Commis Chef Apprentice


Wokingham, RG41 5DJ

Closes in 28 days (Friday 16 August)

Posted on 18 June 2024


As an Apprentice Commis Chef you are on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a great chef. Working alongside our experienced and inspirational team, who will develop your kitchen skills and support your progression, you will be enrolled onto our fully funded Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Programme, in partnership with HIT Training.

Annual wage
£17,888 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Commis chef (level 2)
Regular shift pattern of 5 days per week. Varied shifts.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • HIT Training assigns a designated Vocational Trainer to each apprentice
  • Alongside the apprentice they will agree on a personal learning and development plan, setting a timetable of learning activities in preparation for the End Point Assessment (EPA)
  • The HIT Vocational Trainer will meet with the apprentice regularly either online or face to face to complete and review assessments, provide further coaching where required and agree the next steps of learning

Where you’ll work

Nirvana Spa

Mole Road



RG41 5DJ


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Commis chef (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Contribute to reviewing and refreshing menus in line with business and customer requirements
  • Use technology for the development and production of dishes and menu items in line with business procedures and guidelines to achieve the best result
  • Check food stocks, report on shortages, prioritise food that is close to expiry and keep the storage areas in good order
  • Prioritise tasks, ensuring food items meet the required quality standard and in the required time frame
  • Measure dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Use a range of craft preparation and basic cooking skills and techniques to prepare, cook and finish dishes and menu items in line with business requirements
  • Use correct knives and knife skills when preparing food and use the correct equipment when preparing, cooking and finishing food
  • Correctly store and use food items and commodities when preparing, cooking and finishing dishes to deliver a quality product that is safe for the consumer
  • Apply correct preparation and selection methods when using fresh produce in dishes
  • Complete preparation and cooking tasks to a high standard, delivered on time and presented as described within the recipe specification
  • Maintain a clean and hygienic kitchen environment at all times, complete kitchen documentation as required
  • Work with others to ensure dishes produced are of high quality, delivered on time and to the standard required
  • Choose methods of communication that achieve effective team working
  • Develop own skills and knowledge through training and experiences
  • Deal with team challenges and problems constructively to drive a positive outcome
  • Effectively manage resources to meet specifications and control waste
  • Follow safe systems of work reporting risks in the appropriate manner
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Food Preparation & Nutrition (grade 4 or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Patience
    • enthusiastic
    • Self-motivated

    About this company

    Nirvana Spa is a luxury, one of a kind establishment with excellence at the heart of all that we do. Our aim is to provide a journey to our customers that leaves them feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and totally looked after through our service and use of our exceptional facilities. Our facilities boast a beautiful spa restaurant and an elegant, year-round garden pergola, each with a relaxed ambiance and stunning pool views. Our experienced chefs use top quality, locally sourced produce to create innovative new dishes. We prioritise good health and great flavours, whilst catering for a wide range of tastes and appetites including vegan and free-from options. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Commis Chef role with future progression to CDP

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Julie Sheridan

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000258912.

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    Closes in 28 days (Friday 16 August)

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