Commis Chef Apprentice The Pear Tree Inn

Do you have a genuine passion for excellent food and service? If so, this fantastic opportunity could be the perfect apprenticeship for you. The Pear Tree at Woodhouse Eaves wants to expand its team of chefs and so looking for a Commis Chef Apprentice.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Due to the nature of the business the kitchen operates Wednesday - Sunday. Sunday is a full day with the evening being off, as the restaurant doesn't open on Sunday evenings. With a split shift Wednesday to Saturday.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Work with the Chef and other team members to prepare and plate food
  • Provide food for special dietary requirements as required, taking into account customer’s preferences
  • Assist with stock control when required
  • Assist with the delivery of stock and waste management
  • Work to the company’s policies and procedures, health and safety policy and food hygiene regulations
  • Work using your own initiative
  • Work as part of a team

The training you will be getting

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will be a qualified level 2 Commis Chef.  Training will take place with the employer and one day a week at Leicester College at the Freemen's Park Campus.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The natural career progression following the successful completion of this apprenticeship is demi chef de partie and chef de partie. With more years of experience and training, they can become future sous, head or executive chefs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Punctual, Dedicated, Polite, honest and reliable, Passionate about good food


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D /3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D /3) Essential

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the role the apprentice will need to work split shift patterns and please note the location of the employer.

About the employer

The Pear Tree Inn is a contemporary village inn serving modern British and European food and is a family-run business that understands what it means to offer honest hospitality, in a relaxed and welcoming environment.


The Pear Tree Inn





LE12 8RT

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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


Nicky Jones


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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