Apprentice Commis Chef The Folly Inn

Award winning Towcester restaurant, The Folly Inn, are looking to recruit an Apprentice Commis Chef to support their business. As an apprentice you will be working in the fast-paced kitchen environment to assist with the production of high quality, freshly prepared food under the guidance and mentoring of the head chef.

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

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    As well as wage, apprentice will also get a share of 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

    Shifts will vary based on the needs of the business can can include evenings and weekends. Total hours per week: 40

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assist with the production of high quality, freshly prepared food as directed by the Head Chef. 
  • Assist with day to day washing up and cleaning as per cleaning schedules and as directed by the Head Chef. 
  • Helping to ensure that food offer and resultant service facilitates a high quality of customer service. 
  • Assisting in the implementation and effective discharge of all relevant statutory requirements within the kitchen department. These include health & safety, food safety and fire safety.  
  • Preparing and cooking a high quality, well presented and appropriate food offer as per the menu.
  • To ensure that customer expectations are satisfied and where possible exceeded both in terms of food quality and speed of service.
  • To ensure excellent and enduring standards of both food hygiene/safety and personal hygiene/presentation throughout the kitchen department.
  • Assisting with effective stock management including stock rotation & maintaining appropriate stock levels as directed by the Head Chef.
  • To undertake such other duties and reasonable requests as required by the business or commensurate with the role. 

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

You will be completing the Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship. This will include 1 day per week based at Moulton College.

English and/or Maths will also be included if you do not already have the required GCSEs.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of this apprenticeship, for the right candidate there is potential of a full-time role. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade L1) Desired

About the employer

The Folly Inn is a Northamptonshire Food and Drink Venue of the Year Award Winner situated on the outskirts of the historic market town of Towcester.


The Folly Inn





NN12 6LB

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Training provider



Rebecca Mulholland

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply for this vacancy through the provided link. Alternatively please e-mail to discuss your application further.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2023