The Thirsty Turtle Limited T/A The Compasses are looking for an eager to learn Commis Chef Apprentice to join the team at their cosy country pub.

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

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon - Sun, (12:00 – 22:00).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 May 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Main responsibilities at The Compasses:

  • Supporting the senior chefs in cooking and plating dishes according to established recipes and standards
  • Maintaining cleanliness and organisation in the kitchen, ensuring adherence to food safety and hygiene regulations
  • Assisting with receiving and storing ingredients, monitoring stock levels, and ensuring proper storage and rotation
  • Collaborating with the kitchen team to ensure smooth operations and efficient workflow
  • Demonstrating a willingness to learn and grow in the culinary field

Please note:  

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

The training you will be getting

  • Commis Chef Level 2 apprenticeship standard
  • Training with Milton Keynes College
  • Ongoing training, support and development with the employer

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A permanent position may be on offer upon successful completion of the apprenticeship which can lead to other chef roles within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Creative, Initiative, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential

About the employer

The Compasses is a beautiful country pub located in the small picturesque village of Greenfield with a newly refurbished bar and restaurant and a fantastic garden. We will be operating as a gastro style pub-restaurant offering a great selection of locally sourced food and drink. Our ethos is simple, we want all of our guests to feel welcome and enjoy our beautiful pub in a in relaxed atmosphere.




The Compasses, 44 High Street, Greenfield


MK45 5DD

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Apr 2024