Trainee Chef De Partie Apprentice – The Royal Hotel

Catering, Hospitality & Bar

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Catering, Hospitality & Bar
Full Time
Above National Apprenticeship Minimum wage depending on skillset

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 Royal Hotel as a Trainee Chef De Partie.

This is a unique opportunity for a Trainee Chef De Partie to join the kitchen team at this exquisite, luxury hotel.

Surrounded by cliffs and windswept headlands forming an especially beautiful part of the coastal footpath and English Channel, Ventnor possess an unrivalled and enduring beauty.

The Royal Hotel is nestled into exotic south facing gardens overlooking Ventnor’s stunning coastline.

Built in 1832, The Royal is one of the oldest hotels on the island and shares the rare privilege of being one of only 30 establishments to be listed in every Michelin Guide since it was first published in 1911. The Royal was also the first hotel on the island to achieve Four AA stars and has held 2 AA Rosettes for excellent food for over 20 years.

If you believe you have what it takes to be a part of this wonderful team, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Tasks and Responsibilities will include:

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Head Chef, the successful kitchen team member will be given responsibility for a specific section of the kitchen, and will be expected to organise their team to produce food of the highest standard in the given time.

  • To work with the Head Chef and other members of the brigade to maintain high standards in the quality of food its preparation and presentation
  • To work in all areas of the kitchen depending on the daily needs of the Head chef
  • To ensure the smooth running and organisation of the given section
  • To make sure the work area remains clean and tidy at all times with particular care being shown at the end of a shift making sure that all food is properly wrapped, labelled and stored in the correct manner to avoid wastage and spoilage
  • To comply with all statutory Food Hygiene and Health and Safety regulations
  • To follow all instructions from Head and Sous Chefs and to give instruction and training to Commis and Trainee Chefs

     Essential Qualities:

  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Organised
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Good time keeping and communication skills are vital
  • Ability to follow and implement instructions
  • Show a willingness to learn and be trained
  • Confident
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hard -working
  • Punctual and hard-working
  • Well-presented with good personal hygiene

Qualifications Required:

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

Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Chef De Partie Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprenticeship duration will be between 18 months + 3 months for End Point Assessment
  • Functional Skills – if not already achieved a GCSE C/4 (or above) in maths 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 which will include evenings and Weekends
  • One day per week to be spent at the college
  • The successful candidate will be on a probationary period reviewed as per company policy


  •  Above National Apprenticeship Minimum wage depending on skillset

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:

Once qualified and dependant on company needs at the time, there may be a permanent position available for the successful candidate.

So, if this sounds like the next step you want to take with your career, then please apply with a CV and Cover Letter telling us why you feel you would be the ideal person to take on this brilliant opportunity!!

*Please note applications without both a CV and Covering Letter will not be considered. *

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