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Job Title : Commis Chef Apprenticeship
Employer : St John's College
Location : Oxford , Oxfordshire, OX1 3JP
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Chef
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01538
Brief Description : St John’s College Oxford have a fantastic opportunity for a budding chef to join their kitchen team, learn the trade and work towards gaining a Level 2 Commis Chef Qualification.


Qualifications Required : None required, however, Maths and English will be assessed as part of the interview process.
Vacancy Detail : St John’s College is one of the larger colleges within the University of Oxford. St John's is a fantastic place to work, in the heart of Oxford. Its historic buildings and beautiful gardens are complemented by first class modern facilities. The College has around 650 students and 100 Fellows.

St John's College has an opportunity for an apprentice chef to join their kitchen team, along with catering for students, staff and Fellows of the College, St. John’s caters for private weddings, dinners and external conferences. The post holder will be required to work within a large brigade of chefs, in various food production areas. So the successful candidate will learn the trade alongside working towards gaining a Level 2 Commis Chef Qualification.

Duties will include:
• Ingredient preparation
• Cooking meals through various different cooking methods
• Plating up and presentation of food
• Taking instruction from senior chefs
• Cleaning and clearing down work stations
• Working in a safe manner at all times
• Portion control

• Assist the Chefs in the preparation of food to the highest standard
• Adhere to portion and waste controls
• Complete a variety of tasks, such as making fresh bread, pasta and ice cream
• Adhere to time schedules in the preparation and cooking of food
• Safety Regulations
• Comply with the Food Safety Act and general food hygiene regulations
• Comply with Health and Safety regulations and fire safety precautions (including COSHH and
• the correct use of Personal Protective Equipment)
• Comply with the College’s Health and Safety Policy
• Be aware of and follow the College’s allergy procedures
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 39 hours per week
Salary : £298.74 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 28/06/2019
Possible Start Date : 15/07/2019
Personal Qualities :  Passion for the food industry
 Self-motivated
 Conscientious
 Ability to work calmly under pressure
 Positive attitude to and pride in work
 Punctuality and reliability
 Smart appearance
Skills Required : Flexibility regarding working hours (the post holder must be willing to work weekends, evenings and help out where and when required)
Good interpersonal and communication skills (including an intermediate level of written and spoken English)
Future Prospects : Fixed Term 3 year contract with potential progression on to higher level programme once completed Commis Chef.
Training to be Provided : Commis Chef apprenticeship Level 2
Maths and English if required
Things to consider : 39 hours per week on a 5-days-out-of-7 basis, including evenings and weekends, on straight and split
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