The Eskdale have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who would like to train as a Commis Chef with our fully trained Chefs. You will be joining a fabulous team in a good working environment which is owner lead, you will be encouraged to bring your own ideas to the team. The successful candidate will gain a Level 2 Commis Chef

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Closing date: 16 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Free food whilst on shift

  • Working week

    12pm - 8pm Thursday - Sunday Hours and day to be discussed at interview

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

• Prepare vegetables, salads, fish and meat

• Making sauces, soups and salad dressing

• Cooking meals and plating up

• Knife work

• Following recipes and menu specifications

• Shadowing head chefs

• Cleanliness within the kitchen

• Making fresh homemade pies, bread, lasagnes and desserts

• Allergen awareness

• To assist in ensuring both catering facilities are fully compliant with the Food Hygiene and Safety Legislation.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Commis Chef
  • Day Release one day per week
  • Middlesbrough College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 2/E or above) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. All closing, interview and start dates are subject to change and may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews.

About the employer

A traditional country pub with real ales and quality food Now after a substantial refurbishment we present a traditional country setting with real ales, pub food and the Restaurant 1865, all of which showcase the best local produce the National Park has to offer. We also have a sizable beer garden where you can just sit and enjoy the breath-taking surroundings while the river bubbles away in the background. We are proud to have been awarded the Michelin Guide for 2020, 2021 and 2023. We were awarded the Travellers choice award in 2022, the Good Food Guide Award and the Diners Choice Award in 2022.







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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

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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