Food & Beverage Apprenticeship - Level 2 The Blacksmiths Arms

Working in this busy pub/restaurant the suitable candidate will be working within the front of house area.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday-Sunday - on a rota system 5 days over 7

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has a true interest and passion in the catering industry and really wants to get on the ladder to a long and successful career.  Hardworking, good listener & communicator, can work well within the team and use their own initiative and in return the right candidate would be working with highly trained and motivated staff that will pass on their skills knowledge and expertise.  Excellent communication skills are essential due to the nature of this post.

  • To meet and greet customers
  • To answer the telephone
  • To set tables
  • To collect monies
  • To take food orders
  • To clean the bar/kitchen/front of house area
  • To serve food and drinks
  • To Work behind the bar area
  • To clear away food and drinks
  • To assist in all sections of the kitchen operation when needed, to ensure that statutory obligations and Company standards are met, that a smooth, efficient service is maintained and that the product provided is of the highest standards
  • Adhere to strict food & hygiene regulations
  • Have knowledge and follow company and statutory Health and safety.
  • To adhere to any cleaning rotas
  • Maintain personal hygiene standards at all times
  • Maintain a workload rate that ensures the kitchen/bar/front of house operation is efficient and avoid any disturbances to service.
  • Work well under the instruction of head chef and other team members as a team and using your own initiative.
  • Ensure the kitchen/front of House and bar area are kept clean and tidy, pots, crockery and utensils and glasses etc are cleaned and put away.
  • To communicate well with other members of the team

Have a true interest and passion for the catering and hospitality industry, patient and be willing to learn.

And any other duties commensurate with the grade and falling within the scope of the post, as requested by Management.

For the right applicant there is the possibility of a job at the end of the apprenticeship

Apprentices must show commitment to the following:

  • To achieve apprentice framework (Key Skills, NVQ and Technical Certificate) within the specified time frame
  • Attend the apprenticeship induction programme
  • Attend all of the training sessions for the programme whenever necessary
  • Undertake any other required development work as part of the apprenticeship programme as requested
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by senior staff.
  • To complete training assignments and maintain a student portfolio, which will be assessed by an assessor
  • Framework.

    Apprenticeship start throughout the year and are open to any age of candidate.


    It is important that qualifications are listed on your application no matter what the grade, as your application is sifted and sent to the employer based on meeting the Employers Vacancy Criteria.

    Please log into NAS  (National Apprenticeship Service) on a regular basis and look at the “Read Feedback” section against each individual application .

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Multi tasker,
  • Polite,
  • Able to follow instructions but also show initiative,
  • Good communication skills,
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure and at speed.
  • Candidates must be flexible regarding working hours

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking,
  • Be able to work long shifts on their feet,
  • Enthusiastic,
  • Attentive.
  • Enthusiastic approach to all aspects of work.
  • Excellent timekeeping,
  • Professional and presentable appearance,
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Have a true interest and passion for the catering and hospitality industry, patient and be willing to learn.

Qualifications required

2 GCSE’s at Grade A* to E or the equivalent functional skills qualifications

Future prospects

Possible progression onto an advanced level in Catering and Hospitality

Things to consider

This position will involve long periods of standing Please provide a mobile telephone number on your application, if successful, an invitation via text message will be sent to you, to attend college for approval on the apprenticeship programme. It is essential you attend this interview to process in full your application to the employer. Please note that certificates showing acquired qualifications are required as part of your application, please bring with you the following information to your approval meeting at college: • Photographic proof of ID • Qualification certificates • National Insurance Number • Updated CV Please send your updated CV to If you require help with putting together a CV or Interview skills, please contact: 01226 216 123 for our FREE Workshops.

About the employer

The Blacksmiths Arms, one of the oldest buildings in Millhouse Green, was built almost 200 years ago and originally incorporated a blacksmith's forge, serving the local farmers using the road between Penistone and Manchester, now known as the A628 Woodhead Road. Landlord Daniel & kylie took the pub over recently, providing a warm welcome to a traditional pub with cask ales and value for money, quality pub food. The four newly refurbished, comfortable en-suite bedrooms are available all year round. Special rates are available for longer stays, and frequent business guests. Conveniently situated close to the Trans Pennine Trail, The Blacksmiths is popular with walkers and cyclists seeking rest and refreshment (dogs are welcome in the bar area). FREE WI-FI FOR ALL CUSTOMERS.


The Blacksmiths Arms



Manchester Road


S36 9NQ

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Training provider


Delivery to be completed onsite and day release at Barnsley College, Student  to complete an intermediate technical certificate in Hospitality

Functional Skills in Maths and English if required

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Julia Caldwell 01226 216 166

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017