Level 2 Commis Chef Apprentice at Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, Worcester Handpicked Hotels Ltd

Are you considering a career as a Chef? We want you to become Hand Picked! 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 how to prepare and cook food, present dishes, and develop your culinary skills.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £10 per hour

  • Working week

    The working week is Monday through to Sunday. The working week is shift-based, and you will be given one full weekend off in four - 40 hours per week split over 5 days with 2 days off together. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • 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

What’s in it for you?

•£10 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’ll never be 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, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


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

About the employer

Stanbrook Abbey Hotel in Worcester has recently had a £4.2m renovation, meticulously designed to celebrate the country house hotel’s heritage, and introduced the new brasserie-style dining experience in The Refectory restaurant. The hotel is situated in the site of the original nun’s cafeteria, as well as eight new bedrooms situated on the second floor with a further seven rooms built in the original schoolhouse in St Anne’s Wing, bringing the total number of bedrooms to 70.


Handpicked Hotels Ltd


Callow End



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Training provider


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: 30 Jun 2023