Apprentice Commis Chef 68 Cafe

This is a great opportunity to join a busy café based on the A68 in Toft Hill. You will be taught all the basics of working in a busy kitchen including food prep, cooking, basic food hygiene and keeping a clean and tidy kitchen.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 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

    5 days per week Monday to Sunday between 8.30 to 17.30.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    1 years

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a great opportunity to work with chefs who are passionate about their food at a restaurant specialising in high quality food.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to learn about cookery, products, methods and techniques. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in all areas of the kitchen.

During your apprenticeship you will learn how kitchen teams work together.

Your main role and responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance of a safe, hygenic and secure working environment.
  • Control food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food.
  • Building relationships within a team.
  • Gaining confidence to work in a professional environment.
  • Complete kitchen documents easily.
  • Prepare, cook and serve basic dishes both hot and cold.
  • Help set up and close sections.
  • Basic food preparation.
  • Follow company food safety policy.
  • Improve knowledge and techniques.

The apprenticeship will include working on a number of different sections.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Effective communication skills.
  • Good people skills.
  • Good hygiene skills.

Personal qualities

  • A desire to become a professional chef.
  • Someone who enjoys cooking.
  • Good work ethic.
  • Keenness to learn and work.
  • Good time keeper.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English at grades D/3 or above or the equivalent Level 1 qualifications.

Future prospects

This is a permanent position for the right person.

About the employer

If you're looking for quality homemade food in Bishop Auckland, you must try The 68 Café. We are ideally situated on the A68 in the heart of the Durham Dales, making us the perfect place to enjoy a great meal out. We serve delicious and freshly prepared food for good, honest prices in our comfortable café. Quality, hygiene and excellent service come as standard so why not pay us a visit, for something to eat or drink in a fresh and relaxing environment. Excellent pricing, great menu choice and daily specials, as well as our friendly staff, ensure you will enjoy your visit. And don’t forget, our premises are fully equipped with free Wi-Fi, so you can surf the Internet, chat online or do a little business while you’re at The 68 Café. You may be just popping in for a cup of coffee made with freshly ground beans or a cup of famous Ringtons Tea. You may be hungry and crave one of our irresistible all day breakfasts, or home-made mince and dumplings, or fish and chips, the list goes on. So whatever your desire we’re sure you’ll find something on The 68 Café menu to satisfy. Our famous cakes and deserts are nothing if not indulgent. Including many home-baked favourites, from scones and coconut cake to rocky road and beyond. Then there’s our many varieties of sumptuous home-made cheesecakes, ranging from straight vanilla to a mouth-watering apple crumble cheesecake and many more in between. Mon - Thu: 9am to 4.30pm Friday: 9am to 5.30pm Sat - Sun: 9am to 4.30pm Everything on our menu, from a cup of coffee and a cake, to burgers, salads and Sunday lunch are all available for you to take away. Very handy if you have somewhere else you need to be.


68 Cafe


A68 Toft Hill

Bishop Auckland

DL14 0JF

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Training provider

On the job training to be provided by the employer.

Bishop Auckland College will provide training and support, working with the employer to help provide the NVQ/Diploma or equivalent qualifications alongside functional skills in English, Mathematics and ICT (if required).  Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) will also be delivered.

You may be required to attend Bishop Auckland College for day release, should the programme demand it.

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bishop Auckland College


David Brough 01388 743164

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017