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Apprentice Cafe Counter Assistant The Refreshment Bar

Apprentice Cafe Counter Assistant based at The Refreshment Bar in Blackburn. Working as part of the Cafe and Front of House Team learning all aspects of the operation of the Cafe and kitchen.

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

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.00 - £172.00

  • Working week

    Days and times to be confirmed - 5 days out of 7 on a rota basis

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Apprentice Café Assistant will work as part of the catering and front of house team learning all aspects of the operation of the kitchen and café, including preparing food from fresh and seasonal ingredients, making drinks/Barista work, taking orders, handling cash, serving customers and cleaning, setting up and clearing tables.

The Café Assistant will also:

Main responsibilities and tasks with full training provided - kitchen/café:

  • Assisting with all food preparation and cooking in the kitchen
  • Maintaining the highest standards of food preparation and presentation
  • Maintaining excellent hygiene practices and levels of cleanliness and all relevant checks and records e.g. cleaning and temperature records
  • Washing and drying up
  • Assisting with the setup, set down and cleaning of the café and kitchen according to procedure on a daily basis and as required
  • Other tasks as required including for example helping with external catering orders, customer surveys/encouraging customer feedback, assisting with marketing and promotion

Front of house:

  • Preparing and serving cold and hot drinks (Barista training provided)
  • Greeting and serving customers in a pleasant and courteous manner
  • Taking food and drink orders and using the till/cash and card handling
  • Checking that orders have been correctly delivered and charged
  • Helping to keep the café environment safe, pleasant and welcoming
  • Helping with stock control and ordering processes

Other duties:

  • Supporting the Café Manager and staff team with menu planning and researching market trends
  • Helping with the marketing and promotion of the café 
  • Assisting with customer feedback/surveys
  • Using your own initiative and seeing what tasks need to be done
  • Maintaining standards and quality of service

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must have good practical ability and a good knowledge of working to food hygiene and safety regulations
  • Communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Keen and willing to learn 
  • Punctual and reliable

Desired qualifications

  • No formal qualifications required

Future prospects

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship you could progress into full-time employment

Things to consider

  • The company may wish to interview applicants before the closing date, resulting in the vacancy being filled before the given date

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

About the employer

The Refreshment Bar is a long established cafe based in Blackburn, providing excellent freshly produced sandwiches and cakes.


The Refreshment Bar






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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North Lancs Training Group Ltd


North Lancs Training Group 01254 395355

  • Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Catering and Hospitality, including NVQ and functional skills Maths and English
  • Work based learning

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality team member

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Oct 2021