Commis Chef Apprenticeship - The Noel Arms Hotel INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated chef apprentices to join an enthusiastic and dedicated kitchen team at this iconic Cotswold hotel in Chipping Campden. The successful candidates will have a wonderful opportunity to receive guidance and training from Chef Robert Marshall in a supportive and positive working environment.

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Closing date: 05 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    40 Hours per week, 52 weeks a year. Includes working weekends and evenings. Days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Job Summary:

As a member of the kitchen team to assist in the running of the Kitchen department or section on a day-to-day basis which will necessitate the delivery of consistent food products in-line with agreed recipes and standards of all menu items.

Main Responsibilities:

To undertake food preparation and cooking of items as directed by the Chef / Sous Chef.

Main Duties:

1) To carry out food preparations according to the standards set out by the Chef / Sous Chef and following the recipes in his/her sections recipe folder and taught by practical demonstrations on his/her section.

2) To learn and understand the items on the daily mise en place sheets in the section and the different menus that it covers, i.e. A la Carte, Du Jour, Daily Special, Conference Menus, Private Rooms and Room Service.

3) To follow his/her Chef de Partie’s instructions, observing the rules set by the Hotel and/or by law regarding hygiene, stock rotation, dating and storage, temperature control of refrigerators, pest control, reporting of faulty equipment, reporting of notifiable diseases and notification to the hotel if he/she cannot attend work for whatever reason.

4) To keep his/her training record book up to date and have the different sections in it signed regularly by his/her Chef de Partie and Sous Chef.

5) To attend regular demonstrations of existing or new dishes conducted by his/her Chef de Partie or a Sous Chef or another member of his/her section.

6) Must help to prevent waste of food of any kind and over-production of mis-en-place, help to minimise the consumption of gas, electricity and water.

7) To undertake some cleaning duties of kitchen equipment, facilities and other items as directed by the Sous Chef.

8) To comply with all Hotel and Company policies and procedures.

9) To comply with statutory requirements regarding the work place such as employment law, health and safety, hygiene, fire prevention etc.

10) To be responsible, whilst liaising with the Chef, for your own development.

11) To carry out any other reasonable duty to assist in the smooth running of the kitchen.

Inspire ATA Ltd is acting as an Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency and will engage you for the duration of the apprenticeship and pay your salary. You should be aware that The Noel Arms Hotel is a host employer and you will not be employed by them. Your placement may change during the course of your apprenticeship.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship standard qualification
  • Functional skills maths and English if required
  • To attend training courses, learning events for his/her further training and development

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.

Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English or Functional Skills Level 2 (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths or Functional Skills Level 2 (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Welcome to the Noel Arms Hotel – one of the oldest Cotswold inns and steeped in history. They even say that Charles II stayed here during the English Civil War. Things are a bit more relaxed these days. You can put your feet up in front of the log fire in the bar, read the papers and treat yourself to a homemade cake in the excellent coffee shop, as well as enjoying the restaurant and bar, which features the very best produce from the Cotswolds




Lower High Street

Chipping Campden

GL55 6AT


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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

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