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At Sodexo, we’re passionate about food, ingredients and have our customers at heart of everything we do. Behind the scenes we have a team of talented staff and we currently have a vacancy for an Apprentice Chef, to join our friendly team at RAF Benson!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Our benefits: · 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays) · 5% pension contribution · Sodexo Discounts from over 1,200 top retailers · Cycle to work · Life assurance.

  • Working week

    37.5 hours per week - variety of shifts Monday-Sunday

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be supported by a mentor and our training provider HIT. You will grow your practical skills and attending workshops in bread, fish, patisserie, game and veg protein.  

You will also attend supplier visits to really understand the concept of farm to fork!

No 2 days will be the same, and duties may include:

  • Mise en place preparation for service 
  • Plating and food presentation 
  • Preparing and cooking dishes to head chef’s specification 
  • Working to reduce wastage
  • Assisting senior members of the kitchen before and during service
  • Always making sure all the areas are spotless

A few things about you

We are looking for someone with a passion for food and innovation, who is a great team player. Make sure to also bring your excellent communication skills, great attention to detail and infectious smile with you, when you join us!

You will need to be a keen learner as you will have plenty of opportunities for development. We love to progress our chefs, so on competition of your apprenticeship we will strive to find you a position to help grow your career with Sodexo!

We embed a strong Safety culture in everything we do. There will be company procedures to follow, and we we will train you in the importance of understanding HACCP procedures and Food Hygiene Regulation.

Site security clearance and DBS check are required if successful for this position.

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

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship
  • Level 1 Maths and English if not already achieved

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We love to develop our people, that's why we will invite you to apply for suitable roles and further training upon completing your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9, A-C) Desired

About the employer

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence. We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.






OX10 6AA

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Aug 2022