Apprentice commis chef - Compass (Reading)

11/01/2019 12:01
Do you have a real passion for cooking and would love a career as a chef? Would you like to earn while you learn? Well now is the time... We have a very exciting opportunity for an apprentice commis chef to join our kitchen team at an engineering company.

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.

Job Introduction

What is an apprenticeship?

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 throughout by your personal development coach who will visit you at your place work every 6-10 weeks.

You will also attend six workshops, including an introduction day at a location outside of 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.

Salary: National Minimum Wage

Location: Reading, Berkshire (the site is in a remote area with limited public transport)  

Hours: 37.5 Hour week. 6.30am-3pm (9 day fortnight every other Friday is a day off)

Duration: Minimum 12 months

Main responsibilities:

  • Working alongside a team of six
  • Preparing food using fresh ingredients
  • Preparing vegetables, meats, breakfast, deli, salads and sandwiches 
  • Supporting the team with up to 200-300 covers per shift
  • Cooking a variety of English cuisines, including curries, pies, roasts, fish and chips
  • Opportunity to cook Asian, American and Mexican styles for themed counter days
  • Cooking meals through various cooking methods
  • Taking instruction from senior chefs
  • Cleaning and clearing down work stations
  • Working in a safe manner at all times
  • Preparing kitchen documentation
  • Keeping the work area clean and tidy

The Ideal Candidate

  • A strong passion to have a career in cooking
  • Hardworking and organised
  • Keen and willing to learn
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Able to works well in a team

The Compass offer

  • We offer you the chance to be part of a fun and exciting team, where you have the opportunity and support to develop and progress your career.
  • We offer more than the National Apprentice Minimum wage. For all our apprentices, we offer the National Minimum Wage.
  • We have supported hundreds of people in further developing their career through an Apprenticeship. Take the time to look through our careers website so you can see for yourself how completing an Apprenticeship with Compass continues to make a positive impact

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