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Bar and Waiting Apprentice The Golden Lion

Greene King are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and confident applicant to join their team as a Bar and Waiting Apprentice. Applicants must be willing to work evenings and weekends and have a passion for customer service!

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

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Closing date: 21 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £196.80 - £267.30

  • Working week

    30 Hours per working week. Shifts TBA.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    65 weeks

  • Possible start date

    28 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    02 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As the UK's leading pub retailer and brewer, we have some exciting plans for ours and your future. We are passionate about investing in our 40,000 people and as we grow, we will need more exceptional talent to help us continue to pour happiness into people's lives. Working in one of our 1,700 managed pubs, hotels or restaurants, the role provides an amazing opportunity to work in a fun and challenging environment to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to start a career in hospitality.  

Our award-winning apprenticeship programme has been specifically designed to promote development along the Greene King Career Pathway where you will gain a nationally recognised qualification. You will be employed by Greene King from day one with the scheme providing .Upon completion you will have the opportunity to progress to the next level. licensed hospitality sector.    

As an Apprentice in Bar & Waiting you don’t need to have experience as we’ll teach you everything you need… All you need is a warm and friendly personality, willingness to learn and a genuine love for what you do. 

It’s our people that make our pubs special and we think the best hospitality comes from people who can be themselves and show customers their personality.  

Responsibilities included in this role: 

  • Maintenance of a safe, hygienic and secure working environment 
  • Working effectively as part of a hospitality team 
  • Serve food at the table 
  • Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation 
  • Serve alcoholic and soft drinks 
  • Keep up to date with new products, menus and promotions 
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures and licensing laws 
  • Be involved and contribute at all team meetings 
  • Carry out instructions as given by management and head office 


  • 33% staff discount at Greene King managed pubs  
  • Friends and Family discount at Greene King managed pubs  
  • Discounts off high-street retail brands  
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Enrolment into the company pension scheme (if eligible) 
  • Access to Wagestream – providing a variety of financial tools to support money management   
  • Up to 28 days holiday 

What your apprenticeship includes 

  •  A mixture of face to face and skype/phone catch ups every 4 - 6 weeks 
  •  A mixture of on and off the job training, including workshops and webinars 
  •  Reviews every 12 weeks with the Apprentice, Line Manager and Lifetime Trainer 
  •  Feedback sessions to discuss progress 

 Obtain Functional Skills in English and maths (if you don’t already have GCSE

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent customer service 
  • Good teamworking skills
  • Strong communication skills 
  • The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment 
  • Organised multitasker  
  • Creativity and imagination for food presentation

Personal qualities

Desired personal qualities 

  • Passionate about developing your skills in the hospitality sector 
  • A willingness and desire to learn 
  • A smart and tidy appearance 
  • Tact and diplomacy for dealing with demanding customers 
  • High standards of cleanliness and hygiene  
  • A flexibility to work weekends and evenings

Desired qualifications

No previous qualifications required.

Future prospects

Ongoing training and development.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

About the employer

Greene King's Local Pubs boast some of the most breath-taking, fun-filled and relaxing pubs in the country. Found in towns and cities across England and Wales, from a scenic Dorset pub to a city centre spot to meet friends - Greene King will have something that fits the bill.


The Golden Lion



Church Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd



  • Bar and Waiting Apprentice Level 2 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English

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: 21 Dec 2021