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Commis Chef Apprentice The Moat House

An exciting new opportunity for an individual wanting to start their catering and hospitality career! You will start with a culinary role where you will prepare food and carry out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef.

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Closing date: 18 Dec 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

    Working over 5 days a week. Days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • Food preparation, cooking and service
  • Cleaning of work areas and equipment
  • Set up and close down of work areas
  • Maintaining health and safety in all work area
  • 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/experience of the catering environment
  • Good time keeping
  • Team Player
  • Good organisation
  • Excellent Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Be able to follow recipes and instructions

Personal qualities

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Excellent Hygiene standards
  • Willingness to go above and beyond
  • A love of food
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible approach to work requirements
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and well-motivated to achieve excellent outcomes

Desired qualifications

  • Level 2 Food safety certificate desirable, but not essential.
  • Maths and English at grade 9-4 (A*-C), Lower grades need to study for functional skills. Level 1 maths and English (also taking Level 2 tests) before end points assessments can be taken.

Future prospects

This position could lead to a permanent placement.

Things to consider

Working times are likely to include day, evening and weekend shifts. Some split shifts.

The apprentice will need to offer flexibility in rotas

The on program learning will need to be completed before the end point assessment can be taken.

The candidate should check travel arrangements and ensure they have the ability to travel safely to/from work.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

The moat house, Acton Trussell is a 16th century grade 2 listed Manor House, we have 41 rooms, function rooms which are used for conferences and meeting and we hold weddings throughout the year. Our reputation has been built upon the success of our restaurants which opened in 1988 and has over the years gained awards both locally and on a national level.

Our kitchen team has a reputation for being stable and working here for a number of years, we have good links with the Michelin starred restaurants both in Birmingham and further afield and many chefs have used The Moat House as a stepping stone on a successful career in this industry.


The Moat House


Lower Penkridge Road


ST17 0RJ

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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

Commis Chef Apprenticeship standard. This will be delivered with workplace and college training, and assessor support sessions to develop overall knowledge, skills, and behaviours to meet the apprenticeship standards.

Functional skills maths and English to be achieved at L1, also taking a Level 2 test in each subject. (Unless exempt by prior achievement). This will be delivered by specialist tutors at Stafford.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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