Apprentice Commis Chef DE VERE 2 LIMITED

De Vere, one of the brightest brands in hospitality, wants to hear from individuals with a passion to develop as a Chef within a hotel/events environment with bags of flair and creativity. Under the Senior Chef supervision you will be preparing ingredients while supporting the kitchen brigade, present food, clean and clear down workstations.

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

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual wage: £11 per hour.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. May work evenings and weekends. Working patterns vary we are 24/7 operation so will include evenings and weekend. 40 hour week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be passionate about delivering a great service as part of a team.

You will need to be punctual and committed to your development as a Chef by completing your qualification alongside learning on-the-job.

As a Chef Apprentice, your daily responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare ingredients while supporting the kitchen brigade
  • Prepare and present food to the highest standards
  • Clean and clear down workstations
  • Liaise with the Food & Beverage service team to ensure high standards of guest service
  • Learn how our kitchens adhere to the highest of standards of cleanliness, food hygiene and health and safety


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

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship 
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Englinsh and maths if required
  • One day a week theory and practical in the Langley College

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Permanent role with great career opportunities to develop to CDP, Sous Chef and Head Chef

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Passion for food, Health and Safety, Fully flexible


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

We appreciate that completing and achieving an Apprenticeship qualification takes dedication, hard work and a lot of personal motivation. At De Vere we are passionate about celebrating and sharing success, so when you pass your Apprenticeship, we think it's only right that all of your hard work is recognised and rewarded. As such, we will celebrate this fantastic achievement with you by offering Commis Chef Level 2 Apprentice: • A £250 congratulations bonus • A place on the apprenticeship "Wall of Fame" • A bespoke gift from De Vere • A celebration event with other Apprentices Sitting just south-west of London, the hotel is located near Reading and is just 10 minutes from J11 of the M4 and 40 minutes from Heathrow Airport. We also offer subsidised transport via a shuttle bus to and from Reading train station.

About the employer

De Vere Wokefield Estate part of the De Vere Collection has been completely transformed following a £20 million restoration throughout. From the high-tech dedicated conference building to the historic Mansion House, the property has 376 bedrooms including 87 rooms in the Mansion House and 12 luxury suites. The estate also has an 18 hole PGA golf course, driving range, gym, swimming pool and is home to a BMW Training academy which is staffed and managed by the Hotel team.




Wokefield Park




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Training provider



Mrs Joanne Baldwin

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: 16 Jun 2023