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Apprentice Food and Beverage Assistant

Lifetime Training
£224.70 - 312.60 per week
Closing date
24 Dec 2023

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Hospitality & Travel
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
12-18 months

Job Details

Wetherspoon opens its doors early in the morning and sometimes doesn't close them until late at night, so offering great flexibility of working hours.

You must be over 18 to serve alcohol; however, if you are younger, we may still have positions available for you - please search for kitchen or floor staff vacancies.

What's in it for you?

- We offer competitive hourly rates for all of our team members:

- a free meal and a drink, when working

- a 50% discount on food and soft drinks, when working; a 20% discount on all food, drinks and hotel accommodation (for you and up to three guests), when not working

- £1 extra per hour, for hours worked between midnight and 5.59am

- bonus scheme - earn up to 19% of your pay

- availability of guaranteed-hours contracts and variable-hours contracts -paid holiday

- free shares (after a qualifying period)

- loyalty reward scheme

The role:

At a glance, your role is to deliver excellent customer service to make hungry and thirsty customers happy!

- ensuring that all food and drinks are served to the correct specification

- always welcoming to customers - interact, say 'hello'; just as important, say 'thank you' and 'goodbye'

- building, maintaining and enhancing customer relations to enrich customers' experiences during visits

- encouraging customers' loyalty by consistent, good performance

- being aware of, and knowledgeable about, all promotions, events and new pub products

- receiving and delivering customer orders (either face to face or via the app), achieving service standards at all times

- taking pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness in all areas

- responding to any customer feedback in a positive and helpful manner, seeking support if required

At J D Wetherspoon, alongside your day-to-day work, you will be working towards your Hospitality Team Member - Food and Beverage Service Level 2 Qualification over the course of 15 months. This is a blended learning experience, delivered in your pub individually by an experienced Lifetime coach. There will be a mix of face-to-face and remote (telephone/video-call) visits, whichever mix suits you best. Your apprenticeship will be tailored to your individual development needs and will deliver life-long knowledge, skills, behaviours and confidence.

To find out more about careers with J D Wetherspoons please visit


Lifetime provides award-winning apprenticeship programmes and expert strategy advice. We are specialists in delivering apprenticeships across the Business Services, Management, Health and Social Care, Early Years, Active Leisure, Hospitality and Retail sectors between levels 2 to 5. We’ve developed through organic growth and strategic acquisitions over the last 25 years to become the UK's largest national provider of apprenticeships. We support over 20,000 learners a year, using our extensive knowledge and robust resource. Our team of over 1,000 employees ensures that we provide high quality, national coverage. Lifetime's Head Office houses our Operations 'Support Hub', while our delivery teams of Regional Trainers, English and maths Tutors, Area Managers, and Quality Improvement Coaches are field-based throughout the UK. This ensures that we can offer nationwide coverage with local delivery.

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0333 014 3669

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