We are recruiting for an Apprentice Commis Chef to join our established and well-respected catering team. Selwyn College is a beautiful college in a convenient location with good transport links. It has a reputation for friendliness and good food.

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Closing date: 05 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    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

    You will be working on varied shift patterns. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Under the direction of the Head Chef and Deputy Head Chef, the Apprentice Commis Chef will:

  • Work with the Section Chefs to provide consistently high-quality food 
  • Contribute to the introduction of innovative dishes to enhance the overall dining experience for our customers.
  • Word to tight deadlines while providing excellent service at all times

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a keen interest in food. If you have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and are the kind of person who jumps in to help to ensure service is never compromised, we would love to meet you. 

The training you will be getting

  • Commis chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required 
  • The Apprentice will work towards the achievement of NVQ level 2 Food Preparation & Cooking to gain a recognised technical certificate
  • This is expected to take an average ½-1 day per week but will include on the job training
  • The Apprentice will receive in-house training which will include: Food Safety Training, Health and Safety training to minimise occupational risks and will include manual handling and COSHH training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, further opportunities may be available to you within the company, but the experience and skills gained should prepare you for future progression within the industry
  • Completion of the apprenticeship standard whilst work experience working in a kitchen environment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

About the employer

Selwyn College provides excellent benefits, including: • A free three-course meal on duty • Free social events eg Summer and Christmas parties • Free use of the College gym • Free on-site parking • Pleasant working environment • Professional development and training opportunities • Generous pension scheme • Healthcare benefits Selwyn College is very proud of its diversity. We are keen to receive applications from people who may be under-represented in our community.







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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



01223 418778

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

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