Commis Chef Apprentice New Dawn Pubs

Are you passionate about food, enthusiastic about ingredients and menus, want to learn and achieve? Are you dedicated and hardworking but also have a sense of fun? Then join our team where you can develop and progress within the company.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage stated is minimum in accordance to National Minimum so up to £21,673. Retention bonus on completion of apprenticeship. If eligible Young Person's Railcard. 30% discount in all New Dawn Pubs. 3% Pension contribution. Free meals on duty.

  • Working week

    4 Days per week in the workplace. 1 day per week at college. Hours will vary due to various shift patterns.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To assist the kitchen team in food preparation and storage to ensure a high standard of food is served always
  • To be friendly and supportive within the team, ensuring as a team that high standards are continually maintained
  • To be committed to achieving goals set by the apprenticeship
  • To ensure all dishes are served at the correct portion size, quality and temperature
  • To ensure health and safety legislation and guidelines are implemented, adhered to and maintained, in respect of kitchen production, machinery, equipment and hygiene
  • To ensure high levels of cleanliness in the kitchen
  • To ensure stock holding and rotation is implemented
  • To minimise wastage
  • Starting the apprenticeship, you would be on the cold section, being trained on both the cold starters and desserts in preparation and service, with rotation to other areas in due course

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

The apprentice would be studying for the Level 2 Commis Chef qualification. This would include one day per week in the training kitchens at the South Downs Campus for the duration of the apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be the opportunity to develop further by progressing to the Chef de Partie Level 3 qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Passion for food


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

About the employer

The original founders of Red Mist Leisure, have now established the hottest new pub company in the local scene, New Dawn Pubs. The team, who between them have over 100 years of experience in hospitality, opened New Dawn Pubs in the summer of 2022 bringing with them 4 of their original pubs, The Royal Exchange in Lindford, The Rose & Crown in Upper Farringdon, The Castle Pub in Farnham and The Red Lion in Odiham, all now having undergone great refurbishments. This intimate collection of destination and community pubs has enabled the team to get back to keeping the English pub experience alive as a social hub serving great food and drink sourced from local suppliers, makers and growers.


New Dawn Pubs


The Royal Exchange

Liphook Road


GU35 0NX

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Training provider



Liz Langley


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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