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Commis Chef Apprentice Slater's Country Inn

An incredible opportunity to develop skills across the kitchen sections, under the guidance of the Head Chef and Chef de partie, with the added opportunity to train at Stafford College one day a week. It is essential that the apprentice has a real commitment to their craft, with an enthusiastic approach to learning.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    30 hours per week - hours to be cofirmed

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role will include learning and developing practical skills in the preparation and service of food. Menus are extensive, offering traditional grills and fish, breakfast, light bites, Sunday lunches and desserts, along with bespoke menus for customer bookings, ranging from working lunches to full wedding breakfasts for up to 120 covers. 

The successful candidate will need to be up for hard work, and show commitment to the small team, and in return, they will have a great opportunity to learn, and to become part of the successful Slater's venue. In addition, other duties will include:

  • Maintaining a clean and tidy work area
  • Assisting in the food preparation process
  • Preparing vegetables, meats and fish
  • Cooking and preparing elements of high quality dishes 
  • Assisting other Chefs
  • Helping with deliveries and restocking
  • Cleaning stations
  • Set up and close down of work areas/sections
  • Maintaining health and safety in the work area and maintaining food safety in all aspects of job role
  • Maintaining workplace records
  • Correct use of stock and equipment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Some understanding or experience of a catering environment
  • Good time management and punctuality
  • Excellent team working
  • Good organisation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Accuracy
  • Consistency
  • Creativity
  • Responsive

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic, and keen to learn
  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Excellent hygiene standards
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and well-motivated to achieve excellent outcomes
  • Flexible approach to work requirements 
  • Able to work well in a busy environment

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades A*- C (9-4) to include maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

  • Could lead to a permanent position for the right person


Things to consider

  • Slaters is situated in a rural area, so applicants should check out location, and consider access to the workplace 
  • Applicants will need to be flexible in their approach to working hours over 7 days, including evenings, and weekends, in order to support the business need
  • The on program learning will need to be completed before the end point assessment can be taken

About the employer

Tastefully converted from a working 18th Century farm, Slater’s is now operated as one of Staffordshire’s premier wedding destinations, combining classic rural charm with traditional values. An intimate, luxury hotel set amidst picturesque Staffordshire countryside yet only five miles from M6 junction 15 and ten minutes' drive from the Potteries.


Slater's Country Inn


Stone Road



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Training provider

Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College


The Apprenticeship Hub 01785 275660

  • Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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