Sustainable Chef Apprentice Eden Project Limited

A brand new chef apprenticeship incorporating everything that supports sustainability within hospitality. You will have the opportunity to work with the freshest ingredients grown at Eden using Geothermal energy at our state-of-the-art nursery, Growing Point. The variety of food we offer at Eden will enhance your learning journey

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Hourly wage: £7.50 per hour in the first year. (£8.60 for 18-20 year old. £11.44 for over 21

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, some weekend work and possible evenings during events

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Support Chefs in the production of high-quality produce.
  • Assist in the development of new products to be sold across site
  • Support all venues across the Eden Project site, from the Biome kitchens, the Core, the Med Terrace, working to help deliver our first-class events and working at our world-famous Eden Sessions.
  • Responsible for food safety of all goods produced and ensure that the working environment is food safe
  • Work with apprentices across Eden to deliver group sustainable projects.

The training you will be getting

  • At the end of the apprenticeship you will attain the Commis Chef Level 2 apprenticeship qualification, including Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • You will become enroled as a student of Truro & Penwith College, where you will attend college sessions one day every week during term time only. 
  • Your campus will depend on your home location, so this could be either our Truro or Penwith (Penzance) campus

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful completion of your apprenticeship, there will be an opportunity for a full time position in the team for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


Other English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

The job holder will be required to engage, communicate and interact with colleagues, both verbally and in writing. A good sense of customer service is required as most of our kitchens are open plan and may need to interact with our customers

About the employer

The Eden Project demonstrates and inspires positive action for the planet. We aim to get things done in three main ways: We respect the natural world and demonstrate that people are part of ‒ not apart from ‒ nature We protect wild places and enable them to thrive We repair damaged spaces that need to be fixed


Eden Project Limited





PL24 2SG

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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


Debbie Kennett


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: 29 Jul 2024