The role

Job title
Bar and waiting apprentice

Watergate Bay

37.5 hours per week

£5.72 per hour

Job type
Apprenticeship - Starting September 2019, 2 year fixed-term contract

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Bar and waiting apprentice

We are on the hunt for a bar and waiting apprentice to join the team at the Watergate Bay from September 2019 on a 2 year fixed-term contract.

Watchful Mary is a new continental-style bar for the Bay set on the sea wall.

Shaped by stories of co-founder Mary Ashworth’s sightings of the sunset’s rare Green Flash (a ray of green light that, if conditions are right, can apparently be glimpsed as the sun dips below the horizon), Watchful Mary is a bar for the whole Bay to enjoy. With unbroken views to the horizon, you might just be lucky enough to glimpse the Green Flash from Watchful Mary. From views to flavours to vibe, there’ll be nowhere else in the Bay like it. Think laidback drinking and grazing, with the music stepping up as the sun goes down.

What you would be doing on a weekly basis

  • Learning how to provide different service styles of food and drinks within the four different restaurants and bars, ensuring a high standard is maintained at all times to guests that reflects the company’s brand

  • Learning to ensure that the food and beverage is correctly presented and served in accordance with service procedures laid down by each restaurant manager and training manuals

  • Learning to ensure that the restaurant (or station) is fully laid up in accordance with standards and that all linen and tableware is of a high standard

  • Learning how to be at all times helpful and courteous towards customers

  • Learning to recognise sales opportunities when they arise and act on them

  • Learning to serve your customers in a friendly, timely, relaxed yet professional and genuine manner

  • Learning how to keep a restaurant section clean & tidy, including the floor area

  • Learning how to deal effectively with customer feedback and complaints

  • Learn how to maintain and further the excellence of the Hotel following statutory Food Safety, Licensing Laws and Health & Safety regulations

  • Maintaining an organised, clean and safe work place, not only for yourself but also for those around you

  • Continually building on product knowledge

  • Learning to prepare hot and cold beverages to company standard in each restaurant or bar

What you offer

  • GCSE or equivalent grade C/4 or above in Maths and English

  • Good communication skills

  • Good attention to detail

  • Calm under pressure

  • Flexible attitude to working hours and variable shift patterns

  • Interest and passion for the food industry

Why you should choose Watergate Bay

  • Watergate Bay Hotel is a relaxed professional place to work in a beautiful location right on the beach

  • Excellent career prospects in an ever expanding organisation.

  • Special rates for you and your friends & family to stay at Watergate Bay Hotel

  • Staff discounts on treatments in Swim Club

  • Discounts for you and your friends & family at Zacry’s, The Beach Hut, Living Space, Watchful Mary and Fifteen Cornwall

  • Staff discounts at Shop on the Beach and other partner businesses

  • Free surf lessons and free use of surfboards and wetsuits from the Extreme Academy

  • Social events throughout the year