Commis Chef Apprentice DAISHS HOTEL,SHANKLIN

Our chefs and kitchen porters have an interesting role within the Daish’s Group Kitchen. The job requires many basic skills needed to start your career to becoming a chef in your own right. Preparing vegetables, cooking off meats, the lead for our popular breakfast menu and a set of cleaning tasks are some of the duties.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary to be revised in April. Staff getaway discount with any of our UK wide hotels. Bonus for completing your allocated training. Refer a friend scheme, split a bonus with your friend when you refer them for a role with us!

  • Working week

    Working days and times will vary but rotas will be available a week in advance. Split shifts will be required. Days and shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties include:

  • Producing food as directed by the head chef and additionally having the potential to produce your own dishes independently, and also as part of the team in the kitchen
  • Assist in the implementation of menus with new or existing creations, ensuring variety and quality of servings for our guests
  • Work in conjunction with the Head Chef to maintain equipment required for the delivery of service standards. Assist with monthly stocktaking if required
  • Assist with daily stock replenishment if required
  • To undertake all aspects of cleaning of equipment, walls, floors, fixtures and fittings and light equipment using cleaning products as instructed, and at a time according to the cleaning rota or as directed
  • To wash, sort and store all items of kitchen equipment, utensils and cooking implements
  • In conjunction with the Head Chef, maintain all required legislative records such as the SFBB log, and labelling systems so that internal and external inspections can be carried out at any time
  • You will also have the opportunity to visit the Eastbourne site to work with our most experienced chefs

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

Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Induction training
  • 1 Learning day per week
  • Online hospitality training
  • One to one coaching
  • Functional Skills (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Fully trained employee
  • Full-time contract
  • Level three apprenticeship
  • Continued learning and progression

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Will be working in a hot, fast-paced environment. Continuous all year round employment – we don’t close for the winter months! Employee of the month scheme. Enhanced in house training, we invest in you and your career. Daish’s manager training academy. Extra day off for your birthday. Coffee shop 50% discount. Buy and sell holiday scheme. Immediate start available.

About the employer

Daish's Holidays is a family run hotel and holiday operator predominantly catering to the retired market. The company has grown substantially over the last five years, and now includes multiple hotel locations around the UK and a fleet of 25 luxury coaches. The company is one of the industry leaders in providing the best value for money holidays in the market. Routinely winning awards for customer service excellence, it has also been recognised as one of the top fastest growing companies by the Financial Times in the last couple of years.




81 High Street


PO37 6NP

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Training provider



01202 567204

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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