting authorities.
  • To assist the Catering Manager with stock control. To daily record usage of food / catering products & materials and report as required in accordance with procedure. To ensure sufficient and appropriate stock is maintained at all times.
  • To minimise food and other product wastage.
  • To assist with kitchen and equipment cleaning.
  • To comply with all relevant health, safety and hygiene procedures. To ensure the highest standards of cleanliness both within the kitchen and associated areas are maintained by all staff so as to comply with the food and safety acts and Environmental Health requirements.
  • To assist with special functions, some of which may occur outside normal working hours and to assist, when necessary, with menu rota preparation.
  • To provide a professional customer focussed service at all times to patients, staff and visitors.
  • To report any customer compliments or complaints to the Catering Manager.
  • To immediately report any untoward incidents, including infestation, accidents, equipment or facility failure or damage.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Some food production / hands on skills already
  • Good listener and communicator
  • Willing to learn and develop
  • Good interpersonal skills as role will require interaction with patients, staff etc

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and well mannered
  • Reliable and trustworthy

Qualifications required

We are seeking a candidate who has some experience and training behind them already.  We therefore feel that £5 per hour for 35 hours per week represents an appropriate level of apprentice we are seeking

  • Food hygiene level 1
  • Basic Catering / Food production qualification

Future prospects

There may be a permanent employment opportunity at Myton Hospices after a successful apprenticeship to further develop skills and qualifications in the future.

Things to consider

Direct contact with Patients and other customers

About the employer

Myton Hospice provides specialist care for patients who have been diagnosed with an end of life illness. We have 3 Hospice sites. Warwick, Coventry and Rugby and a number of Charity shops in the local area. We have 2 In-Patient Units, 3 Day Units and we also provide nursing care in the community. Our services also extend to patient families in the form of Counselling, Complementary Therapy and Lymphodema services.


Myton Hamlet Hospice


Myton Park

Myton Lane


CV34 6PX

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Training provider

  • NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2.
  • Functional Skills English and Maths if a Grade C or above or equivalent has not been achieved.

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stratford upon Avon College


Bryan Anderson 01789 266245

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Closing date: 03 Sep 2017