Commis Chef Apprenticeship

Catering, Hospitality & Bar

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Catering, Hospitality & Bar
Full Time
£135-£180 per week

Here at The Isle of Wight College we work with a number of employers, in a vast array of industries. A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work for The Fishbourne Inn  as a Trainee Commis Chef.

This is a unique opportunity for a Trainee Apprentice Commis Chef.

During peak times, this pub becomes very busy and has the ability to deal with large parties and functions as well as a lot of walk-in trade. Set menu’s, core dishes and specials boards are all available for their customers to enjoy.

This tranquil inn oozes charm, with it’s wonderful sea views and idyllic setting you will want to come back time and time again. Whether you are drinking, dining or staying with us, your visit will always be memorable in so many ways.

The Fishbourne is located in a picturesque and wooded enclave between the main towns of Ryde and Newport on the Isle of Wight. Situated close to the Wightlink Fishbourne to Portsmouth ferry terminal this makes us the ideal entry point to the Island to experience our quality dining and five beautifully appointed en-suite rooms.

We pride ourselves on offering quality dining in a pub environment, matched with superb ales and an extensive wine selection.

Tasks and Responsibilities will include:

To assist the Front of House Manager in the delivery quality customer service to all customers. You will be working as part of a busy and dynamic team that work well under pressure; and within the demands of the business, especially in the height of summer.

  • Work and communicate effectively with the team
  • Provide consistency and high standards in all you do
  • be self-confident, ambitious and motivated
  • Work at weekends and evenings

Desired skills

  • Good communication and inter personal skills
  • Organised
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Good time keeping and communication skills are vital.
  • follow and implement instructions
  • have good literacy and numeracy skills
  • show a willingness to learn and be trained
  • be able to work independently or under supervision

Attributes/mind set: 

  • Confident
  • Enthusiastic
  • hard -working
  • A can do attitude and a friendly disposition
  • punctual and hard-working
  • calm in a busy working environment
  • well-presented with good personal hygiene
  • a good team member with a great personality and a passion for customer service

Qualifications Required

  • Ideally 5 GCSE Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent qualification) in English and maths.

Apprenticeship Standard

  • Hospitality Team Member standard
  • Apprenticeship duration will be between 12 -18 months + 3 months for End Point Assessment
  • Functional Skills – if not already achieved a GCSE C (or above) in maths, IT and English (or equivalent qualification) 
  • There is a requirement to complete 20% off job training, College attendance will contribute but time spent either learning something new, other courses or any support work you that is not your usual role will also be counted

Working Week

  • 40 Hours a week over 5 days and will include evenings and Weekends
  • one day per week to be spent at the college
  • This will involve shift patterns including early starts and late finishes, due to the location you will need to be able to travel to and from the West Wight.


  •  £135-180 per week


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Closing date for applications will be Friday 21st May 2021 and interviews for successful applicants, will be held shortly after.

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The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

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