A position is available to join the team at Searcys as an apprentice commis chef to assist the Head Chef / Sous Chef in the kitchen and ensure the company’s reputation for food quality is maintained.

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

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    45 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 45.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties:

  • To assist in the preparation and cooking of menu items as directed by the Head/Sous Chef.
  • To assist in the development and planning of menus, including future food trends and be passionate about developing new styles of service and concepts in the location.
  • To assist with stock taking when required.
  • To carry out the smooth and efficient running of your section as appropriate.

Client service:

  • To ensure that customers are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded.
  • To be customer focused at all times; approachable and quick to exceed expectations in fulfilling customer needs.


  • To be a team player, assisting other team members when necessary.
  • To treat members of the team at location as you would expect to be treated.

Financial management:

  • To gain an understanding of food costing, sales mix and menu planning.
  • To ensure stock, deliveries and wastage are all checked and recorded in line with company and food standards.

Health and Safety, Food Safety, the Environment:

  • To adhere to the company’s Food Hygiene, Health and Safety and Environmental policies.
  • To ensure that food storage areas are maintained in accordance with the company’s Food Hygiene, Healthy and Safety and Environmental policies and procedures.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good timekeeping
  • Ability to listen to instruction
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Energetic
  • Willingness to learn and develop

Qualifications required

None needed. However, English and Maths will be assessed as part of the interview process.

Future prospects

Development from Apprentice to Chef in one of our prodigious venues.

Things to consider

This role is in a hot and fast paced kitchen. You will be standing for the majority/all of your shift - it's a tough but rewarding career. 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).

About the employer





30 Euston Square



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Commis Chef
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths (where applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Clare Johnson

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017