Apprentice Commis Chef The Crooked Swan

Training on all sections of the kitchen and assisting the chefs with the day-to-day tasks as well as managing your own section on certain days of the week. Maintain high levels of hygiene standards and working with the team to keep the menu constantly evolving. All we require is the right attitude, enthusiasm, drive and passion.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    4-5 days per week including weekends, bank holidays and evenings. Days and shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be learning to:

  • Run your own section
  • Manage your time carefully
  • Complete your work to exacting standards with the guidance from experienced chefs

Duties include:

  • Food preparation including basic knife skills
  • Working alongside trained chefs to gain cooking skills and knowledge
  • Making sure the kitchen is clean, tidy and free of hazards
  • Plating up meals in a presentable and creative manner in line with menu specifications
  • Getting food out to customers in a timely manner

Training on all sections of the kitchen as well as:

  • Food hygiene
  • Stock rotation
  • Menu planning
  • Costing

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

The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and regular college attendance. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Commis Chef Level 2 standard. On completion the apprentice will receive Commis Chef Level 2 qualification. Functional Skills in maths and English may also be required depending on current level.   

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are always on the lookout for the right employees who meet the high standards we require. The successful apprentice will undoubtedly be considered for full-time employment at the end of their apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Enthusiasm, Punctuality, A love of food and eating, Be able to retain information, Follow key instructions, Good Humour


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired

About the employer

Our 8 bedroomed 18th century coaching Inn and restaurant is open every day of the year and combines original flair with exposed steel beams, open fire, cosy nooks and crannies and pretty garden. We offer everything from great local ales, inspiring à la carte menu, hearty Sunday lunch to individually planned weddings and events for up to 70 people. We are conveniently situated in the rural and peaceful market town of Crewkerne, just a few minutes south off the A303 in Somerset. We are very much a locals’ pub, welcoming familiar faces into our watering hole to sit, chat, eat and drink in these beautiful surroundings. Equally we love to see new faces who might be visiting this beautiful county – looking for their own ‘escape to the country’. The area is superb for walks across the fields or along the World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast. The town hosts many antique shops and auction houses, too. So as a lunch stopover, or overnight stay en-route to Devon and Cornwall, or a destination in itself, The Crooked Swan is the perfect spot.


The Crooked Swan




TA18 7HR

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Training provider



Wendy Jenkins


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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