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Apprentice Commis Chef Hotel Van Dyk Ltd

Fantastic opportunity to learn and work with the experienced team at the Van Dyk Hotel, Clowne, Chesterfield. They are searching for a professional, trustworthy Commis Chef who would enjoy work in an exciting, fast-paced hotel environment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Various shifts - Monday to Sunday on a rota given in advance. Various shifts given in advance. Expect to work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role of the Apprentice Chef is to learn the basics of food preparation within a commercial kitchen to the values and high standards expected of this employer. 

Duties of Apprentice Chef will include:

  • Assist and support with day to day food preparation
  • Receive and prepare produce and ingredients to the required standard
  • Assist in the preparation of finished dishes to the required standard
  • Play your part in the good order and management of the kitchen
  • Work within all current food safety regulations
  • Monitor and report daily stock levels and receive deliveries
  • Check all food deliveries for accuracy and quality
  • Adhere to stock rotation standards

As part of this apprenticeship you will work towards an industry wide recognised Commis Chef new Standard qualification. The training will be delivered in the form of work-based learning including end point Assessment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent timekeeping

Personal qualities

  • Energetic, driven and positive
  • Pleasant and friendly personality
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the work based learning route
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Organised

Desired qualifications

No qualifications are required but 5 GCSE grades A-C or equivalent could be beneficial.

Future prospects

There is the option to move onto further professional chef qualifications and excellent career progression within the company.

Things to consider

Please expect to work evenings and weekends in this type of role, as these are the busy times in this sector.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

About the employer

Van Dyk is a luxury 4 star, 1 Rosette hotel situated in the beautiful and picturesque county of Derbyshire, within a short driving distance to the marvel which is the Peak District and local historic town of Chesterfield which boasts the Crooked Spire. Whether the reason for your visit to the area being for business, leisure, a wedding or special occasion, Van Dyk is the ideal venue for you to consider.


Hotel Van Dyk Ltd


Van Dyk Hotel, Worksop Road, Clowne


S43 4TD

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Training provider

W Academy & Education

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Wildes Education


Phil Stevenson

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • Level 2 Commis Chef Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Sep 2021