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Commis Chef

Get a real taste for the life in the catering industry with an apprenticeship as a commis chef!

Commis chefs are 'junior' chefs - they are usually trainees getting their start in the industry and will work alongside senior chefs who are responsible for their training and development.

And that's exactly what you'll be doing as a commis chef apprentice!

Under the watchful eye of experienced chefs, you'll learn to prepare food and carry out basic cooking tasks in a wide variety of areas in a professional kitchen. 

Commis chefs are in demand absolutely everywhere, from chain restaurants to hotels, cruise ships and even the local pub serving up tasty grub!

What Skills Will I Learn as a Commis Chef Apprentice?

  • Prepping food items in line with the organisation's recipes and procedures
  • Cooking food ready for consumption by customers
  • Clean and maintain a safe and hygienic kitchen environment
  • Completing any relevant food safety management documents
  • Checking and reporting on stock levels to senior staff members
  • Operating and using specialist kitchen equipment as required
  • Learn to prepare a wide variety of high quality dishes

Earning While You're Learning

If you're looking for one good reason to consider doing an apprenticeship, try this one - you'll get paid to learn!

That's right. Here in the UK, apprentices are entitled to an apprenticeship wage while they're on their programme. That means you'll be learning a fantastic range of new skills from experienced people while being compensated for your hard work.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Please check out the live Apprenticeship vacancies below that are currently being advertised with some great organisations we are working with.

If you haven’t used the www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk before you must create an account to apply. Creating an account allows you to:

  • apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • track your apprenticeship applications
  • receive alerts about new apprenticeships

To find out more information, please call the Apprenticeship Team on 0191 518 5508 or email apprenticeships@eastdurham.ac.uk.

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Latest vacancies

Early Years Apprentice

Edmondsley Primary School
Pelton Community Primary School, Ouston Lane, Chester Le Street DH2 1EZ
Posted
To provide a high standard of care for children attending Pelton Federation EYFS. The successful applicant should be a positive role model and an enthusiastic individual who holds a similar passion for inspiring early years learning. We are looking for a good communicator and someone who has a true desire in wanting to work with children.
Course Route
Education and childcare
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
35.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Adult Care Worker Apprentice

SECOND TO NONE CARE LTD
BOWDEN COURT, ST JOHNS ROAD, MEADOWFIELD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, DURHAM DH7 8RE
Posted
If you are a caring compassionate person, Second to None Care want to hear from you. This adult care worker apprenticeship will entail providing day-to-day care for the elderly, ill, disabled, and other people who aren't able to take care of themselves.
Course Route
Care services
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
36.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Early Years / Childcare Apprenticeship

Tots 'R' Us Nursery
STOCKTON ROAD, SEAHAM SR7 8DX
Posted
If you love working with children, look no further! Tots 'R' Us are recruiting an apprentice to work effectively as part of a team, providing care for children, age 2 to 5 years. Providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children accessing the nursery.
Course Route
Education and childcare
Start date
Duration
15 Months
Hours per week
30.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE