Northern Skills are recruiting on behalf of The Stables Coffee house and Bistro. All the dishes are made using local and freshly sourced ingredients at the careful hand of Matty and his team. The successful candidate will work towards level 2 Commis Chef.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Tuesday - Sunday Times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Preparation of meals; prepare food in accordance with agreed methods/recipes.
  • Prepare ingredients for meals under direction.
  • Ensure that cooked and raw foods are kept separate during the preparation/cooking/service process.
  • Ensure that clean and dirty processes are kept separate.
  • Ensure the maintenance of a clean and orderly working environment.
  • Timely and accurate preparation of routine equipment/resources/materials as set out in instructions.
  • Undertake basic record keeping as directed.
  • Refill and replace consumables.

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

  • Level 2 Commis Chef
  • Day release at Middlesbrough College
  • One day per week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 2/E or above) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change.  This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

Vibrant dishes made from fresh seasonal produce, home-made patisseries, and delicious coffees. Established in the Summer of 2020, we welcomed local chef Matty to our Centre to set up his own coffee house and bistro. Already an owner of a bustling local sandwich deli, Hume Street Kitchen, and a successful private event catering company, The Little Fizz and Nibble Co., he has welcomed The Stables as a wonderful addition to his culinary portfolio. Our riding centre and competition clients have benefitted immensely from the purpose-built bistro facilities and onsite refreshments, and we have been delighted to welcome more members of our local community to the café in recent months. All the dishes are made using local and freshly sourced ingredients at the careful hand of Matty and his team - the feedback we have received on the quality of all the food has been exceptional.




Town End Farm



TS15 9PZ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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