Compass Chef Academy

Got a passion for cooking? A career as a chef? The Compass Chef Academy is recruiting now.

Culinary Traineeship

Curious about a career as a chef? Join the Culinary Traineeship short course to gain experience in real-life kitchens and a qualification. It’s a great progression route to the Chef Academy.

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What is an Apprenticeship?

A chef Apprenticeship with Compass Group UK & Ireland involves working in a full-time job and earning a salary, whilst undertaking a level 2 qualification in professional cookery.

Who are Compass Group UK & Ireland Apprenticeships for & can I apply?

Compass Group UK & Ireland is looking to recruit Apprentices aged 16-24 who are UK residents and not currently studying on any other type of course.

Where will my Apprenticeship be based with Compass Group UK & Ireland, how long will it last and what training is involved?

Your Apprenticeship will take place in one of Compass’ busy kitchens - from a football club, to a concert venue, private school or the head office of a big city business. Compass will select the right place for you that is not too far from home. The dishes that you cook each day will count towards getting your qualification.

You’ll also have some days off each month to attend dedicated training days with your Academy Manager, where you’ll get a chance to work with other Apprentices. Within 12 months, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a culinary star of the future.

What happens after I have completed my Apprenticeship with Compass Group UK & Ireland?

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will be promoted to a Commis Chef within Compass Group UK & Ireland.

Compass will make every effort during this time to develop your skills and knowledge so that in time, and with a little bit of hard work, you may even become one of our Head Chefs!

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