Apprentice Chef de Partie The Swan at Marbury

A culinary apprentice, ready to take on their own responsibilities in the kitchen, is sought by a growing pub group. The successful candidate will need to show passion and flair for cooking, show enthusiasm for developing new dishes and take charge of a section which they are proud to call their own.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    * Freshly laundered uniforms provided every shift (staff provide own shoes) *Share of tips * Free meals on shift * Staff discount card of 50 per cent off per meal up to four people. Up to four meals a month.

    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

    Flexible shifts to be confirmed and run over seven days with three days off a week. At least two of these days off together. Four days on are 12-hour shifts. Hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Swan at Marbury’s Chef de Partie will support the Head Chef to maintain the pub’s well-established and hard-earned great reputation for food. They will be an integral part of the kitchen team, who take great pride in their seasonal, made from scratch menu which embraces many traditional pub meals with modern twists. They will be expected to lead by good, professional example, always encouraging more junior members of the team.

Duties will include;

*Designing your own recipes and developing the menu, in partnership with the Head Chef.

*Leading on a specific section of the kitchen and ensuring the dishes produced are consistently of a high standard and produced with health and safety and hygiene regulations, always at the fore.

* Assisting in general with food service, including plating up, with sometimes taking the lead on the pass.

* Day to day food prep which will include varied tasks from baking beer bread and making stock and gravy to preparing delicious main courses and refined desserts.

*Accurate costing up of meals, including your own recipes, and calculating GP.

*Adhering to food safety and being responsible for the general management and cleanliness of the kitchen.

*Stock control, overseeing and being responsible for the delivery of supplies for your particular station.

* Making sure mindful of customers’ allergies and dietary requirements.

The training you will be getting

The successful candidate will complete a Level 3 Chef de Partie apprenticeship, delivered in partnership with Cheshire College – South & West. Delivery method and location to be confirmed.

If you do not already hold GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4 in English and Maths you will complete Functional Skills in the related subjects to attain Level 2 Functional Skills.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The chance to develop your culinary career with Pubs Limited’s growing group of successful pubs. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Works well under pressure, Adaptable, Former kitchen experience, Leadership skills, Sets an example to others, Honest and trustworthy, Reliable, Conscientious, Energetic, Takes pride in work, Passion for food/cooking


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

Things to consider

Transport – very limited public transport to Marbury.

About the employer

The Swan at Marbury is a popular pub with an excellent reputation in the heart of a pretty Cheshire village. The 19th century inn is one of the jewels in the crown of Pubs Limited, a growing group of traditional hostelries with Mr Brunning, of Brunning & Price fame, at its helm. The group is dedicated to breathing new life into historic pubs which are part of the lifeblood of the communities they serve, preventing them from falling into disrepair. They invest heavily to improve the fabric of the building with sympathetic renovations which complement the character of these often, much-loved community inns. The teams at Pubs Limited number 130-strong over four other pub sites which include The Black Bear in Whitchurch and The Hare in Farndon. They pride themselves on providing welcoming, warm and comfortable spaces for meeting and socialising where people can enjoy good, homemade food, real ales and decent wines. The group has its own specially brewed house ale and a selection of wines blended exclusively in Bordeaux.


The Swan at Marbury


The Swan at Marbury

Wrenbury Road


SY13 4LS

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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


Claire Garner

Apprenticeship standard

Chef de partie

Level 3 (A level)

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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