Apprentice Chef - Lounges - Como Lounge Loungers - Como Lounge

Lounges are looking for an Apprentice Chef to join their team. We're growing so rapidly there are plenty of opportunities. It really is down to you how far you go! We're a caring bunch. Our managers know that a happy team makes for a happy lounge, so you're their number one priority.

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

    30+ Hours - Exact Shifts To Be Confirmed - Including Evening & Weekend Work

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice Chef at Lounges, we will help you to become a master our exciting menu, you will start by learning how a kitchen runs contributing to service, being trained to be on the cook line and learning the specifications for each dish and the individual elements. You'll thrive off the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced kitchen whilst taking pride in the food you produce.

You will be working towards a Production Chef level 2 Apprenticeship standard over the course of 15 months at Loungers.

Your responsibilities will include:

- Working within a close-kit team to deliver amazing freshly cooked meals.

- Learning and developing your skills as a Chef whilst supporting the kitchen team.

- Being a champion of high standards such as effective control of cross contamination

- Being involved within all kitchen tasks such as pot wash, food prep and opening & closing of the kitchen.

- Being eager to learn.

Some of the benefits working for lounges are:

- Tasty meal on duty

- 50% staff discount to use outside of work

- Annual loyalty share award (based on length of service)

- Industry leading training and support

- Weekly newsletter jampacked with prizes

- The best staff party in Hospitality. Search "Loungers - Loungefest"

- Become part of a strong community that supports environmental and charity work.

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

Production Chef Apprenticeship L2 including Functional Skills in Maths and English

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The majority of our Senior Chefs are recruited from within, meaning we have a track record for championing progression. As an Apprentice Chef there will be opportunities to progress further for the right person.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

About the employer

Lounges was founded in 2002 by a trio of long-standing friends, Dave Reid, Alex Reilley and Jake Bishop after spending years in the restaurant and bar trade they decided to found somewhere themselves. Our menus reflect our personality. We take food really seriously, using the best fresh produce in really creative dishes, but we also make sure our menus are about pleasure, indulgence, and fun.


Loungers - Como Lounge


34 Market Square

OX28 6BB

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Production 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