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Commis Chef Level 2 Apprentice The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms are looking for an enthusiastic Apprentice Commis chef to join the kitchen team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to start his or her career in catering.

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Closing date: 10 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working towards your Commis Chef apprenticeship standard by working alongside a highly skilled team of chefs assisting in a range of duties.

Duties include:

  • Food preparation including basic knife skills
  • Input in menu choices - being creative and getting involved in the business aspects- costings etc.
  • Working alongside trained chefs to gain cooking skills and knowledge
  • Making sure the kitchen is clean, tidy and free of hazards
  • Plating up meals in a presentable and creative manner in line with menu specifications
  • Getting food out to customers in a timely manner
  • Using fresh locally sourced ingredients
  • This is a great opportunity to work with an established company with excellent training and support with good progression routes all the way up to head chef for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to multi-task and take instruction
  • Organised, clean and tidy
  • Good personal presentation in line with current food safety standards

Personal qualities

  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Physically fit
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work within a team
  • Creative and driven
  • Willingness to improve and progress in this fast paced environment

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade D/3 in maths and English or equivalent 
  • Candidate who do not hold these grades will be required to complete them as part of the apprenticeship

Future prospects

  • Full-time employment if business situation allows

Things to consider


  • The apprenticeship will include evening, weekends and bank holidays. Candidate will require a level of flexibility
  • Due to the location candidate will need to ensure they can get to and from work and college at Northstar campus once a week

New College Swindon

  • You will need to complete pre-screening paperwork and have a chat with New College Swindon to discuss any experience, interest in the apprenticeship and how it is delivered
  • You will need to complete initial assessments in maths and English
  • By submitting your application, you confirm that you are happy for New College Swindon to share your information with the employer as part of the application process

About the employer

Welcome to a real English country pub

At the Carpenter’s Arms, we have a warm welcome and a roaring fire, great local beers and belly-filling food. In fact, everything you could want from a traditional English country pub.

With beautiful walks nearby and a dog-friendly bar, we are ideal for walkers and anyone visiting this iconic landscape.

We also have 9 hotel rooms.

Business travellers are a few minutes away from Swindon’s industries, including the M4.


The Carpenters Arms


Old Vicarage Ln



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New College


Kirsty Bain 07595 201840

  • Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

What is delivered?

  • Culinary
  • Food safety
  • People Business
  • Preparation and cooking across a range of food groups and techniques

How is it delivered?

  • Employer lead on the job training
  • Practical and Theory based sessions on a day release to college Formative observations
  • Record of achievement demonstrating the minimum criteria is met.
  • If required maths and English functional skills will also be delivered at college alongside your apprenticeship

End Point Assessment (EPA)

  • On demand Test
  • Practical Observation
  • Culinary Challenge observation and a Professional discussion

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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