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Apprentice Commis Chef The Whippet & Pickle

The Whippet & Pickle, in the heart of very beautiful Holmfirth, is looking to offer a fantastic opportunity for a budding chef. We have a very simple ethos: tasty, affordable, honest cooking using the freshest produce, homemade and as local as possible.

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Closing date: 06 Jul 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

    Shifts to be confirmed, but will include weekends.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Are you looking for a career and passionate about food? Then The Whippet & Pickle could be the place for you to kick starts your apprenticeship! Our Chef Apprentice programme offers you the chance to get paid to learn as you work.
Being a chef is hard work, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise but working in a professional kitchen can be one of the most exciting and rewarding careers.
In our kitchen you'll do food preparation work and basic cooking under the supervision of our chef.
This is your big chance to learn all there is to know about your trade, but the standard and style of cooking you do will be determined by your commitment and ability to pick up new skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Preparing the ingredients for a more senior chef
  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation
  • Preparing and making sauces, pasta, bread and butter from scratch

Sound like you? Are you up for the challenge?

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Versatile
  • Stamina
  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • A common sense approach to tasks

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about food
  • Ambitious
  • Dedicated
  • Resilient

Desired qualifications

Initial screening for maths and English to show working at Level 1 or GCSE or above.

Future prospects

This is a young and thriving restaurant; you have the opportunity to grow with the business.

Things to consider

The wage is stated as the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage, however, we will be happy to pay more than the apprenticeship wage based on age and progress,

About the employer

The Whippet & Pickle is a small independent business and we have put our heart & soul into every decision! Our menu reflects our passion for food, seasonality and finding good quality local produce. It is all extremely important to us. Our menus are a reflection of what you will typically find here at The Whippet & Pickle. We are just too excited by food & new ideas to stick to the same thing for too long.


The Whippet & Pickle






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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kirklees College



  • Level 2 Commis Chef 
  • Functional Skills (if required)

The apprentice will attend college one day per week for Practical and Theory sessions.
An Assessor will be assigned to the apprentice and evidence of learning will be gathered and assessed in the workplace. Regular reviews of progress will be carried out by the Assessor.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Other information

NO CONTACT should be made with the employer at this stage, the college is more than happy to help you with any queries you may have.
Candidates will be asked to complete a literacy & numeracy assessment as part of their application.
From the 1st October 2017, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices aged 16-18, and those aged over 19 who are in the first year of their Apprenticeship, is set at £3.50 per hour. The NMW applies to time working and time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age categories above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.
This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.
This employer pays National minimum wage according to age of applicant
Under 18 years - £4.05, 18-20 years £5.60 p/h

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