Apprentice Commis Chef - Woking

Compass Group UK Ireland
Closing date
14 Jun 2022

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Full Time

Based in our busy kitchen daily duties will include general kitchen work, preparing food for events and working with the other chefs in the team. Coaching support will be given by the Exec Head Chef as well as the other chefs in the team.

Tasks could include, but are not limited to:

  • the preparation of food,
  • baking
  • service
  • stocktaking
  • moving stock
  • cleaning

The successful candidate will learn on rotation the sections within the kitchen, gain experience with food preparation, cooking techniques and work safely within HSE guidance. Once the apprenticeship course is completed you would be encouraged to go onto the next Level apprenticeship.  This will allow the successful candidate to gain supervisory skills and, possibly, promotion.

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. or will do you learning “in-unit” where 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.

  • Passionate about food
  • An innovative and creative individual
  • Great customer service skills
  • Enthusiastic, motivational, someone who strives for excellence
  • Honest, transparent and consistent
  • Flexible approach with a “can do” attitude
  • Communication and relationship building skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Not afraid to positively challenge
  • A strong interest to have a career in cooking
  • Keen and willing to learn
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Able to work well with others
  • Commitment to learn and to the apprenticeship


SALARY:  £10.50 per hour

LOCATION: Compass Group UK & Ireland, McLaren Restaurant, Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey. GU21 4YH

REPORTING TO: Darren Passmore

HOURS/WORKING PATTERN: 40 hours per week, 5 days out of 7, 07:30-16:00

DURATION: Minimum 12 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 McLaren Restaurant, Woking.

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 month period you will be trained to become a fully Qualified Commis Chef.


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