Bar Shift Manager Apprenticeship J D Wetherspoon - W.G. Grace, Bristol

We're looking for people with personality, a can-do attitude and not afraid of hard work. In return, we will train and develop your skills to succeed in a career at Wetherspoon, offering an award-winning training programme and a competitive pay and benefits package.

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

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Closing date: 08 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    40 hour working week - Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The ideal applicant:

A shift manager supports the pub manager and, when running a shift, takes responsibility for the pub's operation. This includes motivating, supporting and organising the team, responding to customers, delegating tasks and working in all areas of the business, including in the kitchen and behind the bar.

Wetherspoon is looking for fun, enthusiastic, passionate people to join its hard-working teams. As it recruits for personality and is a UK Top Employer with an award-winning training programme - Wetherspoon knows that it can teach you the skills to succeed.

Pay and benefits include:

- starting salary of £24,804, increasing to £26,365 after training

(additional pay-weighting at selected locations and within the M25)

- complimentary meal and a drink on shift

- 40-hour working week

- employee discount

- bonus scheme (up to 25% of salary)

- free Wetherspoon shares (after a qualifying period)

- pension scheme

- loyalty reward scheme

- future pub management opportunities

The role:

- taking responsibility for the pub's operation, when running a shift, including compliance with company operating standards and legislation, dealing with customers, administration and cash management

- leading, supporting and motivating the team

- prioritising tasks, delegating and problem-solving

- working a variety of shifts across the week (including front of house and in the kitchen)

- delivering high standards in all areas: cleanliness, product quality, customer service, maintenance and atmosphere

At JD Wetherspoon, you will be working towards Hospitality Manager Level 4 Apprenticeship over the course of 15 months.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Hospitality Supervisor

Functional skills in maths and English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As a shift manager, you are not expected to take on any tasks which you haven't completed as part of your training on the relevant management academy modules. If you would like to progress in Wetherspoon, our award-winning training programme offers you the skills and knowledge which you will need to proceed and succeed. Speak to your pub manager about the opportunities available to you.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

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

Wetherspoon is a leading pub operator in the UK and Ireland. Founder and chairman Tim Martin opened the very first Wetherspoon in Muswell Hill, north London, in 1979. Today, Tim and the company run over 850 pubs and hotels, spread right across the UK and, more recently, in Ireland. During this 40-year history, Wetherspoon has repeatedly led the way with ground-breaking initiatives.


J D Wetherspoon - W.G. Grace, Bristol


42 High Street


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality manager

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Apr 2023