Apprentice Commis Chef The Holcombe Inn

An opportunity to train as a commis chef working with our small, close-knit team of chefs. You will be cooking with local free-range produce, as well as ingredients from our own garden. You will be taught how to prepare and serve seasonal and contemporary dishes to our guests. Duties include preparing vegetables, meats and fish, assisting other chefs and helping with deliveries and restocking.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    A pro-rata share of the service charge will be paid in addition to wage. Incremental wage increases may be offered upon successful progress reviews. Applicants with prior training or experience may be offered an increased starting 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

    Wednesday - 10:00am - 2:00pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 5:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday - 9:00am - 5:00pm Hours/days may be subject to change due to seasonal requirements.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A commis chef assists a section chef, also known as a chef de partie. The role is made up of many varying responsibilities including:

  • Assisting in the food preparation process
  • Cooking and preparing elements of high quality dishes
  • Preparing vegetables, meats and fish
  • Assisting other chefs
  • Helping with deliveries and restocking
  • Assisting with stock rotation
  • Cleaning stations
  • Contributing to maintaining kitchen and food safety standards

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

  • You will achieve a Level 2 Commis Chef qualification upon completion
  • You will attend Strode College, one day a week
  • Strode College will be managing the applications for this vacancy
  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A permanent position may be offered to the right applicant
  • Further training may be offered

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness, Dedication, Enthusiasm


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

Things to consider

This is a rural location, so applicants must consider travel limitations before applying. On bus route 184. Vacancy will be withdrawn as soon as a suitable applicant is found. Start date can be earlier.

About the employer

Steeped in history, in the village of Holcombe, mentioned in The Domesday Book and the ancient church nearby is a Poldark film location. An 11 Bedroomed 5* Country Inn Hotel with an award winning Restaurant and Kitchen Gardens to totally unwind. Perfect for a hideaway south of Bath and ideally situated to explore Somerset’s finest landmarks including Wells, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Longleat, Bath and Bristol.


The Holcombe Inn


The Holcombe Inn

Stratton Road



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Training provider



Lyndsey Bath

01458 844681

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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