Commis Chef Level 2 Apprentice Kings Arms Thornford

Support the kitchen by preparing, cooking and finishing a range of food items whilst rotating around each section of the kitchen. Work as part of the kitchen team to ensure the quality of the food items produced meet brand, organisational and legislative requirements including the completion of food safety management documentation.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Wednesday - Sunday inclusive (flexibility required). Shift pattern to be agreed with employer and may be subject to change depending on events.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will prepare food and carry out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef
  • You will learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions of the different aspects of the kitchen
  • Therefore, having the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section
  • Receive, check and correctly store deliveries as well as checking and reporting food items and stock levels
  • Interact with the chef team, the wider team including front of house staff, suppliers and customers

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will be working towards attaining a Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship qualification, with one day a week training at Yeovil College
  • Functional Skills in English and maths, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following completion of the apprenticeship the right candidate may be taken on as a permanent member of staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) Desired

Things to consider

You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will be required to attend an interview and assessment at Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment. The Kings Arms is in Thornford for those without transport the public transport is on the Weymouth - Bristol train line. a short one stop journey from Yeovil Penmill.

About the employer

● The Kings Arms is situated in the village of Thornford, West Dorset and lies between the towns of Sherborne and Yeovil, where a warm welcome awaits you in this family friendly Free House. A dog friendly bar area flows through to the dining room, showcasing local artist’s work. Two outside areas, the beer garden, and a non-smoking terrace, are found either side of the building with a children’s play area adjacent to the well-used skittle ally and function room towards the rear of the beer garden. ● West Dorset pub of the year 2020 and featuring in the CAMARA good beer guide 2021, 2022 and 2023 offers a fine selection of fine local and west country ales, a selection of wines, soft drinks, and freshly ground coffees. Locally sourced quality produce is at the core of the menu and Sunday’s traditional roast catering for many dietary requirements. ● The hub of the village and a destination for walkers and cyclists to stop off at, a place to meet, to drink and to dine. Attract clientele not only from Thornford but from neighbouring villages, towns and further afield. ● The kings Arms is a truly quintessential village pub and definitely worth a visit or two.


Kings Arms Thornford


Kings Arms

Pound Road



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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


Vicki Davey


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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