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Apprentice Commis Chef Santo's Higham Farm Hotel & Restaurant

Do you love cooking, are you looking to progress your skills with an employer committed to developing talent and train you as an Apprentice Commis Chef, Santos Higham Farm Hotel is looking for you. Apply Today!

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

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Closing date: 19 Sep 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

    30 Hours. 5 Days out of 7. Various Shifts including weekends. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    01 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an exciting opportunity to work as an Apprentice Commis Chef at Santos Higham Farm Hotel, where you will be supported and supervised by the Head Chef Ray Moody.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Apprentice Commis Chef to join our team. The successful candidate should be ambitious and keen to learn. You will receive extensive training and guidance from our experienced head chef.

We have an ambitious team and are looking for someone who is hard working and wants to develop themselves. We have an excellent reputation for producing top quality dishes.

  • Prepare, cook and present food to company specification.
  • Keep kitchen clean, tidy and hygienic at all times.
  • Work safely around kitchen equipment and monitor and deal with any maintenance issues.
  • Keep up to date with new products & menus.
  • Adhere to company policies, procedures and licensing laws.
  • Participate and contribute at all team meetings.
  • To learn and understand how to carry out basic functions in every section of the kitchen providing the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section with a view to choosing an area where you feel most inspired.
  • You will also be required to keep up to date with all Apprenticeship work, and to have regular meetings (every 4-6 weeks) with the Regional Trainer to discuss your work.

As an Apprentice you will be included on a Commis Chef Apprenticeship. Your qualification will be delivered by Babcock Training who will support your learning and development throughout your Apprenticeship. This will involve a Regional Trainer giving one to one training on a 4-6 weekly basis and guide you through your Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Passion for food
  • Cleanliness
  • Excellent Time keeping
  • Team Player
  • Ability to use initiative, eager to learn

Personal qualities

  • Good standard of personal hygiene
  • Working well within a small team
  • Good timekeeping

Desired qualifications

None Required.

Future prospects

This vacancy could be a permanent job for the right candidate on completion of the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

You must ensure you have suitable travel arrangements in place to get to the place of work in a timely manner. Due to working unsociable hours, you need to be able to ensure you can get home at the end of your shift.

This vacancy may close before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. All published dates can therefore be flexible and will be dependent on suitable candidates coming forward and registering appropriate interest.

Whilst on an apprenticeship an apprentice is entitled to an NUS card

About the employer

Santo’s Higham Farm is a premium 15th century farmhouse hotel set in the Derbyshire countryside.

The hotel is an award-winning hotel is renowned for its high quality of service, elegant rooms and exceptional cuisine.

The restaurant holds 1* Rosette and Head Chef Ray Moody selects only the finest locally sourced ingredients and prepares everything in-house to produce exquisite A La Carte food.


Santo's Higham Farm Hotel & Restaurant


Main Road


DE55 6EH

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babcock Training Limited


Debbie Pennington 01704 502 243

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To continue please click apply. At this point you will enter the Babcock Training website where you can review the Job Vacancy in more detail and apply. Please complete the application form. Your details will be sent to the Employer. Any problems applying or enquiries please call Debbie on 01704 502 243.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Sep 2021