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Apprentice Commis Chef Walnut Tree Hotel

An exceptional opportunity for someone looking to progress in the catering industry. We are currently looking to recruit an apprentice to join our kitchen team. This is a full-time position and all training will be offered in line with the level 2 Commis Chef. We are offering a salary dependent on experience, paying by the hour worked.

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Closing date: 08 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    The working week will require the individual to work day/evenings and weekends on a shift rota, to be discussed at interview. The successful candidate should be able to commit to a minimum and maximum number of hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    27 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Food preparation
  • Assisting the chef during service with plate set-ups, starters, salads, mains etc.
  • Kitchen clean down after service
  • Experience of a catering kitchen is preferable, someone undertaking catering qualifications will also be considered
  • Stock check

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and regular college attendance. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Commis Chef L2 standard.  Functional Skills in maths and english may also be required depending on current level.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are always on the lookout for the right employees who meet the high standards we require. The successful apprentice will undoubtedly be considered for full time employment at the end of their apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Applicants will need to have transport due to its rural location.

About the employer

Star rating : 3.0 The Walnut Tree is a family run hotel, pub and restaurant which prides itself on its reputation for quality food and bedrooms, standing just over the border from Dorset in a delightful village of West Camel in Somerset. We are currently taking bookings for our hotel rooms, with room service available. We would like to assure customers that we are doing everything necessary to be Covid secure and please do get in touch if you have any questions. The hotel is closed for check ins on Sundays and Mondays.


Walnut Tree Hotel





BA22 7QW

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Training provider



Michelle Rogers


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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