Commis Chef Apprentice

Stanton Lakes Ltd

Calling all aspiring Chefs! Stanton Lakes Restaurant in Stoney Stanton have a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to be trained as a Professional Chef.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Working week

40 hours 'see Important other information'

Apprenticeship duration

13-24 months

Possible start date

08 May 2017

Date posted

17 Jun 2016

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to take on the position of Commis Chef Apprentice in this unique lakeside Restaurants in Stoney Stanton.

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 experienced kitchen staff.

Key Responsibilities of the Role include:

  • Preparing and serving our menu to a high standard as per Company specification
  • Maintaining food hygiene and health & safety standards within the business
  • Receiving deliveries and maintaining the correct storage of food
  • Maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment
The successful candidate will have a genuine passion for food and will want to grow and learn all aspects of cooking and the hospitality industry.

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 Flexibility in terms of tasks undertaken
  • Commitment to personal development
  • Must be a good communicator

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

  • No formal qualifications required, however GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent) would be advantageous. An initail assessment would take place prior to the start of the Apprenticeship training programme.

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

Stanton Lakes is a unique lakeside restaurant & bar which caters for the "every" day as well as the extra special days.
A perfect place to get away from it all - the restaurant is the place to dine if you are looking for appetising food in a relaxed and unique setting or maybe just to enjoy a few drinks and appreciate the view of the lake from the decked terrace. We offer various gluten free options on the menu and the venue has good disabled access.

Celebrate all your special family occasions - we offer individual wedding packages - each one tailored to suit and Stanton Lakes is now licensed as a civil ceremony venue.

Come and stay for a few days with your touring caravan - with fishing all year round and things to enjoy on and in the water during the summer months, it is an ideal place to visit.

Situated in the south Leicestershire countryside on the outskirts of the village of Stoney Stanton, but within 10 miles of the M1, M69, A5 and Fosse Park, Stanton Lakes offers a perfect escape from the daily routine.


Stanton Lakes Ltd


Broughton Road

Stoney Stanton



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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:  £160.00
Working Week: 40 hours per week
5 Days per week (including weekends)
Working times:

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.

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.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2017