Apprentice Commis Chef – Leicester

What we’ll give:


SALARY: 9.50 per hour

LOCATION: Leicester Tigers RFC, Welford Road Stadium, Aylestone Road, Leicester LE2 7TR

REPORTING TO: Matthew Whiteman

HOURS/WORKING PATTERN: 40 hrs/week, 5 days out of 7. Earliest start 7am, latest finish 10pm working 8.5 hour shifts (30 minute lunch during this time)

DURATION: 12-15 months

Do you have a real passion for cooking and would love a 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 Leicester Tigers RFC.

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.

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 be supported through this qualification by your Personal Development Coach who will visit you at your place of work every 6-10 weeks. You will also attend 6 workshops including an Introduction day at a location outside your normal 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 normal working hours and will be given set time each week to complete your work.

Who you are:

  • Passionate about food
  • A strong interest to have a career in cooking
  • Keen and willing to learn
  • Ability to follow instructions precisely
  • Honest, transparent and consistent
  • Flexible approach with a “can do” attitude
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Punctual and reliable
  • What you’ll be doing:

    Based in our busy kitchen at Leicester Tigers RFC your role will be:

  • 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.