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Commis Chef

Welsh Government
The White House White House Hotel Holywell Road, Rhuallt St. Asaph LL17 0AW
£5.00 per hour
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Hospitality & Travel
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship


Our busy restaurant and SPA are looking for a Commis Chef who is passionate about cooking and has a willingness to learn. The role is made up of many varying responsibilities including; Preparing, cooking and presenting high quality dishes within the speciality section. Assisting the other chefs in creating menu items, recipes and developing dishes.
Preparing meat and fish.
• Assisting in the food preparation process
• Cooking and preparing elements of high quality dishes
• Preparing vegetables, meats and fish
• Assisting other Chefs
• Helping with deliveries and restocking
• Assisting with stock rotation
• Cleaning stations
• Contributing to maintaining kitchen and food safety standards.

Additional information

For further information on the White House Rhuallt please visit



• Basic knowledge of all kitchen sections
• Ability to work under supervision of a limited range.
• Ability to produce good quality basic food.
• Understanding of health and safety
• Understanding of basic food hygiene practices
• Good oral communication
• Team management skills
• High level of attention to detail
• Good level of numeracy·Enthusiasm to develop your own skills and knowledge plus those around you
• Adaptability to change and willingness to embrace new ideas and processes
• Ability to work unsupervised and deliver quality work
• Positive and approachable manner
• Team player qualities


Training will be provided through an apprenticeship scheme
• Level 1 and 2 Food Safety Awards.
• Minimum 6 months relevant experience.
• Awareness of manual handling techniques.
• Awareness of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and chemical safety.
• Experience of kitchen equipment.
• Experience of dangerous equipment such as knives.
• Competent level of English spoken and written.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Level 2 Apprenticeship in professional Cookery

About the employer

The White House White House Hotel
Holywell Road, Rhuallt
St. Asaph
LL17 0AW

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Interview on site at White House Rhuallt


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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