We are keen to recruit a hard-working and reliable individual, who has a passion for food and can contribute positively to our professional and dynamic team. You will gain experience to run a section of the kitchen - ensuring orders are completed for the section, food is prepared and plated to an excellent consistent standard.

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Closing date: 03 Mar 2024

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

    Hours will include weekend, some evening and bank holiday working. Shift times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learn new techniques and skills to assist in running the kitchen, ensuring excellent food preparation standards and HACCP are maintained
  • Gain experience to run a section of the kitchen - ensuring orders are completed for the section, food is prepared and plated to an excellent consistent standard
  • Learn and be flexible to operate in multiple stations in the kitchen, including starters, breakfast, sandwiches, desserts
  • Keep accurate records and reporting. Fridge temperatures, cooking temperatures, hot holding temperatures, cooling records, cleaning records, delivery records
  • Work in a fast-paced environment where organisation and forward planning are essential
  • Ensure appropriate stock levels that are correctly organised and labelled. Ensuring stock rotation and quality. Minimise waste and maximise productivity
  • Ensure effective communication between all of the chefs in the team and front of house team
  • Ensure food safety and allergy regulations are adhered to at all times
  • Great opportunities for career progression
  • This is not a complete list, you may be asked to undertake a variety of different tasks in addition

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard
  • Study - 20% off the job training each week
  • Functional Skills maths and English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Could lead to a permanent position for the right person

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (Grade 4/C or above)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (Grade 4/C or above)) Desired

Things to consider

The position will include evening working including weekend work. Shift patterns will be planned on a week to week basis. There may be a requirement to work in other areas of the Marina, where staff cover is required. Uniform is provided.

About the employer

The home of Staffordshire’s best independent restaurant and award winning wedding venue... whether you’re joining us to dine at our restaurant, a wedding guest at our gorgeous venue, for a corporate meeting or al fresco dining experience in one of our waterside dining domes you can rest assured of fantastic food in a stunning setting. A tranquil and luxuriously appointed base for both long and short term moorers.




Aston Marina

Lichfield Road


ST15 8QU

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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


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01782 254287

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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