Apprentice Commis Chef SOBOFISH LTD

Apprentice chef required to work closely alongside the owner/chef in the kitchen. We are a family run restaurant and looking for that someone special to join us long-term to learn the daily management of the kitchen and restaurant and also the business side to running a restaurant.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Further details to be confirmed at interview

    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

    Shift patterns to be confirmed. Wednesday to Saturday/Sunday lunch. 1 day at college, 3.5 days at the restaurant

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The right applicant will enjoy many benefits including equal share of tips, staff nights out, Christmas and new year holiday, plus time off for a summer break. We need someone reliable, enthusiastic and committed.

  • Daily preparation of fish and seafood
  • Making desserts, some meat and vegetarian/vegan dishes
  • Buffets/small weddings and celebration catering as well as tapas dish preparation for the wine bar next door
  • Also learning the health and safety management of the establishment
  • Learning kitchen skills
  • Chopping, prepping and serving
  • Helping to prep our menu daily
  • Helping maintain kitchen standards and stores
  • Assist with kitchen equipment standard checks
  • Assist with food preparation

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship standard
  • Level 2 CG NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Functional Skills up to Level 2 in English and maths as required
  • Day release to college

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression to full time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and end point assessment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent Minimum of 4 GCSEs including English & Maths (Grade 2 or above) Essential

Things to consider

As part of the application process, we ask that you apply to Bournemouth & Poole College to book and attend an academic interview. For course details:

About the employer

We are passionate about seafood & want you to enjoy the delights from our seas that are just a stones throw away. Sourced locally and using locally produced ingredients from local businesses & small producers to expertly serve fantastic dishes to you day after day. All the fish & seafood we use is sustainable & responsibly sourced from local day boats & fishermen & seafood supplers and all from the south coast. We don't have set menus as we never know what we will get landed each day but be assured you will get the finest and freshest seafood around.







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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


Matthew Betteridge


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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