Commis Chef Apprentice The Pheasant Inn

The Pheasant Inn, Churchtown, are excited to be offering an opportunity for a hardworking, enthusiastic individual to join their small, friendly team as a Commis Chef Apprentice. This is a great opportunity to gain an insight into the industry and develop new skills preparing and serving food.

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Closing date: 29 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Performance reviews – wellbeing, work life balance targets. Share of the tips.

    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

    You will be working on a rota basis, 4-5 days a week Thursday - Sunday. Shift times to range between 10am and 10pm. Extended hours may occur in season.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Daily duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and serving food
  • Keeping the kitchen up to hygiene standards
  • Using creativity to contribute to menus
  • Working as part of a team
  • Delivering pre-shift brief on specials
  • Tracking waste and creating orders

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards a Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard including Functional Skills (if required).

You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor.

You will be required to attend either Cornwall College St Austell or Camborne on a weekly basis as part of the apprenticeship training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be an opportunity for further development and permanent employment for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

Ability to drive is desirable or a way to commute which does not rely on public transport.

About the employer

The Pheasant Inn, now under new, enthusiastic management has independent control over our own menus with a strong influence on food. Our small team of friendly staff serve food, alcohol and soft drinks to the small community of Churchtown as well as St Newlyn East and the surrounding areas – Mitchell, St Columb, Zelah, Cubert, Truro, Newquay and the A30 Trade. Our Facebook Page and Website are currently under construction


The Pheasant Inn






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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



01209 617826

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

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