We have trainee chef positions across many of our pubs. We are an ambitious, award-winning business who pride ourselves in offering an eclectic range of innovative, fresh, and seasonal menus that ‘wow’ our customers within an industry leading environment. We are looking for 7 x Commis Chef Apprentices to join the family.

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Closing date: 19 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay may differ dependant on the hours. £12,480 - 30 hours a week £16,640 - 40 hours a week

  • Working week

    Shift times and dates to be confirmed between 30 - 40 hours a week. The working pattern will be dependent on the pub but it will be a blend of day, evening and weekend shifts. Breaks are included with a 75% discount for team food.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 May 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    7 available

What you will do in your working day

Daily duties:

  • Preparing and cooking a high quality, well presented and appropriate food offer as per the menu
  • To ensure excellent and enduring standards of both food hygiene/safety and personal
  • Assisting with effective stock management including stock rotation and maintaining appropriate stock levels as directed by the Head Chef and Sous Chef
  • To ensure that customer expectations are satisfied and where possible exceeded both in terms of food quality and speed of service
  • To undertake such other duties and reasonable requests as required by the business or commensurate with the role, for example, manual handling

The training you will be getting

  • Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • 1 college day release a week
  • Full on-the-job training and support from your team
  • Monthly visits from your College Assessor
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) workbook
  • Functional skills in maths, English and ICT - if applicable and depending on your prior attainments

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential for internal progression, however, this is not guaranteed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Working hours may vary between 30 - 40 hours per week. There are 7 positions available across different pubs, please see below: The Langford Inn - Lower Langford, Bristol BS40 5BL. The Rising Sun - 91 W Town Rd, Backwell, West Town, Bristol BS48 3BH. The Bower - Bower Ln, Bridgwater TA6 4TY. The Swan - Rowberrow Ln, Rowberrow, Winscombe BS25 1QL. The Ostrich - Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6TJ. The Bowl - 16 Church Rd, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4DT. The Cottage - Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Rd, Bristol BS1 6XG.

About the employer

Butcombe Brewing Co. is part of Liberation Group which consists of over 100 pubs, bars and inns with rooms, stretching across South West England and into the Channel Islands, employing over 1000 people. We’re very proud of our eclectic and unique estate, each venue with its own distinctive style and feel, focused on what works best for that site and their local area. Though we like our food and drink to do the talking, it’s always great to receive some accolades. For two years running we’ve won the highly prestigious Publican Award for Best Food Offer, and The Methuen Arms recently won their third AA Rosette.




Cox's Green Wrington


BS40 5PA

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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


Sharna Brinkley

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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