|Salary:||£20,880 to £21,254 per annum + Enhanced pay for Evenings/Weekends|
|Placed On:||22nd September 2023|
|Closes:||22nd October 2023|
We are looking for an Apprentice Commis Chef to work in our Aspiring Chef team while completing the Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship.
You will complete the apprenticeship, with training 1 day per week at Reading College (Activate Learning) during working hours. At the end of your apprenticeship you will complete the End Point Assessment, which will consist of a knowledge test, practical assessment, and professional discussion. After this, there will be the possibility of permanent employment and/or progression to a higher level apprenticeship for the right candidate.
We are a relatively small team, so all our Chefs regularly move between sites.
How we work
You will be working 36 hours each week arranged over 5 days per week (including one day at College during term time), normally Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday (exact pattern of work to be agreed). We pay additional top-ups to monthly pay for early morning, evening and weekend working.
Our Kitchens operate 7am to 11pm, seven days per week, for 31 weeks (term time), however, the Kitchen operation continues year round.
We generally don’t permit holiday to be taken during term time (unless for your birthday, school half terms, eloping etc). Outside of term time we are quieter and encourage holidays to be taken.
To be eligible for an apprenticeship, at the start of the apprenticeship you must:
be aged 16 or over not already be in full-time education live in England.
For more information, please see the Apprenticeships page https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices/becoming-apprentice
How you apply
Our application form is quick and easy to complete, taking no more than 30 minutes of your time. Please write two/three paragraphs before starting the application form telling us about your passion for great food and cooking, your experience of working as part of a team and anything else you feel would be of interest to us! Please copy and paste this into the “Supporting Information” section of the application form. Don’t worry if you don’t have much to include just now, this is all part of the apprenticeship journey.
If your initial application is successful, the next stage is an informal 45 minute discussion via Microsoft Teams with you on your food journey both as a chef and an individual. The final stage is for you to come into one of our kitchens for around 4 hours to see how you work as part of a team and for us to assess your interest and aptitude for cooking. Our friendly team will make you feel welcome and support you during this.
Don't be put off by the length of time before the closing date either, we will review applications as they are submitted, so don't wait until the last minute to apply - Good luck!
Please note that applications will be shared with the Apprenticeship Training Provider (Activate Learning) so that they can assess candidate eligibility and suitability for the apprenticeship. In addition, successful candidates will be required to complete literacy and numeracy tests, a residency check and an interview with the Activate Learning prior to being accepted onto the apprenticeship.
Informal contact details
Contact role: Executive Chef
Contact name: Karlene Gaskell
Contact email: email@example.com
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Contact role: Head of Bars and Dining
Contact name: Matt Tebbit
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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