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Apprentice Commis Chef - Rugby

Compass Group UK Ireland
£9.50 Per Hour
Closing date
21 May 2022

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Based in the kitchen at Rugby School each apprentice will work closely with the Event Chef as each of the apprentices will support the events team. They will be mentored by the Contract Director and the Director of Food and managed daily by Event Chef. These 2 roles will strengthen the existing team and ensure we have the perfect team to service the expanding event business at the school. The event chef team will learn culinary techniques, hospitality kitchen production and event front line delivery.

  • ensure all food preparation is carried out following company food hygiene procedures.
  • prepare and cook food to the required standard. Checking for quality, taste and presentation.
  • work quickly and efficiently.
  • follow portion control, preparation and storage methods to prevent wastage and keep costs to a minimum.
  • prepare and cook food making the minimum wastage.
  • ensure work areas are kept clean and tidy.

There is no supervision of other staff.


An apprenticeship is a funded programme where an individual learns new skills, knowledge and behaviours in a chosen sector. An apprenticeship will enable you to work and earn a wage whilst developing and gaining new skills as an employee.

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 be supported through this qualification by your Personal Development Coach who will visit you at your place of 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.

  • An innovative and creative individual
  • Great customer service skills
  • Enthusiastic, motivational, someone who strives for excellence
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Honest, transparent and consistent
  • Flexible approach with a “can do” attitude
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Passionate about food
  • A strong interest to have a career in cooking
  • Keen and willing to learn
  • Punctual and reliable


SALARY:  £9.50 per hour

LOCATION: Rugby School, Collingwood Centre, Barby Road, Rugby. CV22 5DZ  

REPORTING TO: Neil Satchwell – Contract Director

HOURS/WORKING PATTERN: 40 hours per week

DURATION: 12-15 months

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 Rugby School.

You do not need to have any experience as full training will be provided as part of the Apprenticeship. This is ideal for a school leaver or someone wanting a career change. Apprenticeships are for everyone regardless of age!

Over a 12-15 month period you will be trained to become a fully Qualified Commis Chef.

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