At the Mercure we pride ourselves on the standard of the cuisine, we are looking for a Commis Chef to support the Head Chef and his team in the daily preparation of cuisine for hotel guests of all sizes and culinary requirements.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00 - £140.00

  • Working week

    30 – 40 hours per week on a rota basis, Days and Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The ideal candidate will be passionate about becoming a Chef and working in the hotel industry.

Some of your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain a high level of hygiene and work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Open the kitchen and preparing equipment for service.
  • Prepare and present a range of starters, sandwiches and side dishes.
  • Wash, peel and cut a range of vegetables on a daily basis.
  • Learn to cook a range of meat, poultry and fish dishes using different cooking methods.
  • Present dishes to the required standard and maintain consistency across all plates.
  • Learn about food safety and apply food safety rules at all times.
  • Clean down the kitchen after service.
  • Assist with receiving of deliveries, putting stock away promptly following stock rotation.
  • Complete any kitchen checklists relevant to your section.
  • Work effectively as part of the kitchen team and keep communication with Head/Sous Chef during service.
  • Any reasonable request from Head Chef or management.

Applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Centre with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Self-motivated & reliable.
  • To work on own initiative.
  • Be able to follow guidelines and instruction.
  • Experience in a kitchen environment.
  • Experience in working in a fast paced environment.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Team player.
  • Keen interest in fresh food.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to work flexible hours.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grades A to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English, 2017 grading system, grade 9 – grade 4.

Future prospects

Vision Business has strong employer links within the sector and we encourage all our employers to consider further opportunities, this may include progression onto an advanced/higher apprenticeship or full time employment.

Things to consider

Please note: • Only applications with a current contact number and/or email address can be accepted. • All applications are acknowledged by telephone in the first instance. • Every applicant must attend a Vision Business Assessment Centre prior to being presented to the employer. • From 1st April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: On successful appointment: • You will be entitled to receive statutory annual leave. • This is a weekly/monthly paid post. • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work. • You must work with your Specialist to complete apprenticeship work on time and to the best of your ability. • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures. • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding. • Please note this vacancy may close earlier than the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled.

About the employer

Mercure Sheffield Parkway offers quiet bedrooms, an excellent location and superb facilities. Located just off junction 33 of the M1 is perfect for weddings, conferences, family and short breaks. Free Wi-Fi & Parking. We are very proud of our team’s dedication to great customer service and to the high standards we set and maintain for our hotels. We continue to invest in technology and infrastructure at each of our sites to ensure we can stay ahead of the competition on price, facilities and service.




Britannia Way


S60 5BD

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Training provider

  • Vision Business is part of the West Nottinghamshire College Group.  West Nottinghamshire College is one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country with a well-earned reputation for excellence particularly in the areas of apprenticeships. The college was named a national Beacon College in 2009. With 30,000 students nationwide and links with over 2,000 employers, we are a high-profile centre of education that is well known for producing work-ready, ambitious and highly-skilled individuals.  We offer apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and adult apprenticeships in a range of sector specialisms.
  • An apprenticeship is an on the job learning programme that allows you, the apprentice, to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards theory elements in addition to putting the theory into practice, some of this will be in your own time.
  • As part of your apprenticeship and dependent on your prior attainment you may be required to complete Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills which are an integral part of your apprenticeship.   Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition.
  • Vision Business will also work with you to ensure your knowledge of Employment Rights and Responsibilities are at the required level for an apprentice.
  • Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this or any other vacancy please call the Vision Apprentices team on 01623 627191 extension 8799.

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vision West Nottinghamshire College


Lee Speed 01623 627 191

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017