Café Assistant Apprentice Meet Me (Uk) Ltd

Would you like to work as part of a team for a family run business, gaining experience in a customer service and catering role? If so, we are looking for an Apprentice to join us in our busy café in the centre of Maidstone.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 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

    Working week and daily working hours to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeoparside your application.

If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered.

You will have a varied role and do what is necessary to help ensure the smooth running of our family business.

Duties include:

  • Meeting expectations of customers, providing good customer service.
  • Taking orders from customers to process.
  • Preparation and cleaning of tables and café in general.
  • Assisting with organisation of private events.
  • Preparing and serving food and drinks.
  • Assisting with preparation of new menu ideas.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Team player

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to improve and grow with the business
  • Desire to succeed within a catering environment
  • Smart and clean appearance

Qualifications required

GCSE (or equivalent) A*- D grades in English and Maths.

Future prospects

Potential for full time employment for the right candidate. There are opportunities to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3 qualification. Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions. The Qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment. Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies. Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Things to consider

We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst awaiting for your first wages to be paid. Travel Information The café is based in Maidstone town centre, 5 minute walk to train and bus stations.

About the employer

Meet Me Coffee shop was launched in 2014. We bring a unique and welcoming Cafe to Maidstone. Meet Me is a family run business which has a warm cafe/patisserie style with a friendly atmosphere.


Meet Me (Uk) Ltd



Pudding Lane


ME14 1PA

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Training provider

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level 2, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and the Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook.

It may be necessary for you to complete Functional Skills in English, Maths, and ICT – subject to previous achieved grades.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team 0800 731 4297 KT&

Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system – Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Oct 2017