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Commis Chef Apprentice Level 2, Daventry Handpicked Hotels Ltd

Are you considering a career as a Chef? We want you to become Hand Picked! By completing your Chef apprenticeship with Hand Picked Hotels you get to work as part of an experienced team whilst gaining your Level 2 Chef Qualification. This gives you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn to be a professional Chef!

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

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Closing date: 19 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,800.00

    £10 per hour

  • Working week

    We can guarantee that you will not be required to work split shifts, and will be given one full weekend off in four. 40 hours per week split over 5 days with 2 days off together. Work is in shifts which are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000093048

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This isn’t just about taking food out of a freezer and popping it in the oven or deep fat fryer – you will be trained to transform fresh ingredients into high quality food for our hotels. These are skills for life.

Chefs are always in high demand and your friends and family will love your new skills! Many of our Hand Picked Chefs have travelled the world or have cooked for the great and the good. They wouldn’t change their career as a Chef for anything.

As a Hand Picked Apprentice Chef you will be provided with excellent training and development both from our own Chefs and the HIT Training Assessors

Duties include:

  • Preparing food
  • Maintaining high kitchen standards and hygeine
  • cooking, plating and presenting a variety of dishes

What’s in it for you?

  • £9 per hour rising to the current Commis Chef salary per hour for the hotel you’re at on completion of your level 2 course. We can guarantee you will never be paid under £10 per hour as a commis chef.
  • A share of service charge – 100% of which is split between the team
  • Your earliest start time will be 8am and your latest finish time will be 9.30pm
  • We can guarantee that you will not be required to work split shifts and will be given one full weekend off in four - 40 hours per week split over 5 days with 2 days off together
  • Chef whites provided
  • Set of Hand Picked Chef knives
  • During your apprenticeship you will attend a number of offsite Apprentice Chef Masterclasses to develop your skills and techniques and we will reimburse the travel costs
  • Use of Health Club facilities including gym, swimming pool and fitness classes where available
  • 28 days holiday rising to 33 days with service – we think it’s fair to value loyalty
  • £30 staff stays with Hand Picked Hotels per room Bed and Breakfast PLUS 25% discount of all food and drink at our Hotels. Yes, it’s as good as it sounds!
  • Annual loyalty awards (like afternoon teas and overnight stays)
  • Group Apprentice celebration event
  • Free parking on site
  • Online retail discount platform offering thousands of savings with high street retailers and restaurants as well as a health and well-being platform
  • Opportunity to move to the Level 3- Chef de Partie on completion of your Level 2 – Commis Chef, learning for life

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

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship
  • Level 1 functional skills in English and maths unless already achieved

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunity to move onto the Level 3 Chef De Partie Apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working

Qualifications

Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

£9 per hour rising to the current Commis Chef salary per hour for the hotel you’re at on completion of your level 2 apprenticeship. We can guarantee you will never be paid under £10 per hour as a commis chef.

About the employer

Fawsley Hall Hotel is a 4 Red Star Hotel, with a 2 AA Rosette restaurant and brand new spa and health club. It is a popular leisure stay, afternoon tea and function venue steeped in tradition and history in the beautiful countryside of Northamptonshire. Each of our properties has its own charming character, and all of them are set in stunning surroundings; from the sandy shores of Jersey to the rolling hills of Scotland.

Employer

Handpicked Hotels Ltd

Address

Fawsley

Daventry

NN11 3BA

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Training

Training provider

HIT TRAINING LTD

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Dec 2022