Apprentice Commis Chef THE FLAG WIVENHOE LTD

A fantastic opportunity to join the kitchen team at The Flag Wivenhoe, working with our talented Head Chef to deliver our diverse menu of contemporary dishes, British classics and daily specials. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn within a highly experienced team and be a part of our future success.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Plus tips (shared fairly and in full amongst staff each week)

    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

    Monday to Friday with weekend availability. Shift patterns as example: 10am - 5pm or 5pm - 10pm. TBC and discussed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 May 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day role responsibilities include:

  • Prepare all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner
  • Follow recipes and presentation specifications
  • Operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently
  • Maintain a clean working station whilst adhering to health & safety standards
  • Assist with the cleaning and organisation of kitchen and equipment
  • Restock items as needed throughout the shift 
  • Adhere to all food hygiene & safety standards

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus one day per week during term time
  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The successful candidate has fantastic future prospects – both here at The Flag and our wider group. There is real opportunity to grow and develop at The Flag, becoming an integral part of the restaurant’s future with scope for the candidate to make a real mark on the food offering. Our group (Black Jacket Group) also caters for hundreds of events throughout the year, alongside operating our own wedding venue in St Osyth where the successful candidate has the potential to work with incredibly experienced and dedicated chefs to deliver the widest possible variety of food service.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-E/9-2) Essential

Things to consider

The successful candidate must be able to travel from home/college to The Flag – including later night departures from site. There is also free on-shift staff food & discounted food and drink.

About the employer

The Flag, Wivenhoe is an 85 cover restaurant and hotel (with 10 rooms). We are part of Black Jacket Group - a full service catering, events and venue management business. Since opening in November 2022, The Flag has gained an excellent reputation for great food and service, which has been fundamental to our success over the 16 months or so. We are fortunate to have a highly experienced and motivated management team who offer excellent support to all our staff, including in development of their own skills.




The Flag Wivenhoe

Colchester Road



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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


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team


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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Apr 2024