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Chef Apprenticeship Whistlers Restaurant - Chipping Norton

Do you want to learn from the best? Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? This is a unique opportunity to learn 1 on 1 from award winning classically trained chef Nathan Phelps. We are a small but experienced team & you will be exposed to many techniques such as butchery, fish mongering, making pastry, pasta, ice-cream & much more

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

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will receive holiday pay & an equal share of the daily tips which average approximately £300-£350 per person extra each month

  • Working week

    You will work a maximum 40hr week over 4 days Wednesday-Saturday. Guaranteed 3 days off each week (Sun, Mon, Tues). Can be flexible with start & finish times & happy to negotiate weekends off when required.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Prepping vegetables, meat & fish
  • Breaking down carcasses
  • debonning & filleting whole fish
  • smokimg meats, fish & vegetables
  • Prepping & making hot & cold sauces
  • Working along side the head chef during service

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

You will receive the qualification of Activate Apprenticeships Commis Chef level 2

Your training will be done at the City of Oxford Collegue one day a week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Chef de partie
  • Sous chef
  • Head chef
  • Business manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 6) Desired

About the employer

Whistlers is a bistro style bar & restaurant in the centre of Chipping Norton. Serving modern British/European food in a relaxed easy going setting. Awarded x2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence in 2022, we are a small but experienced team, which means working for us will give you the opportunity to explore every aspect of a restaurant business. The ideal candidate is someone who is career driven, eager to learn & wants to progress to head chef/team leader in the near future


Whistlers Restaurant - Chipping Norton






Nathan Phelps

01608 643363

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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: 30 Jan 2023