Apprentice Chef The Knife & Cleaver

Do you have the passion for food who knows what providing great gastro food is all about. If you're ready to be part of our EPIC brigade of talented and experienced chefs and receive some great training then this is the job for you!

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A fantastic opportunity for creative individuals with the desire to build on a career in the hospitality sector. As an apprentice chef you be will delivering high standards of excellence.You will be working on the larder and pastry section, assisting with the preparation and serving of starters and desserts.

Roles and responsibilities to include:

  • Working on a section ensuring the prep list is completed
  • Completing tasks set by the senior chefs in the kitchen
  • Food Hygiene, Health and safety knowledge
  • Follow recipes meticulously with care and attention
  • Deputising for a CDP on their days off and leave a handover for their return
  • Maintain kitchen cleanliness and follow company standards
  • Ensure uniform is well presented

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Basic knife skills
  • Basic food knowledge

Personal qualities

  • Team player
  • Excellent personal presentation
  • A passion for food
  • Reliable
  • Able to cope with pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Stock control
  • Keen desire to learn
  • Motivated to acheive
  • Positive attitude and approach
  • Good work ethic

Qualifications required

  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • Maths and English at GCSE grades A-C preferred (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Promotion to Commis chef or CDP and growing with the team or company.

Things to consider

Be prepared to be on your feet for long periods of time in a high pressured environment. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

The Knife and Cleaver is set in the beautiful Bedfordshire Village of Houghton Conquest. The Pub faces the largest parish church in Bedfordshire, The Church of All Saints - a grand 14th Century church which features stain glass windows and a large painting of St. Christopher. The area has something to offer everyone, whether it is shopping in the UK�s second biggest shopping centre or history, being just 15 miles from the home of codebreakers at Bletchley Park. Our aim is to create an heroic dining experience featuring fantastic British food, a selection of wines and cocktails, beers and real ales. With our nine individually designed comfortable bedrooms you are guaranteed somewhere to rest your head at night.


The Knife & Cleaver


The Grove

Houghton Conquest


MK45 3LA

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Training provider

For the full Apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Milton Keynes College


Anna Clarke ( 01908 637138 )

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017