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Apprentice Chef The Ellerby Hotel

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team at The Ellerby Country Inn. The ideal candidate will have a passion for cooking and have excellent attention to detail. The successful candidate will work towards a level 2 Commis Chef qualification.

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £138.60 to £267.30

    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

    Open Monday – Saturday. Hours and shifts to be discussed at interview Typical shift patterns: 6.30 am – 15.00 pm 15.00 pm – 11.00 pm 12.00 pm – 21.30 pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    12 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Ellerby Country Inn Is able to offer an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Chef.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Learning 'on the Job' we expect you to prepare, cook and serve dishes in our, busy kitchen
  • You will be taught all aspects of working in a busy country inn kitchen with a great team. Where contribution and effort are rewarded

In addition, we expect you to help with the following:

  • Run kitchen service   with the assistance of the Senior Chef and kitchen support
  • Ensure that dishes are prepared und cooked according to the specific restaurant standards
  • Work with the kitchen support team in   maintaining standards and setting an example
  • Ensure that stock is rotated and controlled within the specification of the kitchen    
  • Ensure the cleaning schedule is adhered to and that cleaning tasks are delegated as appropriate
  • Ensure full understanding and implementation of the functional administration of the restaurant
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of the full menu and be able to explain dish descriptions
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements under the H&S act 1974 and Food Hygiene
  • Ensure all policies, procedures, standards and guidelines are carefully adhered to

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Be able to communicate clearly, professionally and concisely

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a passion for cooking and working in a kitchen
  • A desire to learn and contribute to a busy kitchen
  • Fully understand how the role contributes to the success of the restaurant
  • Maintain a good level of understanding of the restaurant and hospitality industry
  • Lead by example
  • Build effective and constructive relationships
  • Work collaboratively with others in pursuit of team goals

Desired qualifications

  • A*-D (9-3) in maths and English or equivalent is preferred by the employer

Future prospects

  • The potential for a position for the right candidate on completion of the qualification and progression in the role

Things to consider

  • Before applying for this position, please take time to research our location and your transport arrangements.  We are based 1 mile from Runswick bay, 8 miles from Whitby and 12 miles from Saltburn By the Sea
  • This vacancy is to start immediately, therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment
  • Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills
  • Please note, if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us within 5 working days. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed
  • Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage

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

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Ellerby Country Inn. Situated in an idyllic country setting just eight miles from Whitby, The Ellerby is a great place to dine or stay.

Everyone is welcome for dining and we are open every day from 12-9pm. We have an excellent reputation for homemade food and drink and provide light bites alongside hearty main meals. We have a main menu which includes our most popular dishes but also have daily specials and separate gluten free, vegan and children’s menus.


The Ellerby Hotel



Ryeland Lane


TS13 5LP

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Training provider

Northern Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northern Skills Group

  • Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticreship Standard
  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (where required)
  • Day release class

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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