Commis Chef Apprentice Hare and Hounds

To assist in food production, learn cooking techniques and maintain hygiene while training under the guidance of experienced chefs. Working with recipes and maintaining brand standards and specifications.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00 to £20,820.80

    Some uniform provided, share of tips, staff social events. Wage will increase after a successful probationary period followed by regular pay reviews.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    30-40 per week working 5 days out of 7 including your college day, your working hours will be a rota basis and will include some evenings and weekend hours.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 May 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Food production
  • Lunch/Dinner service 
  • Maintaining hygiene standards 
  • Helping create exciting new dishes 
  • Assisting the current brigade 

The training you will be getting

  • You will achieve a Commis Chef Apprenticeship, learning the knowledge, skills and behaviors through on and off-the-job training
  • You will attend the Buxton Campus weekly, college transport available, spending time with other apprentices in the industry-standard training kitchens.
  • Studying towards Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship if you have not already achieved GCSE grade 4/C or above or equivalent in maths and English

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We envisage this as being a permanent role, on completion of your apprenticeship there will be the opportunity to access further training through colleges or through national contacts that we have right up to Michelin star level

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Reliable, An interest in the industry, Ability to learn from peers, A desire to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
Other Cooking/Food tech or similar (Grade Any/Working knowledge) Desired

Things to consider

We are in a rural location so please consider how you will get to work each day.

About the employer

A country pub serving restaurant quality food in a relaxed setting.


Hare and Hounds


Hare and Hounds

19 Mill Brow

Marple Bridge


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2024