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Apprentice Commis Chef The Cat Head Inn

A wonderful opportunity to learn and work closely with our Head Chef and former Apprentice Commis Chef as part of a small and friendly team delivering freshly prepared local produce with pride and passion in the modern kitchen of our 16th century inn. You will experience all aspects of kitchen operation and be a valued member of the team.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    National Minimum Wage for apprentices initially. Rising to national minimum wage +15% following a trial period of three months. Both including an equal share of all gratuities including credit card tips

    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

    Wednesday to Saturday 11:30 to 15:30 and 18:30 to 21:30. Sunday 11:00 16:00 College attendance 1 day a week

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Preparation
  • Cooking
  • Presentation
  • Ordering
  • Menu planning
  • Food safety awareness
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • End of day cleaning

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 standard. Functional Skills in Maths and English may also be required depending on current level.   

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to Commis Chef full time and further as time and skills progress

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

A privately own and run 16th century free house with a fantastic reputation for food and quality service. For us, the quality of food and service is far more important than the volume. We pride ourselves on our warm friendly welcome which includes to our team. We fully support and encourage our team to be the best.


The Cat Head Inn





TA14 6TT

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Training provider



Wendy Jenkins

01935 845392

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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