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Level 2 Commis Chef Apprentice, Farnborough NEC PROPERTY (NUMBER ONE) LIMITED

If you have a passion for food and people we can do the rest. We can offer you the opportunity to work with and be mentored by our award-winning Chefs and their culinary teams.

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

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Closing date: 28 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours Shifts TBA.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

30-40 hours per week to be discussed at interview.
The starting wage is £5.00, to be uplifted to £5.60 after 6 months.
You will have the opportunity to participate in a structured programme that will develop your skills and knowledge with real life experience, working alongside professional Chefs within our production and retail kitchens, developing and delivering high end menus and products. Amadeus standards are high.
Therefore, successful candidates should be eager to learn, flexible in their approach and have a passion for food, people and delivery. They must have a passion for innovation and creativity with a can do attitude.

Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Strive to prepare and present food to Amadeus standard and specification
  • Follow all Amadeus standards in relation to service, speed of service and hospitality
  • Prepared to Learn from experienced team members on how to work/run all relevant food areas within an active professional kitchen
  • To attend daily briefings and carry out the shift duties assigned by the Head Chef within the operational area
  • Prepare all mis-en-place for all relevant menus
  • Assist other departments wherever necessary and maintain good working relationships with your colleagues
  • Awareness of departmental targets and strive to achieve them as part of the team
  • Meet all health and hygiene requirements when handling food and/or operating equipment
  • Adhere to dress code and personal hygiene standards at all times
  • Ensure that you attend work when required by checking the rota on a regular basis
  • To adhere to Health & Safety, Fire, Food Safety and licensing regulations at all times 
  • The role will include preparation, cooking and delivery of meals to a very high standard
  •  This will include working different shifts as required by the business
  • The job is very physical so you will need to be physically able to carry out the demands of the role and will need to be able to work and think pro-actively

It’s a fast paced, high energy environment that can be demanding but lots of fun.
We are different, we are innovative and we have made the difference. Please visit for more information.
Amadeus and the NEC Group is a great place to work, we offer free on site staff parking, a free meal during your shift and a choices benefits scheme that can offer private medical, extra holiday etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good Customer Service Skills
  • Basic computer literacy would be advantageous
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisation and time management skills
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Positive attitude
  • Work under pressure
  • Creative
  • Good work ethic
  • Flexible and pro-active approach to work duties and hours committed to completing the apprenticeship programme by combining work based Learning, assessment and independent study
  • Forward thinking
  • Good attitude and understanding of Health and Safety and Food Safety

Desired qualifications

Preferred GCSE (or equivalent) at C/4 or above in English and maths

Future prospects

The apprenticeship will give you practical experience combined with theory. 

You will work toward a Commis chef Apprentice standard with possible progression to a level 3 chef apprenticeship and a permanent position in a multi award winning business.

About the employer

Amadeus is the Catering and Hospitality business of the NEC group; we have a presence at all of the NEC Group home venues as well as some Regional Venues such as Dudley Zoo, Library of Birmingham and Cadbury World. We offer the highest standard of hospitality and event catering. The NEC Group is about Bringing Live to Life ®, creating destinations of the future, and making every moment count for our customers. With over 40 years experience and more than 1500 staff, we cater for 4 million visitors over 1000 events a year across our venues. Our desire is to deliver an outstanding food service experience in each of the venues that we operate in. We do this by training every single one of our staff to the highest standards; this has led us to winning more than 650 awards for quality and innovation in our Catering team.




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E T P S Road


GU14 6FD

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Jess Fisher 02392981729

Level 2 Commis Chef.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 May 2022