Bonjour, we’re Côte.
We believe life should be full of flavour. Yes, we’re foodies – but we’re actually in the business of making memories. Founded in Wimbledon in 2007 with a mission to deliver quality, French-inspired food, extraordinary service, and a whole-hearted enjoyment of life, we now have a 3,000-strong team and 85 restaurants (and counting) across the UK.
There are so many reasons to join Côte.
We’re on an exciting new journey – and our team will play a huge part in making it happen. That means when you’re with us, every day is an opportunity to aim higher. Because we’re invested in your development, so you’ll get out as much as you put in. And we encourage you to bring your unique flavour to work, because we value the diversity of our teams. Best of all, the work you do brings joy to others. Sound good? Maybe you belong with us.
We’re looking for Apprentice Chefs to come and join us at Côte. Come and work in a kitchen where you’ll enjoy flexible working hours and find great fun and serious Chef skill in equal portions—it all goes into making great food you’ll be proud to put your name to.
If you are willing to be curious with food, own your learning journey, share success with your team members and make it special for our guest, then we can show you exactly what it takes to become a Côte star
- Working alongside our Kitchen Team
- Learning food preparation techniques
- Cooking and presenting meals to a high standard
- Working under pressure to ensure meals are served on time
- Helping with general cleaning required in the kitchen
- Adhering to hygiene and health and safety standards
What in it for you
- Gain a Level 2 Commis Chef qualification
- Be supported by Apprentice Mentors, a Babcock Coach and your Line Manager
- Off job training which include bespoke Master Classes, webinars and business focused fun projects
- Face to face and remote learning
The good stuff.
- Awesome pay rates including service charge with flexible hours available
- We pay all our teams fortnightly because who doesn’t love a payday?
- Every shift you work, we’ve got you covered with meals from our employee menu (thanks Chef)!
- Treat yourself, family and friends to 50% discount off our food at any Côte
- We love meeting new people who share our passion of making it special, which means you can earn up to £3,000 for referring people to join Côte
- Discounts up for grabs with over 200 retailers and brands via Perk box
- We take well-being seriously, so you’ll have access to Smart Health, which offers a 24/7 support
- We’re here for the curious, so it’s no surprise there are loads of opportunities when it comes to internal development programmes, we have some big plans coming this year!
- Company pension scheme & life assurance scheme
As an Apprentice you will be completing a Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship with Babcock Training.
To become an apprentice, you must:
- be 16 or over
- not already be in full-time education
You can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career or want a change. You can have a previous qualification like a degree and still start an apprenticeship.
As an apprentice you’ll:
- have regular one to one sessions with a dedicated trainer either remotely or through visits to your workplace
- learn and train for a specific job
- get paid and receive holiday leave
- get hands-on experience in a real job
- study for at least 20% of your working hours
- complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
- be on a career path with lots of future potential
- be entitled to an NUS card https://www.apprenticeextra.co.uk/
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.
As an Apprentice you will complete a Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard.
Apprenticeship standards are aimed at developing skills within the Apprentices’ chosen career route, each standard has set knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be successful within the job role. This will include the completion of functional skills in maths and English
Once the apprentice has completed a minimum of 12 months training and the employer and Babcock regional trainer confirm they have met all the requirements of the standard they will be put through to end point assessment
The end point assessment is independent from the training and includes a variety of assessment methods which test the skills and knowledge of the apprentice to ensure they are fully competent in their role. Each Apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a structured programme of teaching, e-learning, face to face training and workplace mentoring; this will encourage and help them to meet the requirements of the new standards and will prepare them for the end of point assessment.
This vacancy is closed to applications.