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Apprentice Chef/Commis Chef Marston's Plc

We are a New Forest Inn with 13 Boutique Rooms and a 90 seater restaurant, bar and a very large season garden. We are a fun place to work with rewards for doing a great job. Chance to join a great team of skilled chefs at the Huntsman of Brockenhurst with an opportunity to learn all about fresh food.

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

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

The chance to work alongside an experienced Head Chef at the site is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in a career within Hospitality to get a head start working in a busy fresh food kitchen whilst having an apprenticeship to add to their knowledge and skill set. Experience preferred but not essential. Limited live-in staff accommodation is available.

From preparation to food handling and hygiene, as well as excellent time management skills - your contribution will certainly count. Whilst working in our kitchens no 2 days will be the same and you’ll be able to develop your skills with a variety of dishes and menus.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining food hygiene and health & safety standards within the business and completion of company paperwork with regards to such standards,
  • Fundamentals of cooking, such as knife skills. This will involve understanding the basic cuts (e.g. chopping, dicing, julienne and chiffonade) as well as learning how to handle ingredients correctly
  • Work in different sections of the kitchen, assisting other chefs
  • Preparing and serving our menu to a high standard as per Company specification to ensure our guests return again and again
  • Maintaining the correct storage of food


  • Discounted meals whilst on shift
  • Opportunity to join an award winning and growing brand of country pubs
  • Great training and development schemes including funding qualifications
  • Progression opportunities - we actively encourage our employees to progress, offering you opportunities in some of the best towns and cities in the UK
  • Online rewards scheme – Offering you discounts and cashback with major high street or online retailers
  • Company benefits - this includes food and accommodation discounts, pension scheme, company & employee engagement and a chance to win various incentive trips and prizes throughout the year
  • Great working environment - we are proud that our pubs are beautifully designed with fantastic equipment providing a fun yet professional environment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Experience is not essential but would be beneficial. We are looking for someone who has a passion for cooking and has a keen interest and understanding of fresh food. Good communication skills are also essential in a busy kitchen environment.

Personal qualities

  • Personal hygiene is essential
  • Eager to learn
  • Punctual
  • Honest and hard working
  • Piercings are not allowed in the kitchen

Desired qualifications

No qualifications are necessary.

Future prospects

Development opportunities within the site to Junior Sous, Sous Chef or Head Chef. Also as expected within an established and growing company there are opportunities to take up positions within other sites within the company.

About the employer

Our ethos here is simple. We’re all about being excellent in everything we do; from the food and drinks we serve to the home-from-home space we’ve created. So whether you’re joining us for a drink at the bar, an overnight stay or a special event we aim to go above and beyond every time you visit. Looking for that extra something - ask about our fabulous skittle alley!


Marston's Plc


Lyndhurst Road


SO42 7RH

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Clare Watson 02392 981724

Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Jun 2022