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Apprentice Hospitality Team Member George and Dragon

Do you fancy working at a traditional pub/restaurant with an enviable reputation which features in the latest BBC spy drama remake? The George and Dragon in picturesque Great Budworth is looking for a ‘budding Rocco Forte’ who is ambitious, hard-working and great with people to assist with its general running.

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Closing date: 11 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Five-day week to include Saturday and Sunday. Two days together as a rest period will follow in the week. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The George & Dragon, with its excellent reputation for food and drink and a warm welcome, is seeking a motivated, friendly and ambitious individual keen to kickstart their hospitality career in this front of house role.

The successful candidate would be required to make the most of this opportunity by developing fantastic ‘hospitality’ skills and knowledge such as recognising different customers’ needs, knowing how to match customers to the best products and working as part of a team which is committed to ensuring that visitors to this historic pub feel welcomed and looked after.

They would receive training to learn:

  • Product knowledge (such as the range of wines, real ales, gins and whiskeys which the pub stocks)
  • How to keep and pour real ale and manage a cellar
  • How to be adaptable to different circumstances and customer needs
  • How to cope well under pressure
  • Gain knowledge about food and The George & Dragon’s menu so as to be able to share it with customers
  • Handle money, record takings and understand the pub’s business operation at a basic level
  • Be responsible for monitoring and ordering stock

It should be noted that the successful candidate will be ‘buddied up’ with a more experienced member of staff who will be their mentor during their training.

There is also staff accommodation potentially available as part of the role.

The apprentice will be a valued member of The George & Dragon team who will receive their share of a staff tip pot, which is generously contributed to by customers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Outgoing personality
  • Friendly and courteous
  • Self-motivated
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Curiosity to learn (including about all aspects of running The George & Dragon)
  • A strong work ethic
  • Hard-working
  • Team player
  • Interest in people
  • Ability to interact and communicate with people with different personalities and backgrounds

Desired qualifications

GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths are desirable.

Future prospects

For the right candidate, there is great opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship, progressing to a management role.

The team at The George & Dragon are committed to first class training in a safe and supportive environment which will provide an excellent hospitality grounding and fantastic CV-worthy experience.

Things to consider

There will be travel involved to and from Great Budworth which is a rural community but there is staff accommodation potentially available.

About the employer

A striking, historic and traditional village pub/restaurant which is at the heart of the pretty Cheshire community of Great Budworth which it serves. The George and Dragon has an enviable reputation for food, real ales and a cosy, welcoming atmosphere which makes it popular among locals and as a destination dining experience.

It is run by Viscount Christopher Wright who has more than 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Along with the rest of the village, it has played host to many a film and TV crew who have used the pub and the village as a backdrop for their screen settings including, most recently, the BBC’s adaptation of War of the Worlds and a remake of The Ipcress File – a spy drama, based on the bestselling novel of the 1960s.


George and Dragon


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cheshire College South and West


Claire Garner

The candidate will follow a Level 2 Hospitality Team Member apprenticeship standard.

This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College - South and West.

If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A-C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 1 Functional Skill in the relevant subjects.

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality team member

Level 2 (GCSE)

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