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Apprentice Commis Chef The Knockerdown Inn

To work alongside the Head Chef covering all aspects of working and running a busy kitchen that makes all dishes on the menu from fresh ingredients. You will work towards a Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard.

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

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Closing date: 11 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    4 days onsite at the Knockerdown and 1 day in college per week. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

This is a fast-paced kitchen serving up to 500 meals daily at the height of the tourist season, you will need to work weekends, Bank Holidays, and school holidays.

Duties to include:

  • Preparation of meats for cooking
  • Preparation of vegetables for cooking
  • Making salads
  • Cooking to order
  • Stock maintenance
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen
  • Placing and taking deliveries
  • Any other duties that befit your role within the company 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good practical skills

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • A team player
  • The ability to listen to your peers
  • Organised and reliable
  • Passion for cooking with good work ethic
  • Desire to learn
  • Punctual
  • Honest
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

Ideally GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English, there is a possibility to study towards these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

Future prospects

There is potential of a permanent position on completion of the college course.

Things to consider

  • Please consider how you will travel to work
  • Long hours and working weekends

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

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About the employer

An established Pub and Restaurant based by the popular tourist hotspot of Carsington Water, set in grounds of approximately 8 acres with a campsite and Ecopods.


The Knockerdown Inn





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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University Of Derby


Kath Ferns 0800 0740099

Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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: 11 Aug 2022