Apprentice Commis Chef - VWG, Milton Keynes

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/52397544/EP
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2021
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: Milton Keynes
  • Salary: £6.56 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: £6.56 per hour
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

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 the Volkswagen National Learning Centre, Wymbush.

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 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.

Job Description

APPRENTICE COMMIS CHEF

SALARY:  £6.56 per hour

LOCATION: Wymbush, Milton Keynes

REPORTING TO: Steve Marsh

HOURS/WORKING PATTERN: Monday to Friday, 07:00 - 15:30

DURATION: Minimum 12 months

More about the role:

Based in our busy kitchen at the Volkswagen National Learning Centre duties would be varied as you will move around sections on a regular basis.  You will assist the other chefs in preparing and making:

  • 2 daily soups
  • 3 main course dishes with potato and vegetable sides
  • making fresh dough for the  pizza counter producing 100+ per day
  • Preparing the core ingredients for the deli sandwich counter

There is no supervision of other staff.

Who you are:
  • A strong interest to have a career in cooking
  • Keen and willing to learn
  • A can do' attitude
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Able to work well with others
  • Previous kitchen experience desirable
Who we are:

WHO ARE COMPASS?

We are the world's largest caterer, a Company that employ more Chefs than anyone else so we know a thing or two about developing our people for real careers. 

Compass Group UK and Ireland specialise in providing food, vending and related services in our clients' premises. The company operates across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Defence, Offshore & Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.

Click here and take a look at our website for more information

www.compass - group.co.uk/join - the - family   

WHO ARE B & I?

Every day, our business & industry (B&I) food service teams put a spring in the step of thousands of people as they enjoy the hospitality of our restaurants, cafes, delis or bars in their workplace or office. Whether it's for an office, visitor attraction or cultural event, the teams serve nutritious and sustainable food and beverages for our clients and their employees, each and every day.

 

THE COMPASS OFFER

We offer you the opportunity 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.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Your Apprenticeship is fully funded by Compass UK and Ireland, via the Apprenticeship Levy.

As a company, our Apprenticeship programme is subject to regulation from Ofsted and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).For that reason, each candidate must meet certain criteria's in order to be eligible for funding.  This ensures our offer is compliant with all the quality and funding rules. Therefore, you will be required to complete the following:

Eligibility Questionnaire - the questions asked here will determine if we can claim funding for your apprenticeship training with our training provider and the rules for this are set out in the ESFA funding rules 2020/2021.

Initial Assessments - These are positioning tests in English and Maths. Whilst they do not directly affect your eligibility for the apprenticeship, they provide us with your current level of learning and help us build an individual learner journey.  This will establish if you are working at the required level in Maths & English that is needed in order for you to complete the learning within your chosen apprenticeship.

European Social Fund - The Skills Funding Agency operates as a co-financing organisation for ESF and assures EU funding is correctly spent. The European Social Fund (ESF) is a structural fund from the European Union. It improves the skills of the workforce and helps people who have difficulties finding work. All our apprenticeships are compliant with ESF funding.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.