We are looking for someone who would like to experience both front of house and kitchen duties. For front of house, the role is to welcome and serve customers, take orders, prepare drinks and carry out general cleaning tasks. In the kitchen, typical tasks include food preparation, maintaining stock levels and preparing customer orders.

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

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Closing date: 08 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch. We are flexible to discuss working days and times to suit the successful candidate.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Food preparation – ensure food stock levels are well managed throughout the day and top up as required. This includes making our sandwich fillings and preparing salad items.
  • Serve customers – ensure friendly, professional and efficient service at all times.
  • Drink preparation – use the coffee machine to prepare high quality drinks.
  • Cleaning – ensure all areas of the kitchen and café are kept clean and tidy, following health and safety rules.
  • Baking – ensure the patisserie fridge is well stocked for the next working day. We make all of our cakes, sweet treats and scones.

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 2 Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Functional Skills (if required).
  • College attendance will be required one day per week. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This role can open up many opportunities for future progression. After completing this apprenticeship, ongoing studies at level three are possible. As an “all-rounder” role, it also gives the apprentice a very good insight into both front of house and kitchen roles. This can enable the apprentice to then decide if they would like to concentrate more on one area in their future career.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent maths and English (Grade 9-2/A*-E) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

This role requires the apprentice to be standing/on their feet for their whole shift. Working with food also means fingernails should be kept free from any polishes/varnishes/creams/false nails. Food hygiene practises are extremely important to adhere to so an understanding of these are a must. Long hair must be tied back securely and closed toe, flat shoes should be worn.

About the employer

Something Scrummy has been operating in Braintree town centre for over ten years. We started as a small take-away sandwich shop and in the last year, have expanded into a larger café premises. We use locally sourced products where possible. Our bread is delivered fresh every morning from a local baker and we use locally roasted, speciality grade coffee beans for our espresso-based drinks. We make all of our own cakes and sweet treats. Our brunch and lunch menus are made to order to ensure that the customer receives the freshest and best quality products we can offer. Being a small, family owned business, we feel this is a great benefit to someone joining as an apprentice. We can provide full support in the workplace and there will always be someone available to offer extra help where needed. Joining our team also allows you to qualify for staff discount and also take a share of any tips received each month. Our hourly apprenticeship rate is also above the minimum apprenticeship wage.




Something Scrummy at Braintree Museum

Manor Street



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team

01206 712043

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality team member

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 08 Dec 2023