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commis chef apprenticeship

This 12 month apprenticeship consists of:

  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 1) 
  • Functional Skills English (Level 1)
  • An independent end assessment
  • An accredited Level 2 Apprenticeship

 

Working as a commis chef is a great way of getting started in a kitchen; while it’s the most junior culinary role it provides a means of learning a range of key skills on the job. A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. 

A primary objective of the commis chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. This gives them the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired.

The learning journey of a chef will vary considerably from one individual to the next; however it is the range of experiences in the basics gained in this role which provide the opportunities to progress to any future senior chef role.

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Entry requirements

An employer will determine their own entry requirements for an employee to commence this apprenticeship, but these general entry requirements apply; you have to be aged 16 years or over and must be working for at least 30 hours a week. You also need to be a resident in England and not taking part in full-time education.

If you are not yet employed, C2C advertises apprenticeship vacancies with employers on the National Apprenticeship website. This is a free service and there are many apprenticeship opportunities available. You can apply for current Apprenticeship Vacancies here.

How to apply

You can apply for an Apprenticeship with C2C at any time of the year provided you meet the entry requirements.

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