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Commis Chef Apprentice New Continental Hotel

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Apprentice Chef who is looking to develop themselves in the kitchen and learn from our highly experienced and talented Head Chef. You will be encouraged to develop and progress in your development by the Head Chef and management team.

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Closing date: 10 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    You will work across 5 days per week, with 1 of those days at College. Hours will vary dependant on shifts required for the working week and events/business needs. You will be required to work evenings and weekends. Your hours may increase.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Aug 2021

  • Date posted

    10 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will learn over a scheduled period all you need to know about working in a professional kitchen. You will assist in the preparation, cooking and presentation of food for our events and brasserie. 

You will benefit from our experienced team who will support you and you will of course be earning as you go. You will need to be passionate, focused and committed.

You will get training from our dedicated team of chefs who will help develop and achieve your goals. On completion of the Apprenticeship, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification and have an opportunity to progress in the organisation. 

Duties include:

  • Preparing ingredients for food service
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene 
  • Dealing with stock rotation and labelling
  • Dealing with deliveries
  • Preparing food from our daily menu

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need to be passionate, focused and committed. You will need stamina, patience, a willingness to learn and have:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Good timekeeping
  • Passion for cooking
  • Willingness to learn
  • Patience
  • Positivity
  • Common sense
  • Good work ethic

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications are required for this position, but the ideal candidate would hold GCSE's/equivalent in English and maths at A-C/4-9 grades.

A candidate who has completed a previous course/has work experience in the catering industry would be highly desirable. 

Future prospects

A full-time role upon completion.

Things to consider

You will need to consider that shifts will be across evenings and weekends so you may be working unsociable hours. 

About the employer


With 99 ensuite hotel rooms, function rooms, bars, a leisure complex and our in-house restaurant. Located in the heart of Britain’s Ocean City; Plymouth’s largest, independent family-owned hotel.


New Continental Hotel


Millbay Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City College Plymouth

For this role, you will undertake the Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard which is delivered over an 18 month period. You will be required to attend College one day per week for your training (term time) to build the skills and knowledge towards the apprenticeship. 

You will have direct training at the workplace from the Head Chef who will guide you through the day to day duties involved in the job. 

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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