Intermediate Apprenticeship in Hospitality Services The Little Teapot Ashford Ltd

The Little Teapot located in Ashford is now looking for a friendly apprentice to work in a hospitality environment. The Little Teapot is a 1940’s styled family run tea room; they have a small but close team and are looking for a new staff member! They have excellent reviews and a 5* rating.

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Closing date: 07 Nov 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

    9 – 5 Mon – Sat 37.5 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Please DO NOT attempt to contact the employer to apply for this position as your application will not be considered.

Do you want to kick start your career with an exciting opportunity in the hospitality industry? The Little Teapot in Ashford are looking for an apprentice to join their friendly team. This is a vacancy which will require you to have a friendly approach with good communication skills with an interest in food. You'll be gaining hands on experience and professional training, whilst also gaining a level 2 qualification in hospitality services.

 Job roles to include:

  • Serving Customers
  • Front of house
  • Food preparation
  • Pot washing
  • Cleaning

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To have a keen interest in the Hospitality service environment 
  • Hardworking 
  • Friendly
  • Confident 
  • Able to use initiative

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Outgoing
  • Common sense
  • Organised 

Qualifications required

  • GCSE’s grade A-C or equivalent in Maths & English is favourable.

Future prospects

The successful candidate will be working towards a Level 2 NVQ in Hospitality Services with a view to progress onto full time employment

Things to consider

From the 1st April 2017 a National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices was introduced for young people aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new rate from October 2015 is £3.50 per hour. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age. Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded. We welcome applications aged 16 to 18, but recruitment would be based on merit. We welcome applications from candidates living in the Ashford area. PLEASE NOTE: The dates as entered for the interview/start dates for this opportunity are to be used as a guide and interviews will take place as close to this date as is reasonably practical for the employer followed by a start date offered by the employer. You will be required to work weekends & late evenings This employer dependent on work experience or GCSE grades may expect you to complete our pre-apprentice programme before progressing onto the apprenticeship. You will also be required to attend interviews in Folkestone with the training provider before you meet with the employer

About the employer

The Little Teapot is a family run tea room in Park Mall, Ashford and has been open since 11th July 2016. The Little Teapot offers a full range of high quality teas, coffees and other beverages, both hot and iced. They also specialise in home cooked/prepared breakfasts/lunch, delicious home baking and delight in serving beautifully presented cream/high teas, all served in their warm welcoming, vintage environment.


The Little Teapot Ashford Ltd



Park Mall


TN24 8RY

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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 Hospitality Services
  • Functional skills in English & Maths
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider

TNB Skills Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by That Nail Place Ltd

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Closing date: 07 Nov 2017