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The prestigious, private members club Oswald's is providing an exclusive opportunity to train and work alongside industry leading chefs, utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients to create delicious menus. The successful candidates would undergo the Commis Chef Apprenticeship and become an integral part of the kitchen team.

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Closing date: 03 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    5 days a week, Monday to Saturday. Every Sunday off; shifts to be confirmed. Up to 48 hours a week

    Total hours per week: 48.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working in one of the club’s kitchens using the finest ingredients, learning and using a mixture of traditional and modern culinary techniques. Preparing Mediterranean and South American cuisine.

Duties may include:

  • Prep work
  • Following instructions
  • Keeping all areas clean and tidy
  • Assisting experienced staff

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills       
  • Effective time management (planning & organising)
  • Ability to work as a team member as well as individually       
  • Good interpersonal skills             
  • Basic knife skills       
  • Basic food preparation skills

Personal qualities

  • A passion for the culinary arts
  • A drive to learn
  • Polite and confident       
  • Flexible and cooperative       
  • Motivated       
  • Forward thinker       
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty       
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Have a can-do attitude
  • Not afraid to ask questions when needed
  • Takes pride in their work
  • Being clean and tidy       
  • Ability to follow policy and procedures 

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent maths and English at Grade 4/C or above

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 Chef De Partie.

About the employer

A prestigious, private members club located in the heart of Mayfair whose aim is to provide a home away from home environment, in the utmost comfort, where members are looked after by a team who know them by name.





Albemarle Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HTP Training


Tim Coates 07787227252

The successful candidate will be working towards the Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard.

You will also work towards Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English if required

You will develop the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours expected of a Commis Chef which includes:

  • Identifying the factors that influence the types of dishes and menus offered by businesses
  • Recognising and understanding sources and quality points of common food groups and commodities
  • To be able to identify traditional cuts of; and basic preparation methods for, meat, poultry, fish and vegetables (including French terminology)
  • To be able to maintain a clean and hygienic kitchen environment at all times, as well as complete kitchen documentation as required
  • Take pride in your own role through an enthusiastic and professional approach to tasks
  • Have an understanding of correct professional behaviours and organisational culture
  • Understand the basic costing and yield of dishes and the meaning of gross profit

Off the job training will be provided, where you will have the time to complete your portfolio work, attend off job training seminars and have allocated time for mentoring and being shadowed.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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