Apprentice Commis Chef - Uxbridge COMPASS GROUP, UK AND IRELAND LIMITED

Do you have a real passion for cooking and would love a career as a Chef? Would you like to earn whilst you learn? Well now is the time, as we have a very exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Commis Chef to join our team at Brunel University, Uxbridge. Over a 12 - 15 month period you will be trained to become a fully qualified Commis Chef.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Working 5 days out of 7. Earliest start time 7.00am and latest finish time 6.00pm, working a 7.5 hour shift within these times. Shifts TBD.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Based in one of our busy kitchens at Brunel University you would learn to prepare, assemble, cook all menu dishes, providing high quality dishes for the customer and client. Assist in general cleaning of the kitchen, maintaining high standards of hygiene. Drive sales through centrally driven menu plans and promotions and ensure compliance through preferred suppliers. Provide high quality service to customers and the client in line with a food service offer that is applicable to sector and client.

Tasks could include, but not be limited to:

  • Always provide an excellent service
  • Actively seek to further knowledge and skills and improve personal performance
  • To ensure cleanliness and neatness of work
  • Prepared to help rest of team in a willing and positive manner
  • Be friendly, pleasant, and polite to work colleagues
  • Adhere to health, safety and hygiene regulations and legislation
  • Maintain and maximise GP potential without compromising service levels or standards

There is no supervision of other staff.

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

  • Alongside your day-to-day duties, you will complete the Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • This is a nationally recognised qualification, and the primary objective of the Commis Chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen
  • You will either be attending college 1 day per week or you will learn ‘in-unit’
  • You will be supported through this qualification by your Personal Development Coach who will visit you at your place work every 6-10 weeks. You will also attend 6 workshops including an "Introduction Day" at a location outside your normal place of work. All travel expenses will be covered by your employer
  • You are not expected to complete any of your apprenticeship work outside of your normal working hours and will be given set time each week to complete your work

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • You will be encouraged to progress your career through the apprenticeship programme

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Passion for Food


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

About the employer

We’re the people behind the food, hospitality and support services that power your day, make you smile and put a spring in your step. That’s just one of the reasons why we’re the UK and Ireland’s top contract catering, hospitality, and business support services provider.




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023