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Apprentice Commis Chef Heaney & Mill

We are looking for a Commis chef to work alongside our kitchen team at our city centre and Headingley venues. This is a fantastic opportunity with excellent potential for personal development.

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Closing date: 15 Jan 2023

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

    Shift patterns will range from 6am-1pm, 10am-4pm an 4pm-11:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Our restaurant is a newly converted, cosy 40 cover family run business with long-standing roots . The food offering is high quality casual dining serving breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Our event catering can be anything from fine dining banquets right through to sandwiches for small meetings so a vast range of experience and varied skill set would be preferred but full training will be provided. We pride ourselves on quality, using 100% fresh food and everything made in house so any applicants must have an eye for detail extremely high standards and the work rate to support this. We are an ambitious company looking for people with a similar ethos to help develop what we already do and grow individually alongside the business. This is a fantastic opportunity with excellent potential for personal development.

Duties to include:

  • Prepare and garnishes food orders as they are received in accordance with recipes and plate presentation
  • Cook food in a timely manner
  • Allergen awareness. Paying close attention to customers' allergen needs
  • Stores unused food properly, and informs Head chef / senior chef of larger quantities of stored food
  • Ensures that food from their own station is delivered on time - asks for help if needed
  • Follow food safety, food hygiene, and sanitation practices

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organised
  • Good with time keeping
  • Passionate about the industry
  • Hardworking
  • An all-round good team player

Personal qualities

We are looking for someone who is reliable, trustworthy, and confident in their capabilities. The potential applicant must also be good with time management, enjoys being part of team and a person that the team can depend on.

Desired qualifications

Desirable that the candidate holds maths, English grade 4 / C and above in GCSE or equivalent, however, not essential. If the candidate does not hold one or either of the qualifications then they will need to complete functional skills level 1 and 2 alongside their apprenticeship standard.

Future prospects

To be hired as a full time member of the team.

Things to consider

  • Shifts may vary in accordance to the needs of the business.
  • This may include weekend and evening work.
  • Location of the business
  • Please review the current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Heaney & Mill is proudly a family-run business, with its roots firmly set at 50 Otley Road in Headingley in 1966 and re-established as a restaurant in 2017.


Heaney & Mill



Otley Road



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Training provider

Luminate Education Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leeds City College


Leeds City College 0113 284 6464

Commis Chef 18 months practical period and 3 months EPA. Total of 21 months on programme. Mode of delivery: Delivered in the workplace and weekly college attendance based at our Printworks, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 1JY At the end of your Apprenticeship training you will have achieved: • Level 2 Apprenticeship – Commis Chef Subject to whether you need to complete functional skills, you will also achieve this if applicable by the end of your apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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