Apprentice Commis Chef J K FINNIS LTD

We are looking for someone to begin as a chef. The candidate will join a small team of passionate chefs. They will learn the basic running’s of the kitchen, risk assessment, health and safety, food hygiene and COSHH. They will learn to handle deliveries, stock control and stock rotation and work towards being an integral member of our kitchen team.

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Closing date: 04 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The minimum pay will be £220 per week. However, previous experience and skills will be taken into consideration.

  • Working week

    Various, including split shifts and weekends. You will work a minimum of 25-30 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 25.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Basic running of the kitchen
  • They will learn to handle deliveries, stock control and stock rotation
  • Food hygiene
  • Risk assessment
  • Health and safety

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

  • The successful apprentice will complete the Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship standard, you will receive a grade Pass or grade Distinction
  • The apprenticeship will be delivered fully in the workplace, and you will have assessor meetings every 4-6 weeks and workplace reviews every 10-12 weeks to monitor your progress
  • 6 hours of your week will be spent on training, It will be your responsibility to log this training
  • In addition to the apprenticeship standard, you will complete Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English, if you don't have GCSEs grades C/4 or above or equivalent. The delivery will take place in the workplace and the final exams at one of East Sussex College's campuses

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A full-time position can be offered to the apprentice following the successful completion of their apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Personable, Reliable, Basic catering understanding


GCSE or equivalent English Language or Literature and maths (Grade 4/C or Equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Some of the company benefits include: Discounted food - Pension - 4 Weeks holiday pay - Yearly bonus to qualified staff - The apprenticeship may start before the closing date. - The employer will also accept a CV and cover letter emailed to

About the employer

The Red Lion is a warm and welcoming friendly pub run by Gavin, Nicky and their team. Nestling at the foot of the South Downs in the beautiful village surroundings of Willingdon. We are a family run establishment, priding ourselves in homecooked food.






BN20 9HQ

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Training provider



Katie Parris

030 300 39871

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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