Apprentice Commis Chef – Leicester

Do you have a real passion for cooking and would love a career as a Chef? Would you like to earn whilst you learn? Well now is the time, as we have a very exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Commis Chef to join our team at Leicester Tigers. Over a 12-15-month period you will be trained to become a fully qualified commis chef.

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £22,759.00

  • Working week

    Working 5 out of 7 days. Earliest start time 7.00am and latest finish 10.00pm working an 8 hour shift during this time. Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Distance

    0.7 miles

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000248413

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Based in one of our busy kitchens at Leicester Tigers, Welford Road, you would learn the different sections within the kitchen, gain experience with food preparation, cooking techniques and work safely within HSE guidance.

Tasks could include, but not be limited to:

  • To prepare and cook menu items as directed by the Head Chef
  • To assist with stock taking when required
  • To assist in the development and planning of menus, including future food trends, and to be passionate about developing new styles of service and concepts in the location
  • To ensure that customers are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded
  • To be customer focused at all times, approachable and quick to exceed expectations in fulfilling customer needs
  • To be a team player, assisting other team members when necessary
  • To treat members of the team at location as you would expect to be treated
  • Assist with stock, deliveries and waste management, checking and recording in line with company policies
  • To gain an understanding of food costing, sales mix and menu planning
  • To take responsibility for contributing towards your own development with the guidance of the Head Chef and attend training courses as identified
  • To show commitment to company values in all aspects of your role
  • To act as a positive ambassador for the business
  • There is no supervision of other staff

The training you will be getting

  • Alongside your day-to-day duties, you will complete the Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • This is a nationally recognised qualification, and the primary objective of the Commis Chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen
  • You will either be attending college 1 day per week or you will learn ‘in-unit’
  • You will be supported through this qualification by your Personal Development Coach who will visit you at your place work every 6-10 weeks
  • You will also attend 6 workshops including an Introduction Day at a location outside your normal place of work. All travel expenses will be covered by your employer
  • You are not expected to complete any of your Apprenticeship work outside of your normal working hours and will be given set time each week to complete your work
  • Functional skills if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will be encouraged to progress your career through the apprenticeship program.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Passion for Food

Qualifications

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

About the employer

We’re the people behind the food, hospitality and support services that power your day, make you smile and put a spring in your step. That’s just one of the reasons why we’re the UK and Ireland’s top contract catering, hospitality, and business support services provider.

Employer

COMPASS GROUP, UK AND IRELAND LIMITED

Address

Leicester Tigers RFC

Welford Road Stadium

Aylestone Road

LE2 7TR

Training

Training provider

LEICESTER COLLEGE

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

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

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

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