Apprentice Commis Chef Corpus Christi College

To assist the Executive Head Chef and team in all preparation and service of food. Ensure that the highest standards are maintained at all times.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    37.5hrs a week, shifts inc evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a great opportunity for any candidate looking to start their career as a chef.  You will have a passion for food, be willing to learn and not be afraid of hard work.  Please make it clear within your application that you are passionate about food and are hungry for this opportunity. 

Typical duties to include:

  • Working as part of a team.
  • Learn all aspects of the kitchen, including documentation.
  • Learn different methods of cooking.
  • Basic food preparation.
  • Implementing food safety procedures.
  • Maintaining and cleaning the kitchen.

You will be required to work 30hrs per week in this role and your shifts will include evenings and weekends.  Please consider this commitment before applying.  During busy periods, you may be require to work up to 40hrs a week.  If this is the case, you will be paid for all hours worked.

Shifts will be allocated on a rota basis and can be discussed with each candidate at interview.

Please ensure you are able to commute to the site.  If using public transport, please access the following link to see what methods of transport are available to you:

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• Good communication skills - Both written and verbal.
• Basic Maths.
• Good team player.

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn and develop.
  • Punctual.
  • Smart and presentable.
  • Friendly and Reliable.

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

Prospects of full time employment for the right candidate after completion of the Apprenticeship

Things to consider

Holidays: Paid leave is given for 26 working days and 8 Bank Holidays (or equivalent) per year (pro- rated for part time employees). Pension: All eligible staff will be auto-enrolled onto the National Employment Savings Trust scheme (NEST) which is a contributory pension scheme Further details are available from the Finance Office and HR. Healthcare: The College offers a contributory Private Medical Insurance Healthcare scheme and a cash-back health plan available to all permanent staff which is non contributory and a taxable benefit. Bonus Scheme: The College operates a discretionary and non-contractual Bonus Scheme, which is intended to recognise and reward the contribution and service of staff to the College. College Facilities for Staff: Staff may attend many College events, as well as various social events for staff members. The College also has a wide range of facilities, many of which are available to staff, such as membership of the University Sports and Social Club, and the University Centre. Employees may also use the sports facilities at Leckhampton, which include squash, tennis courts, gym and outdoor swimming pool. Meals: A lunch allowance is also an added benefit, for use in either the College Hall or Bar. Car Parking: Car parking is available at our Leckhampton site. Childcare Voucher Scheme: The College operates a childcare voucher scheme for staff. The College is an equal opportunities employer. 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

Corpus Christi College is one of the ancient colleges of the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1352 by the Guilds of Corpus Christi and the Blessed Virgin Mary, it bears the distinction of being the only College in Oxford or Cambridge founded by their citizens. The College recently celebrated 650 years of commitment to teaching and research, carried out on the site of its original foundation in the heart of mediaeval Cambridge. Corpus Christi College has a strong reputation for its food and the care taken to deliver and exceed our customers’ expectations. This award winning team of 11 full time chefs and 2 award winning apprentices produce mouth-watering seasonal dishes for Cafeteria, High Table, Formal Halls, Master’s Lodge Events and dinners and conferences for our external guests.


Corpus Christi College


Trumpington Street



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Training provider

  • The successful candidate will receive full training in the kitchen, learning all aspects of the role including food safety, health and safety, basic food preparation and cooking techniques.
  • In addition, the candidate will be working towards a Kitchen based Apprenticeship which includes an NVQ level 2, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 1.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Natalie Wood 07814 910799

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