Level 2 Commis Chef apprentice wanted to work in a friendly, independently owned relaxed and informal pub / restaurant offering fresh home cooked food. Excellent opportunity to train as a chef in a friendly supportive environment and develop knowledge, skills and behaviors over the course of apprenticeship and potentially progress to Level 3.

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Closing date: 02 Sep 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

    Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 - 23:00

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Helping in preparation of all dishes
  • Kitchen tasks, peeling, storing, cleaning, preparing
  • Learning how to present dishes
  • Helping in preparation of desserts and pastries
  • Making, stocks, soups and sauces
  • Fridge management
  • Receiving and storing provisions
  • All cleaning tasks

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard
  • Training will take place at HoW college Worcester once a week
  • English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Successful candidate will get the opportunity to have a permanent position and progress to Level 3 Chef de Partie on successful completion of Level 2 Commis Chef

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Math and English (Grade 2) Essential

Things to consider

College Day Release is in Worcester and is a mandatory part of the apprenticeship.

About the employer

Dick's Smokehouse ‘we cook our meat the great American way - low'n'slow. Situated in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, we offer all our amazing specialities with new additions to the menu. Our food is cooked over natural wood & coal to give that irresistible smoky flavour. Not forgetting our handmade rubs, sauces & pickles, which will have you coming back for more. We are proudly an independent family-run company’.






B60 3EN

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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


Erica Swingell


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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