Apprentice Commis Chef (£1,000 bonus on completion of apprenticeship) Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa

Appreciate the importance of hospitality behaviours such as personal conduct, being adaptable, using initiative and communicating with a diverse range of people. Love working as part of a team.

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Closing date: 03 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting rate is £9 an hour. There is a £1,000 payment on successful graduation of the apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    Monday to Sunday - 8 hour shifts (Exact shift pattern to be confirmed and some Saturday and Sunday working will be required). Maximum of 40 hours a week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As part of the kitchen team, creating memorable experiences for guests, you will gain qualifications, confidence and skills for your culinary career.

Duties include:

  • Kitchen basics - cleaning, dishwashing, dealing with waste and recycling, food packaging and labelling and helping with food deliveries
  • Learn the importance of food and health safety as well as gaining practical skills - knife handling, using kitchen equipment, food preparation, cooking and stock control
  • Progress to create your own recipes

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The candidate will follow a Level 2 Apprenticeship programme and study towards a full Level 2 Standard in Commis Chef. This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College - South & West. If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A-C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 1 Functional Skill in the relevant subject.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression to Executive Chef.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Location. Transport required. Live in can be considered for 18+.

About the employer

4 Star Resort Hotels


Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa


Fair Lawns

Tarporley Road


SY13 4HA

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Training provider



Claire Garner

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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