Apprentice Chef for a Busy Conference Centre in Leamington Spa WILSON VALE CATERING MANAGEMENT LIMITED

Working within our highly talented kitchen team to produce breakfast, lunch and dinner to conference delegates and hotel guests. All food is freshly prepared on site and service consists of a buffet style breakfast and lunch service followed by an a la carte restaurant for dinner.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,609.60 to £18,964.40

    Perkbox benefit, free meals at work and free parking.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    5 days from 7 on variable shifts dependent on business levels.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Develop the skills to prepare and cook a range of fresh produce
  • Learn the skills to work in all sections of the kitchen from starters to deserts
  • Work with the senior chefs to develop new dishes
  • Master the skills to talk to customers on the buffet counter
  • Help to maintain the kitchen and its cleanliness
  • Develop the basic skills of knife handling and cooking skills

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

  • Level 2 commis chef apprenticeship standard
  • Level 1 functional skills in English and maths if required
  • End point assessment
  • Basic food safety training
  • Health and safety training
  • Allergen Training

A minimum of 6 hours per week will be allocated for 'off the job' training. This will be confirmed upon appointment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Career development within the kitchen environment up to head chef level (and beyond) over time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Good personal presentation


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C) or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C) or above) Desired

Things to consider

Great working environment to learn all the key skills you will need to pursue a career in the kitchen.

About the employer

A high end niche contract catering company operating throughout the country in B&I, Private Schools and Conference Centres. All of our food is made fresh daily at each venue, including bread, desserts, main dishes, salads and sandwiches. With most venues operating Monday to Friday we offer a great environment to learn culinary and service skills and have a work life balance!




Milverton Lane

Leamington Spa

CV32 6PR

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Training provider



Bryan Anderson

01789 266 245

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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