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Apprentice Commis Chef The Farmers Arms

The apprentice(s) will be supervised and trained by our Head Chef and Commis Chef and will lean all aspects of our menu, including preparation, plating up, making dishes to order, health & safety, EHO management, knife skills, as well as aspects that they need to complete the relevant course.

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Closing date: 13 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £134.68 to £266.00

    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

    The successful candidate will be required to work 4/5 days a week, (depending on college attendance/coursework), including weekends and cover some holidays/absences when required. Weekend work/2 days off per week plus study time. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 28.00

  • Expected duration

    19 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Apprentice Chef required for our kitchen which produces fresh food 7 days a week.

The apprentice(s) will be supervised and trained by our Head Chef and Comis Chef and will:

  • Learn all aspects of our menu including:
  • Preparation
  • Plating up
  • Making dishes to order
  • Follow health & safety guidelines
  • EHO management
  • Knife skills as well as aspects that they need to complete the relevant course.

Candidates must be prepared to work and train in a kitchen producing fresh food, they must be motivated, punctual, flexible, timely, be able to work as part of a team, but (in due course) occasionally on their own, have high standards of cleanliness both personally and in the kitchen and be able to follow health and safety regulations.

Our kitchen runs a pub menu with an additional specials menu, and also has a function room which caters for Buffets and full sit down meals. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to learn to make and produce freshly prepared food both in advance and when ordered by customers.

Salary will be reviewed based on a candidates ability and experience.

All staff are required to follow current government guidelines.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

 Chef skills will be taught on the job but a basic knowledge of cooking would be helpful

Personal qualities

  • A desire to be a chef
  • A willingness to learn
  • Punctual/Trustworthy/Reliable

Desired qualifications

No GCSEs required, but must demonstrate the ability to achieve maths/English L1 functional skills as indicated in BKSB assessment.

Future prospects

 Progression to level 3

Things to consider

Please note that the applicant may start before the expected start date if they are successful and that this employer will consider a second candidate if they match the criteria.

In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open.

Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails. 
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About the employer

We are located in Bispham, a small village near Parbold in Lancashire.  We are a public house which serves great freshly prepared food.  We employ around 20 people on this site, but we do have 3 other pubs, including 2 wet pubs and one other with food.  We are mostly destination due to our country location, but we do have a number of regulars who live locally.


The Farmers Arms


Chorley Road


L40 3SL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College


Kirsty Gregory

You will be working towards the following qualification/standard:

Commis Chef – Level 2

This includes:

  • Main learning objectives: Food Preparation and Storage, personal organisation and hygiene, adherence to legal standards & regulations, the customer journey, knife skills.
  • Functional Skills – if required.
  • EPA (End Point Assessment) – Towards the final few months of the apprenticeship you will complete your End Point Assessment. This includes 4 assessment methods. These include an ‘On demand test’, a 3-hour practical observation, a culinary challenge observation and a professional discussion. All assessment methods will be conducted and graded by an independent EPAO. 

This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace. You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion and observation throughout your training. You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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