Apprentice Commis Chef RB HOTELS LIMITED

Join our luxury 4 Star Sports Hotel under our Executive Chef. A unique opportunity for those with a passion and talent for cookery to learn using fresh produce for a large variety of our catered events at our exclusive venue.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Sun 37.5 hours. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Vacancy description

We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to work under our executive chef.

You will also be undertaking a Professional Chef qualification with assessment from Brockenhurst College to develop your skills.

  • The ability to take initiative and importantly show commitment to work in a team and communicate at all levels is essential.
  • Learning prep and cooking will enable you to learn on the job and develop your skills to professional chef standard.

Varied duties will cover all aspects of kitchen operations to produce quality food:

  • Food prep
  • Knife skills for preparation of fish including presentation, using, cleaning and maintaining kitchen utensils and equipment, fridges and cookers, stock handling, cleaning and general chef support.
  • Communication skills will be needed to work within a high pressured service team, plus a sensible approach to hygiene, health and safety.
  • Commitment and respect to one's self, customers and colleagues is paramount with a pleasant and approachable attitude.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communications - verbal and written
  • Able to learn quickly and take instruction
  • Knife skill
  • Prep skills with a wide range of fish, shellfish and fresh vegetables and fruits and patisserie
  • Familiar with cleaning, maintaining and operating kitchen equipment
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Allergy Aware and Alcohol Aware

Personal qualities

  • Passion for Cooking and all quality Foods
  • Presentation skills - attention for detail and artistry
  • Good communicator and fast learner
  • Team Worker
  • Hard Worker

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent Maths and English
  • Food Safety and Health and Safety qualifications
  • Alcohol Awareness Training

Future prospects

Opportunity to develop as a Commis chef, Chef de Rang progressing to Chef de Partie and Sous Chef in our fabulous new hotel at the centre of Hampshire cricket at the Ageas Bowl. This role will appeal with those that have a passion for preparing a fresh local menu for our visiting guests.

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). For more information visit:

About the employer

Our 171-bedroom four-star hotel is an ideal base for both corporate and leisure visitors with extensive meeting and event space, a luxury spa, a celebrity endorsed (Ian Botham) themed steak restaurant, an 18-hole golf course and access to the historic Hampshire County Cricket Club* where sport enthusiasts can watch club and test matches.




Hilton At the Ageas Bowl

Botley Road


SO30 3XH

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Training provider

The successful candidate will undertake an Intermediate Apprenticeship including both on and off the job training. Training will be carried out by Brockenhurst College at the employer premises in Brook An Intermediate Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery:

  • Level 2 City and Guilds Certificate in Professional Cookery
  • Technical Certificate Level 2
  • Functional Skills in English Level 1,and Maths Level 1
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Award in the Hospitality Industry

Training will be part of the contracted hours agreed that makes up the working week. The Head Chef and Kitchen team will support the Apprentice with inhouse training and development.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Brockenhurst College


Janet Turner

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - applications come through to the provider, are prescreened by a telephone interview.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Oct 2017