Apprentice Commis Chef at Balcarras School advertised by

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Gloucestershire College Business Hub

Contact Information:
Gloucestershire College Business Hub
Apprenticeship Hub 1st Floor
D Block reception, Gloucester Campus
Llanthony Road

Tel: 01452 563400

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Apprentice Commis Chef at Balcarras School - VAC001659654


You will be working towards your Commis Chef apprenticeship standard by working alongside a highly skilled team of chefs assisting in a range of duties-

Duties include:

  • All aspects of food preparation and cooking
  • Kitchen hygiene and COSHH training
  • Food service and customer focus
  • Food hygiene regulations
  • Health and safety regulations
  • Financial controls (budgets, costing, portion control & wastage)

Menu planning

This is a great opportunity to work with an established company with excellent training and support with good progression routes all the way up to head chef for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to multi-task and take instruction
  • Organised
  • Clean and tidy and good personal presentation in line with current food safety standards
Personal qualities
  • Good communication skills
  • GCSEs minimum
  • Able to work on own initiative within the regulations
  • Quick learner and able to take direction when required
  • Confidence in communicating with a predominantly young customer base
  • High standard of personal hygiene
  • Enthusiastic about a career in the catering industry
Desired qualifications

GCSE maths and English A – D 9/3 or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

Permanent employment may be available after this apprenticeship.

Things to consider

School Term Time ONLY

Staff benefits: Uniform provided

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). 
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About the employer

Balcarras School is an OFSTED Outstanding comprehensive school located in the charming area of Charlton Kings in Cheltenham. We pride ourselves that this is a school where every individual is valued and feels safe, where each student is inspired not only to do their best but to expand their horizons, and where everyone involved in school life feels a great sense of pride and enjoyment at being part of this community.


Balcarras School


East End Road





GL53 8QF

Closing Date: 29 October 2020

Key facts about an Apprenticeship:

  • An apprentice must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week.
  • Apprentices must meet our minimum entry requirements

Interview Process:
There are 3 stages to the interview process.
You need to be successful in each area before moving on to the next stage.
Stage 1: Register interest on the vacancy matching service for apprenticeships
Stage 2: College Interview and Initial Assessment
Stage 3: Employer interview

To apply please click on the Apply Now button.

Closing date for applications: 29-10-2020

Salary: £153.98 Per Week

Hours Per Week: 37 Per Week

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