Apprentice Commis Chef – Bartletts Green Farm Restaurant Tea Rooms


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£4.30 per hour

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 Bartletts Green Farm Tea Rooms and Restaurant as an Apprentice Commis Chef.

This is a unique opportunity for a Trainee Apprentice Commis Chef to join the kitchen team.

Located on the outskirts of Ryde, near Busy Bee and Tesco, Bartletts are a traditional Tea Room serving loose leaf teas, LaVazza coffee, a selection of freshly baked home-made cakes, scones and freshly prepared light lunches and has recently opened on Friday and Saturday evenings as a Restaurant.

Set in the grounds of Bartletts Green Farm, the tea room is a sanctuary of peace just a few metres from the hustle and bustle of Ryde. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind. In the Spring and Summer, you can sit outside and watch the pond life and, in the Autumn, and Winter they will have the wood-burning stove aglow.

Working under the guidance of the senior chef, the business is now looking for a creative individual  who is passionate about food to join their small friendly team as an apprentice Commis Chef.

Tasks and Responsibilities will include:

  • Support Senior Chef with the food preparation process
  • Cooking and preparing elements of their high-quality dishes
  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Maintain a clean and safe kitchen environment
  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation
  • Support team with general day to day run of business 


Essential Qualities:

  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Organised
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Ability to follow and implement instructions
  • Show a willingness to learn and strive within the business
  • Confident
  • Enthusiastic
  • Punctual and hard-working
  • Well-presented with good personal hygiene
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints
  • Work well as part of the team

Qualifications Required:

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

Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprenticeship duration will be between 12 – 15 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:

  • Between 23 and 33 hours
  • To include early mornings, late evenings and Saturdays (may include Sundays from Spring next year)


  •  Starting at £4.30 per hour with the potential of an increase based on skills and knowledge

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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