Apprentice Commis Chef - Excel
Apprentice Commis Chef - Excel

Compass UK


Apprentice Commis Chef - Excel

À propos du poste

What we'll give:


SALARY:  £25,000.00 per annum

LOCATION: Compass Group UK & Ireland, Levy Restaurants, ExCel London Hospitality, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London. E16 1XL


HOURS/WORKING PATTERN: 40 hours per week Monday to Friday

DURATION: Minimum 12 months

Do you have a real passion for cooking and would love to improve your career as a Chef? Would you like to earn whilst you learn?

Well now is the time, as we have a very exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Commis Chef to join our team at our ExCel Royal Victoria Dock site.

You do not need to have any experience as full training will be provided as part of the Apprenticeship. This is ideal for a school leaver or someone wanting a career change. Apprenticeships are for everyone regardless of age!

Over a 12-15 month period you will be trained to become a fully Qualified Commis Chef.

What you'll be doing:

Based in one of our busy kitchens at the ExCel in London, duties would be varied. They would include, but not limited to:

  • To prepare and cook menu items as directed by the Sous / Head Chef.
  • To assist with stock taking when required.
  • To assist in the development and planning of menus, including future food trends, and to be   passionate about developing new styles of service and concepts in the location.
  • To ensure that customers are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded.
  • To be customer focused at all times, approachable and quick to exceed expectations in fulfilling customer needs.                                                       
  • To be a team player, assisting other team members when necessary.
  • To treat members of the team at location as you would expect to be treated.       
  • Assist with stock, deliveries and waste management, checking and recording in line with company policy’s.
  • To gain an understanding of food costing, sales mix and menu planning.             
  • To take responsibility for contributing towards your own development with the guidance of the Head Chef and attend training courses as identified
  • To show commitment to company values in all aspects of your role.
  • To act as a positive ambassador for the business.

There is no supervision of other staff.

More about the role:


An apprenticeship is a funded programme where an individual learns new skills, knowledge and behaviours in a chosen sector. An apprenticeship will enable you to work and earn a wage whilst developing and gaining new skills as an employee.

Alongside your day to day duties, you will complete the  Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship. .  This is a nationally recognised qualification and the primary objective of the Commis Chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. You will attend college 1 day each week during term-time and will be supported through this qualification by your Personal Development Coach.  You will be visited at your place of work. All travel expenses will be covered by your employer. You are not expected to complete any of your Apprenticeship work outside of your working hours.

Who you are:
  • An innovative and creative individual
  • Great customer service skills
  • Enthusiastic, motivational, someone who strives for excellence
  • Honest, transparent and consistent
  • Flexible approach with a “can do” attitude
  • Communication and relationship building skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Passionate about food
  • Not afraid to positively challenge
  • A strong interest to have a career in cooking
  • Keen and willing to learn
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Able to work well with others
  • Commitment to learn and to the apprenticeship
Who we are:


We are the world’s largest caterer, a Company that employ more Chefs than anyone else so we know a thing or two about developing our people for real careers. 

Compass Group UK and Ireland specialise in providing food, vending and related services in our clients' premises. The company operates across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Defence, Offshore & Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.

Click here and take a look at our website for more information

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You will be working for our Levy sector. Levy Restaurants isa market leader and guardian of a number of specialist catering and hospitality brands. Levy Restaurants UK focusses on creating bespoke food and drink experiences to satisfy the diverse and dynamic sports, leisure and events sector as well as iconic arenas and conferencescentres. And while no two clients concepts are ever the same, every client benefits from Levy’s good, honest food and heartfelt hospitality.  

Our brands include LSS, Keith Prowse,Leiths, The Jockey Club Catering, Lime and Payne & Gunter.  

Click here and take a look at our website for more information  


We offer you the opportunity to be part of a fun and exciting team, where you have the opportunity and support to develop and progress your career.

We offer more than the National Apprentice Minimum wage. For all our Apprentices, we offer the National Minimum Wage.

We have supported hundreds of people in further developing their career through an Apprenticeship. Take the time to look through our careers website so you can see for yourself how completing an Apprenticeship with Compass continues to make a positive impact.


Your Apprenticeship is fully funded by Compass UK and Ireland, via the Apprenticeship Levy.

As a company, our Apprenticeship programme is subject to regulation from Ofsted and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). For that reason, each candidate must meet certain criteria’s in order to be eligible for funding.  This ensures our offer is compliant with all the quality and funding rules. Therefore, you will be required to complete the following:

Eligibility Questionnaire – the questions asked here will determine if we can claim funding for your apprenticeship training with our training provider and the rules for this are set out in the ESFA funding rules 2021/2022.

Initial Assessments – These are positioning tests in English and Maths. Whilst they do not directly affect your eligibility for the apprenticeship, they provide us with your current level of learning and help us build an individual learner journey.  This will establish if you are working at the required level in Maths & English that is needed in order for you to complete the learning within your chosen apprenticeship.

European Social Fund – The Skills  Funding  Agency operates as a co-financing organisation for  ESF  and assures  EU funding  is correctly spent. The  European Social Fund  ( ESF ) is a structural  fund  from the  European  Union. It improves the skills of the workforce and helps people who have difficulties finding work. All our apprenticeships are compliant with ESF funding.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Apprentice Commis Chef - Excel

London, Royaume-Uni

Temps plein, Indéfini

Date de début du contrat:Dès que possible

Date d'entrée en fonction (au plus tard):

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