Apprentice Hospitality Team Member The George & 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.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 01 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

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.

The training you will be getting

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.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

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 excellent hospitality grounding and fantastic CV-worthy experience.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Outgoing, Friendly and courteous, Self - motivated, Reliable and trustworthy, Curiosity to learn, Strong work ethic, Hard working, Interest in people


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 4/C or above) Desired

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.


The George & Dragon






You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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


Claire Garner

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

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.