Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship in Nottingham


Nottingham, NG1 6AA

Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 11 July 2024


Are you passionate about cooking and eager to start a career as a chef? Ever So Sensible is looking for individuals just like you! You don't need any prior experience, just a great attitude and a willingness to learn. As a member of our team you’ll be earning whilst learning as well as a whole host of other benefits!

Annual wage
£11,648 a year

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

Training course
Commis chef (level 2)
Days and shifts to be confirmed - Flexible shift patterns available to suit your life style. Full Time 30-40 hours per week.

35 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

Alongside gaining experience in the kitchen and obtaining a Commis Chef Level 2 qualification, throughout your apprenticeship you will have:

  • A mixture of face to face and virtual catch ups with your learning coach every 4 - 6 weeks.
  • A mixture of on and off the job training, including visiting the Chef Academy to learn how to prepare Game, Fish & Shellfish, Bread, Pastry and Vegetables.
  • Feedback sessions to discuss progress.
  • Obtain Functional Skills in English and maths (if you don't already have GCSE).

Where you’ll work


Castle Road




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:

    • English Language (grade 4)

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


    • Organisation skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative

    About this company

    We are an independently owned group of outstanding restaurants, pubs, and boutique hotels in the East Midlands, across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire & Lincolnshire. We operate several different formats, although each site is treated like every colleague and guest, as an individual. We aim to add at least two new sites to our business every year, so your career development opportunities will be as amazing as you are. With a track record of promoting from within, Ever So Sensible develop strong teams through our structured training program, this will provide the support and guidance to help you progress within your new role. We care about each member of staff we employ and ensure you don’t become just a number on a payslip. We proudly hold an accreditation from Investors in People, acknowledgement that we place our teams at the heart of our decision making, whilst creating a warm and welcoming working environment. Showing care, pride, and recognition to everyone in our business is fundamental to our values. Benefits included for all staff members: 30% staff discount on both food and drink in all Ever So Sensible outlets. Your birthday and the following day off, every year Christmas day off. Flexible working schedule. Pension auto enrolment. Team sales incentives & promotions. Training & development opportunities.

    http://eversosensible.com (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Many of our current senior chefs started at a lower level and developed into senior positions over the years. Join us, and you could follow in their footsteps, rising through the ranks as you gain experience and expertise.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Kerry Webster



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000264095.

    Apply now

    Closes on Saturday 31 August

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