Apprentice Commis Chef The White Swan

Training to be a chef at the White Swan, you will learn about all aspects of catering in our busy village pub. Our regularly changing menu will give you the opportunity to learn about all types of food and the techniques required for you to become a competent and qualified catering professional.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours per week between Wednesday and Sunday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will assist our existing chefs to prepare and deliver consistent high quality food from our modern, well equipped kitchen. You will be responsible to the head chef, and as your skills increase, take charge of a section, i.e starters, desserts etc.

Day to day tasks will include:

  • Food preparation.
  • Kitchen hygiene.
  • Record keeping.
  • Stock ordering.
  • Menu development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication.
  • Basic knife skills.
  • Able to work well under pressure.

Personal qualities

  • Outgoing personality.
  • Confident.
  • Willingness to learn.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) in Maths and English.

Future prospects

In time, the right candidate can become an equal member of the kitchen team, hopefully allowing us to extend our catering hours.

Things to consider

Hours are flexible, but there will be some weekends and split shifts. Buses are infrequent, so transport is a key consideration, we are very close to St Ives and Fenstanton.

About the employer

The White Swan Public House was established by 1765 and rebuilt in brick in its present position by the squire of Conington Hall in 1850. In the 19th century it was the venue of the Coroner’s Court and today it is still used for Parish Meetings. It was sold to a local brewery in the 1930s and repurchased from Greene King by the present resident of Conington Hall in 2013.


The White Swan


Elsworth Road


CB23 4LN

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Training provider

You will be undertaking an Apprenticeship to become a Commis Chef. You will cover units including butchery, sauces, vegetables and cold desserts. 

You will be required to demonstrate skills, knowledge and behaviours in the following areas:

  • Culinary Skills.
  • People.
  • Business.
  • Food Safety.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will complete an end-point assessment.

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cambridge Regional College


Miami Pearson 01223 226403

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017