Chef de Partie Apprenticeship The George Inn at Croscombe

The George Inn is offering the opportunity for a chef who's already qualified to a level 2, to progress their career. You will be creating dishes using mostly locally sourced or foraged ingredients, conscientiously cater for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs alike. Bring your passion for food to our team.

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Closing date: 30 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National minimum wage guaranteed, but wages will be paid according to experience. Incremental increases possible dependant of successful performance reviews. Initial review will be after 3 months. You will receive a share of gratuities.

    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

    Various shifts across 6.5 days a week 9.30am-2.30pm 5-9pm. Will include evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Shifts to be agreed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    22 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Prepare, cook and finish complex dishes while overseeing a section of the kitchen.
  • Supervise other staff members and deputise for senior chefs.
  • Assist with the review and refresh of new dishes and menus.
  • Ensure the team and themselves maintain high standards of personal, and food hygiene.
  • Oversee and monitor the quality and safety of food.

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

  • A Level 3 Chef de Partie qualification will be achieved upon completion.
  • Training will take place one day a week at Strode College.
  • Strode College will be managing the applications for this post.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are looking to recruit a long term employee that will grow with the business.

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Commis Chef (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

There is a bus stop outside the pub, but as it is a rural location, please consider transport to and from work.

About the employer

The George Inn is our award-winning 17th century freehouse in the scenic village of Croscombe, Somerset. The pub is directly on the A371 equidistant between the market town of Shepton Mallet and England’s smallest city, Wells. There are many delightful walks from the pub and dogs are welcome too. The George Inn - renowned for real ale, great food, comfortable rooms and a friendly welcome Front view of The George Inn, near Wells and Shepton Mallet Somerset. Purchased by us in July 2000, we’ve enjoyed making many changes to the pub. In the main bar we built a large inglenook fireplace with real log fires to warm the winter days, and soft lighting, the family’s grandfather clock and our comfy chairs add to the ambience of the area.


The George Inn at Croscombe






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Training provider



Lyndsey Bath

01458 844419

Apprenticeship standard

Chef de partie

Level 3 (A level)

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