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Commis Chef Apprentice ASHLING PARK ESTATE LTD

A unique position has arisen for an apprentice chef at Ashling Park Vineyard, located in the beautiful hamlet of West Ashling. You will be working alongside our experienced chefs in a brand-new state of the art kitchen learning all aspects about working and running a top class kitchen.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Thursday to Sunday. Shift hours may vary each week and incorporate some day shifts and some evening shifts.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice chef you will be working alongside our experienced chefs in a brand-new state of the art kitchen. You will be involved in the day to day running of the kitchen. You will be expected to report directly to the chefs in a clean, presentable and punctual manner at the start of every shift.

Day to day duties will include all aspects of working in the kitchen environment:

  • Washing up
  • Cleaning
  • Preparing ingredients
  • Cooking and plating dishes
  • Maintaining a safe working environment

You will be shown how to prepare a variety of sweet and savoury dishes using fresh, local and seasonal produce using classic and modern techniques

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

  • As an Apprentice, you will study the Apprenticeship in Commis Chef Level 2
  • This will involve some learning in the workplace with our work based trainer and also one day per week learning in the college kitchens at our South Downs Campus

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Permanent job opportunities could be available with progression onto Chef de Partie Level 3

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Initiative, Willingness to learn, Good time keeping, Passion for food


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2/E) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2/E) Desired

Things to consider

Be aware that this is weekend working in a rural location, so you would either need your own transport or be able to get a lift.

About the employer

An award winning vineyard, our wine retreat brings you a new style of vineyard stay, dining, tours and tastings. With rolling vineyards, amazing restaurants, beautiful lodges, gin school, vineyard tours and of course superb award-winning wines.







PO18 8DP

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Training provider



Liz Langley


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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