Apprentice Commis Chef The Lighthouse Inn

The Lighthouse Inn are offering an excellent opportunity for reliable and passionate chef apprentice to work within our buy kitchen in Walcott. Within the role you will assist the chefs in a range of kitchen duties including preparing and cooking. This programme will provide you with a solid foundation in the catering sector.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 21 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    40 Hours per week on a 7 day Rota Basis including evenings and weekends

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Reporting to the Head Chef your role will be interesting and diverse and include:

  • Kitchen documentation.
  • Stock control.
  • Stock rotation.
  • Basic cooking including fish, steaks, pies – all in the Lighthouse way.
  • Baking.
  • Cooking.
  • Preparing vegetables.
  • Cleaning.
  • Learning knife skills.
  • And more! 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be practically minded.
  • Have some hand skill.
  • Have basic numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Team-worker.
  • Basic skills including some knife skills wound be advantageous.
  • Some experience is desirable but not essential.
  • Good timeliness.

Personal qualities

  • An excellent work ethic.
  • Able to travel to work at inconvenient times.
  • Willingness to work.
  • Can do attitude.
  • Initiative.
  • Passion for food.
  • Willing to learn.
  • Want to work in catering.
  • Keen.
  • Want to learn and develop.
  • Hardworking.
  • Be aware of weekends and evening work.
  • Committed.
  • Flexible approach.

Qualifications required

  • None required; GCSE’s or equivalents in maths and English are desirable but not essential. 

Future prospects

There is the potential for a permanent position available at the end of the Apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Things to consider

The person needs to want to work in hospitality and be interested in this particular part of the industry. The company will offer pay increments for the right candidate who performs well. Being able to get to and from work at the times required is essential.

About the employer

The Lighthouse Inn is a friendly Public House, situated just North or Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Sue and the team at The Lighthouse Inn are dedicated to producing great quality food and service in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. They serve a range of homemade food, using locally-sourced vegetables and fish. The Lighthouse Inn also cater for Special Occasions and Functions, including Weddings and Parties. 


The Lighthouse Inn


Coast Road


NR12 0PE

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location

Training provider

For the full Apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Functional Skills English and Maths Level 1. 
  • Course duration: Approx. 12 - 18 months.

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Norwich City College


Employer Partnerships (City College Norwich) 0800 328 3616

Other information

This position and Apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to develop your skills and experience and begin to build a career. A permanent position may be possible at the end of your Apprenticeship based on performance.

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 21 Sep 2017