Commis Chef Apprentice The Royal Oak & Bull i' th' Thorn

Working alongside an enthusiastic and experienced team over two well-known food establishments in the Peak District. Over the two sites, we offer a broad menu with food prepared from fresh and menus featuring seasonal produce, pizzas and specials.

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

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Pay will be at least the national minimum wage plus a share of tips, more for candidates who have some experience.

  • Working week

    Monday to Sunday lunch and evening shifts on a rota basis, no split shifts. Working hours will include college time.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learning different food preparation methods 
  • Health & safety - food standards, daily checks, labelling 
  • Assisting the Head Chef with food service, pot washing & kitchen maintenance 
  • Working across different kitchen departments within a team to produce a high-quality end product 
  • Menu creation 
  • Costings 
  • Allergen awareness 
  • Training on kitchen equipment 
  • Stock control 

The training you will be getting

  • Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship. 
  • In the workplace, you will receive full training and mentoring. 
  • You will attend college weekly at the Buxton Campus, college transport available, to spend time in the industry training kitchens with other apprentices. You will also have workplace progress review visits from your college instructor-mentor. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Excellent potential to join the team permanently, for further training and for promotions. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Reliable, An interest in the industry, Ability to learn from peers, A desire to learn


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

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work each day as we are in a rural location, your working hours will include some evenings and weekends.

About the employer

Country Pub & Pizzeria, sports bar


The Royal Oak & Bull i' th' Thorn


The Royal Oak



SK17 9QJ

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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


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

Please apply directly through Buxton & Leek College using the link provided.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Aug 2024