Apprentice Commis Chef The Elephant - Shavington

A fantastic culinary career opportunity awaits an apprentice looking to build on their passion to become an accomplished chef with the chance to develop their own recipes and make a mark on The Elephant’s popular menu.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 15 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Five days a week (shifts TBC but guaranteed two days off a week) Typical shift pattern is split shift, 11.00am to 3.00pm and 5.00pm until finish, but this will be discussed with candidates and is flexible. (Staff meals are provided on split shifts)

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This fantastic culinary career opportunity at The Elephant will include duties such as:

  • Daily prep work preparing gravy, sauces, garnishes, ready for a busy service
  • Cook, plate up and generally assist the Head Chef
  • Opportunity to develop own recipes for changing menu  
  • Dealing with deliveries, stock rotation and general good admin practices
  • Deal with suppliers and ensure correct ordering of pre-arranged lists with Head Chef
  • Ensuring particular station and general kitchen are kept clean and tidy, including at the end of each shift, ready for the next service
  • Adhering and taking responsibility for following health and safety procedures

The training you will be getting

  • The successful candidate will complete a Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship, delivered in partnership with Cheshire College – South & West 
  • If you do not already hold GCSEs at grade A-D / 8-3/2 in English and maths you will complete Functional Skills in the related subjects to attain Level 1 Functional Skills

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There is the opportunity for full time employment on the completion of this apprenticeship with a friendly and dedicated employer which values its staff

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Reliable and honest, Passion for food, Energetic, Eager to learn, Hardworking


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D/3 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade D/3 or above) Desired

About the employer

The Elephant is a traditional pub, close to the heart of Shavington, near Crewe, which was taken over by new and experienced management in July. New recruits will be joining the team at the start of an exciting, fresh chapter for The Elephant which will see a full refurbishment both inside and out, including a new, fully fitted kitchen and extension. The pub’s menu continues to be developed by the Head Chef and her team and is already attracting 150 covers during the pub’s busiest times. The team pride themselves on the good food, decent ales and warm welcome they provide and the new management is committed to the development and training of staff.


The Elephant - Shavington






You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Miss Sophie Foreman


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.