Commis Chef Apprentice The Queens Arms Inn

The Queens arms have an exciting opportunity, so if you’re interested in creating amazing dishes, from the freshest ingredients and serving it to our customers with style and finesse this could be the perfect position for you. We’re on the look out for people with drive, personality, ambition, potential and plenty of spirit.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Monthly wage


  • Working week

    35 Hours per week

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 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 all 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.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting work demands
  • Previous kitchen experience desired but not essential

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about food and the industry
  • Have great attention to detail
  • Be hard working and self-motivated
  • Be confident and eager to learn new skills
  • Have good interpersonal/communication skills
  • Be reliable, responsible and honest
  • Be energetic and highly motivated to succeed
  • Ability to use own initiative.

Qualifications required

Grade A- C GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths.

Future prospects

On completion of this Apprenticeship there may be an opportunity for the right candidate to remain in a permanent role within the business and develop their level of responsibilities.

Things to consider

Any tips received are split between all staff members. 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). For more information visit:

About the employer

A Quintessentially English Georgian Inn, in a gloriously rural setting, with the gently rolling landscape on the Dorset/ Somerset Hills. A pilgrimage for Foodies. Snuggle up in front of the roaring open fire with newspapers, a pint and a homemade Pork pie – oodles of rustic charm. Dogs (and humans with muddy boots) are very welcome. Canines can stay in one room in the Coach house accommodation Children are genuinely welcome and have their own menu –They get an activity pack and they can enter a draw to win a free meal at the pub. The terrace has uninterrupted views over verdant farmland, an ideal spot to soak up the view and enjoy food and drink in this most civilised of settings.


The Queens Arms Inn




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Training provider

During this Apprenticeship you will need to demonstrate skills, knowledge and behaviour in the following areas:

  • Culinary concepts
  • Food Safety
  • People
  • Business

Towards the end of your completion, you will have an end point assessment to clarify your result and to sign off your chosen units for a Commis Chef Standard.

Maths and English Functional Skills (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Yeovil College


Caroline Helyar 01935 845399

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017