Commis Chef Apprentice


Passionate about cooking? Do you want to be trained as a Professional Chef? Rocksalt Seafood and Grill Restaurant in Market Harborough are looking to recruit and train a Commis Chef Apprentice.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

30 hours 'see Important other information'

Apprenticeship duration

13-24 months

Possible start date

08 May 2017

Date posted

08 Jun 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

As a member of the kitchen team the successful candidate will learn all aspects of working within a busy kitchen under the supervision of the head chef.

You will be required to cook and prepare as per company requirements while maintaining high standards of cleanliness in all of the areas of the kitchen. You will be trained in cooking, stock management, and other aspects of running a complex kitchen in a challenging environment.

Other duties will include:

  • Supporting the existing chefs in their current roles.
  • Assisting in the preparation and cooking of menu dishes and specials.
  • Understanding stock control & stock rotation.
  • Complying with & understanding Health & Safety requirements.
  • Kitchen hygiene & maintenance.
  • Communicating with & supporting colleagues in their roles within the business.

The successful candidate will have a genuine passion to become a chef and will want to grow and learn all aspects of the industry.

This position will give the top candidate the chance to progress right up the career ladder and we will invest a great deal of time and effort to support the best individual.

Consequently we are looking for a capable and motivated individual who takes a great deal of pride in their work and demonstrates a ‘can do’ attitude towards their responsibilities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisational skills and an ability to work as part of a team.
  • Previous cooking experience or qualifications required.

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about food
  • Attention to detail
  • Hard working and self motivated
  • Confident and eager to learn new skills
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills
  • Pleasant and welcoming
  • Reliable, responsible and honest
  • Energetic and highly motivated to succeed
  • Ability to use initiative

Qualifications required

Previous cooking experience or qualifications required.
GSCE Grade A- C in English and Maths (or equivalent) are desirable. You will take a Maths and English Assessment prior to selection.

Future prospects

Most employers working with Leicester College are keen to offer permanent employment to a reliable, hardworking individual based on their performance throughout their Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

This role involves working evenings and weekends.

About the employer

Rocksalt Seafood and Grill is an independently owned restaurant located in the heart of picturesque Market Harborough.

Our chefs incorporate fresh seafood, local meats and seasonal produce to create dishes that are full of flavour. We are all about good, simple, honest food with an emphasis on quality and freshness.

Whether you want to enjoy an intimate meal for two or are planning a special celebration, Rocksalt provides the perfect setting, a cosy relaxed atmosphere with great service and a warm welcome.




35 High Street

Market Harborough

LE16 7NL

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Training provider

The successful candidate will be trained towards the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Professional Cookery
  • Level 1 Functional Skill in Maths and English

Employer Rights and Responsibilities unit

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College


Sarah Heywood

Other information

Weekly wage at start:  £135 for the first 6 months - £150 after 6 months
Working Week:  30 hours per week, 5 Days per week (including weekends)
Mix of straight and split shifts
Hours available:
9am-3pm  - 6pm-11pm

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Interview date and possible start date are only a guideline. Interviews for this position could be arranged at any time after the closing date therefore the start date could alter.

Applications will only be accepted through the Apprenticeship online system not directly through the employer.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2017