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Commis Chef Apprentice The Royal Oak

An exciting opportunity for any Chef / Kitchen Apprentice to join a large team at an award-winning pub in the heart of the peak district. You will work towards a Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,000.00 - £25,000.00

  • Working week

    Minimum of 30 hours. No split shifts, 2-3 consecutive days off on a rota basis. Working time includes off-the-job training.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You would be working with quality, locally sourced ingredients in a friendly, vibrant, and very busy kitchen.

All aspects of kitchen / chef work will be undertaken as you would be working across all sections of the kitchen giving you a broad range of skills and on-shift training.

This role can be flexible depending on the ability of the individual from Commis Chef right up to Senior Sous Chef.

We also have a second catering operation which is in the process of renovation. This will be re-launching in the Spring. (Staff Accommodation available at this site).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

None required.

Personal qualities

You should have a passion for cooking and a good work ethic.

Enthusiastic and hard-working.

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

There is potential for permanent employment on the successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Be aware of our rural location, we are not accessible via public transport. Some lifts can be arranged but this isn’t guaranteed.

Will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

About the employer

We are a well-established business, operating for more than 12 years. We pride ourselves on staff welfare and retention.

The Royal Oak’s open fires and hidden corners are a welcoming sight for all tired walkers craving a well-earned pint, families on a day out in search of a friendly haven or ‘Foodies’ after some great homemade dishes. Proper food, generous portions and sensible prices are what make The Royal Oak so special.

We take great pride in offering a very traditional style of hospitality complete with cosy pub atmosphere, good company, cask-conditioned ales, a fine selection of wines and a menu of hearty English pub food.


The Royal Oak




SK17 9QJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University Of Derby


Apprenticeships Team 0800 0740099

Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard. 

There is the possibility of studying towards maths & English qualifications as part of your apprenticeship if you have not already achieved GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent).

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2022