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Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship, South Cerney De Vere Cotswold Water Park

A Chef career with De Vere, whether you are a Commis Chef, Chef De Partie or a senior Chef, means variety, industry-leading professional development, fun at work and career prestige, because youll be working for one of the brightest brands in hospitality.

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

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    28 May 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

You’ll work in a busy and hardworking team environment, where you’ll continually learn and develop. We know you love food: we want you to love your career just as much.

As a part of the team you will:
· Prepare, cook and present dishes to a high standard.
· Ensure you and your team have highest of standards of cleanliness, food hygiene and health and safety.
· Have the opportunity to develop your career with De Vere
· Be part of new menu changes
· To work with the front of house team to anticipate customer needs wherever possible, and to react to these to enhance customer satisfaction
· Organise and set up the assigned section within the kitchen
· Stay focused and remain conscious about food presentation and consistency
· Practice proper food handling procedures.
· Practice proper knife handling skills.
· Properly wraps, labels, dates and stores all food items in their correct areas.
· Keeps workstation clean at all times during service time.
· Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule and varied hours when necessary to meet the business needs
· Commitment to attend job chats and performance reviews
· Commitment to self-development through external and internal training courses
We want to hear from inspired chefs who love creating amazing food from the best ingredients have a keen eye for detail but with bags of flair and creativity.
Benefits include but not limited too:
· A competitive salary
· 28 days holiday each year, including bank holidays (this increases annually up to a maximum of 33 days)
· Hotel based incentive and recognition schemes
· Long service awards which increase with the length of service
· Excellent training and development opportunities within the hotel, the Company and our online e-learning portal
· Financial rewards for delivering sensational service
· Free meals on duty
· Free uniform provided
· Regular surprise and delightsWe appreciate that completing and achieving an apprenticeship qualification takes dedication, hard work and a lot of personal motivation. At De Vere we are passionate about celebrating and sharing success, so when you pass your apprenticeship we think it's only right that all of your hard work is recognised and rewarded. As such, we will celebrate this fantastic achievement with you by offering:
A £250 congratulations bonus
One extra days paid holiday
A bespoke gift from De Vere
A celebration dinner / event with other successful apprentices.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

N/A as entry role.

Personal qualities

You will need excellent organisational skills alongside the ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.
It is essential that you can follow instructions whilst using your own initiative to prioritise tasks in a fast-paced and potentially stressful environment.
Must be able to drive due to the location of the property.
You must be punctual and have attention to detail to ensure customer satisfaction.





Desired qualifications

No current qualifications require just a positive attitude towards a busy working environment and a passion for food.






Future prospects

  • Continue their De Vere Chef Career by taking on the next level apprenticeship and moving up the levels of Chef at the hotel
  • Be multi-skilled across more than one property to grow their skills and knowledge of different kitchens

About the employer

As one of the largest hotels in the Cotswold area, De Vere Cotswold Water Park hosts many fun and exciting weddings, events and meetings such as Alice in Wonderland themed dinners, theatrical conferences and Narnia themed events. We also boast four lakeside locations for our guests to eat and drink, a destination spa, 20+ meeting rooms and more than 300 bedrooms. Our colleagues work closely together to ensure our guests receive fantastic service, every time, so we regularly say thank you by hosting colleague events such as "Fizz Fridays", pizza lunches, Easter Hunts, and regular free refreshments from the ice cream van during the summer. We can offer a range of exciting career opportunities across our wide and varied departments, including conference & events, restaurants, bars, kitchen, housekeeping, spa and leisure, front of house and maintenance, just to name a few.


De Vere Cotswold Water Park


Lake 6

Spine Road East



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Jess Fisher 02392981729

  • Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship - provided through the HIT Training,
  • COSHH Training offered,
  • Healthy and Saftey course,
  • First aid (if interested).


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: today