Apprentice Commis Chef

  • Company: Plumpton College
  • Closing Date: 27-01-2020
  • Location: Plumpton
  • Salary: Yr1 £4hr rising to Yr2 NMW (age dependen
  • Benefits: 26 days hol + B/Hols, Local Govt Pension, Free Parking


Could you be our new Chef Apprentice? This is a great opportunity to learn on the job andNVQ Level 2 certificate in Catering & Hospitality.

Full time role with day release for College studies

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Chef Apprentice to assist our Head Chef with the provision of Catering and Hospitality services to our Students, Staff and External Clients to the College for Events and Functions. This is a 2-year fixed term apprenticeship contract.   

This is a practical job based at Plumpton College where you will work alongside an experienced team who will provide training and support whilst you develop.  This role also offers day release to attend classes at Sussex Downs College in Eastbourne to work towards a NVQ Level 2 certificate in Catering and Hospitality Operations.

The ideal candidate will be hardworking, enthusiastic and committed to completing the apprenticeship and earning a formal qualification.  This role would suit an individual who enjoys and has a passion for food and customer service.

In order to be considered for this role you must be physically fit and you will be competent in English and basic maths.

The rates of pay for this role will be based on the national minimum wage for apprenticeships starting at £4.00 per hour in year 1 and rising to the higher rate national minimum wage in year 2. You can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 7 efficiency closure days at Christmas), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free on-site parking.

This is a full time role, working 45 hours per week including time spent in classes developing subject knowledge. The working pattern for this role is 5 working days over 7 day a week to include two weekends per month on a rota basis and some flexibility is required for evening and weekend work to support events, functions and meetings.

To apply please complete an application form and an equality and diversity monitoring form and return them to or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454.

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th January 2020

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview or withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

Applying for this role...

Please complete an application form and an Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form and send to: or HR team, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE.

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