Commis Chef Apprentice Solvejg Jensen & Wayne Gardiner

Passionate about food? Do you want a career as a Chef? The Wheel Inn in Oadby (Leicester) have a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to be trained as a Chef.

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Closing date: 12 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    5 days per week (Including Weekends) Shifts available: 12pm-6pm 3pm-9pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As a member of the kitchen team the successful candidate will learn all aspects of working within a busy kitchen under the supervision of the head chef.

You will be trained to cook and prepare as per company requirements while maintaining high standards of cleanliness in all of the areas of the kitchen. You will be trained in cooking, stock management, and other aspects of running a complex kitchen in a challenging environment, this will be recorded in line with national standards through your apprenticeship with Leicester College.

Duties will include:

  • Supporting the existing chefs in their current roles.
  • Assisting in the provision of home-cooked meals as ordered by our customers.
  • Understanding stock control & stock rotation.
  • Complying with & understanding Health & Safety requirements.
  • Kitchen hygiene & maintenance.
  • Communicating with & supporting colleagues in their roles within the business.

The successful candidate will have a genuine passion to become a chef and will want to grow and learn all aspects of the industry.

This position will give the top candidate the chance to progress right up the career ladder and we will invest a great deal of time and effort to support the best individual. In the longer term, and for the right person, this may lead to substantial opportunities for the apprentice to progress through within the sector.

Consequently we are looking for a capable and motivated individual who takes a great deal of pride in their work and demonstrates a ‘can do’ attitude towards their responsibilities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisational skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team.

Personal qualities

  • Attention to detail
  • Hard working and self-motivated
  • Confident and eager to learn new skills
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills
  • Pleasant and welcoming
  • Reliable, responsible and honest
  • Energetic and highly motivated to succeed

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications required, however GSCE Grade A- C in English and Maths (or equivalent) are desirable.
  • You will take a Maths and English Assessment prior to selection.

Future prospects

Most employers working with Leicester College are keen to offer permanent employment to a reliable, hardworking individual based on their performance throughout their Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

As of the 1st October 2016 the Apprentice NMW is £3.40 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. Interview, closing date possible start dates are only a guideline as interviews for this position will be held on an ongoing basis, therefore the start date could alter as the vacancy will close as soon as a successful candidate is selected. Applications will only be accepted through the Apprenticeship online system not directly through the employer.

About the employer

The Wheel Inn is a traditional pub with a long Rugby history for Tiger players and fans alike, serving pub food & cask marque ales. Official sponsors of TIGER PLAYER WILL OWEN We have an enclosed courtyard to the rear of the pub and an out door smoking area. The Wheel Inn lies in a good residential "walk in" end of the village with some small shops and a children play area just across the road, making it very suitable for family customers. There is an average size car park at the side of the pub. Our aim is to offer a traditional community pub with good pub food, working with the local people & businesses to fill the area needs. By day we offer good home cooked food deals & a cozy atmosphere for the elderly and a lunchtime meeting place for professionals. Daytime on weekends we can offer a meeting place for clubs & Rugby enthusiast. On Sundays we will offer home cooked roast. In the evenings & nights there will be good quality pub food, wines & cask ales. We have a quiz night once a month,and also live music in between.


Solvejg Jensen & Wayne Gardiner


99 London Road




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Training provider

The successful candidate will be trained towards the following qualifications:

  • QCF Certificate in Food Production and Cooking(NVQ)
  • Certificate in Food Production and Cooking(VRQ)
  • Level 1 Functional  Skills in Mathematics and English

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College


Recruitment Team 0116 2295526

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Closing date: 12 Nov 2017