Apprentice Commis Chef - Dartmouth COMPASS GROUP, UK AND IRELAND LIMITED

Do you have a passion for cooking and would love a career as a chef? Well now is the time, as we have a very exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Commis Chef to join our team at BRNC, Dartmouth. You will be preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to the required standards. Over a 12–15-month period you will become a qualified Commis Chef.

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

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Working 5 days out of 7. The earliest start would be 6.00am and the latest finish would be 6.00pm, working a 7-hour shift in between. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    05 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Based in one of our busy kitchens at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, the role would be to assist in the preparation, cooking and presentation of food to the required standards and portion specifications in accordance with food safety procedures in a clean, tidy, safe and pleasant environment.

Tasks could include, but not be limited to:

  • Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to the required standards and portion specifications
  • Ensure food is recovered and stored correctly to minimise waste
  • Assist with the processing of food orders
  • Maintain the cleanliness of all kitchens and surrounding working areas
  • Ensure the correct use of all machinery and equipment
  • Perform other general tasks to support effective food service delivery as reasonably requested
  • Assist with the receipt and storage of deliveries
  • Provide an excellent service at all times
  • Ensure all customer feedback/comments are acted on promptly
  • Actively seek to further knowledge and skills and improve personal performance
  • Ensure cleanliness and neatness of work
  • Adhere to health, safety and hygiene regulations and legislation
  • To come to work regularly and on time
  • There is no supervision of other staff

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

  • Alongside your day-to-day duties, you will complete the Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • This is a nationally recognised qualification, and the primary objective of the Commis Chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen
  • You will either be attending college 1 day per week or you will learn ‘in-unit’
  • You will be supported through this qualification by your Personal Development Coach who will visit you at your place work every 6-10 weeks
  • You will also attend 6 workshops including an "Introduction Day" at a location outside your normal place of work
  • All travel expenses will be covered by your employer
  • You are not expected to complete any of your apprenticeship work outside of your normal working hours and will be given set time each week to complete your work

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • You will be encouraged to progress your career through the apprenticeship programme

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Passion for Food


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 / C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C) Desired

About the employer

We’re the people behind the food, hospitality and support services that power your day, make you smile and put a spring in your step. That’s just one of the reasons why we’re the UK and Ireland’s top contract catering, hospitality, and business support services provider.







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Training provider


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: 30 Sep 2023