Are you passionate about food and looking for your first step as a chef? Do you want to develop your cooking skills, earn whilst you are learning and kickstart your chef career? Here at The QHotels Collection we are looking for an enthusiastic Apprentice Chef who wants to start their chef journey in the best hands.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    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

    5 days out of 7 with additional weekends on a rota system; days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Preparation and cooking of food items
  • Follow brand standards and receipe specifications
  • Work as part of the kitchen team to meet quality standards
  • Learn how to cook a variety of different dishes

The training you will be getting

Partnered with Chef Benson-Smith Academy to deliver a 12 month programme, you will achieve an accredited Level 2 Apprenticeship Commis Chef.

You will have the opportunity to learn alongside specialists in their field whilst offering:

  • Comprehensive on-the-job training delivered onsite with monthly masterclasses offsite
  • A friendly and supportive team environment
  • Opportunities for career progression within our 19 hotels
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We also offer clear progression routes where you can take your learning into your own hands to progress your career to Chef De Partie Level 3

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

No prior experience necessary, but a strong interest in cooking is essential. The willingness to wake up early for breakfast duties or work unsociable hours. Be aware that you are on your feet most of the day. Commitment to learning and professional development. Must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

About the employer

The QHotels Collection. Made up of a collection of four-star hotels and resorts across the UK, our proudly individual venues share a commitment to memorable experiences and exemplary service. Our collection is also made up of 5 branded hotels, including three DoubleTree by Hilton resorts and two Delta by Marriott hotels.




Slaley Hall


NE47 0BX

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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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