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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

Peer Apprentice Liaison and Diversion

HUMANKIND CHARITY
Middlesbrough Police Station, Zetland Road, Middlesbrough TS1 1EG
Posted
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Liaison and Diversion Team as a Peer Apprentice, based at Middlesbrough. The successful candidate will help improve the lives of people with vulnerabilities as they go through the custody and court process. You will work as part of a team to provide support/guidance to engage with relevant services.
Course Route
Care services
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
30.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Early Years Apprentice

Pelton Community 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

Manufacturing Apprentice

TWR TRADE FRAMES LIMITED
3-4 WHITEHOUSE WAY, SOUTH WEST INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PETERLEE SR8 2RA
Posted
TWR Tradeframes Ltd is a family owned business and one of the UK’s leading aluminium trade fabricators manufacturing and assembling aluminium bi-folding doors. They are looking for 2 apprentices to join their team, who will work alongside the Production Manager to gain experience and knowledge of fabrication and manufacturing techniques.
Course Route
Engineering and manufacturing
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
40.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE