Commis Chef Apprentice The Greyhound Coaching Inn

Are you looking for a career as a Professional Chef? The Greyhound Coaching Inn in Lutterworth have a great opportunity for the right candidate to join their team as a Commis Chef Apprentice.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week 5 days per week (including weekends and evenings)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    17 May 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

This role involves working evenings and weekends. Candidates will ideally live locally or have own transport.

About the employer

The Greyhound Coaching Inn is a charming and traditional 18th Century coaching inn located in the South Leicestershire town of Lutterworth. A family-owned hotel, The Greyhound Coaching Inn has been sympathetically restored by Robert Eggleston to provide a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Guests can expect a warm welcome to this Grade II listed hotel and enjoy delicious home-cooked food in the contemporary surroundings of The Greyhound Inn Restaurant or in the informal setting of the bar or lounge. As well as serving real ale, the bar and Lounge also offers a wide variety of bar snacks from 12 noon until 2pm. Coffee and refreshments are available throughout the day and into the evening, with dinner served from 7pm. The Greyhound Coaching Inn offers 33 en-suite bedrooms all individually decorated to a high standard - take a look at each of our bedrooms. We are a venue for Weddings, Celebrations and Parties as well as for Conferences and Meetings. Private parties and celebrations are offered in the unique atmosphere of The Vaults as well in the Christina Room located on the first floor.


The Greyhound Coaching Inn


9-11 Market Street


LE17 4EJ

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Training provider

Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard (Level 2)

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College


Recruitment Team 0116 2295512

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017