Apprentice Hospitality Team Member - Down in Albion - REF: K002

Down in Albion is a town centre based coffee shop/bistro which was launched in 2018 following the success of The Albion Bakehouse. Due to this expansion, the team are looking to take on a dedicated Hospitality Team Member. They currently employ 18 staff and have had previous apprentices who have all been kept on in full-time employment.

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Day to day running of the kitchen space
  • Ensuring adequate crockery/cutlery is clean and available for service
  • Maintaining stock control and putting stock away
  • Running food if required
  • Cleaning food prep areas
  • Ensuring basic cleaning jobs are carried out as quickly as possible
  • Keeping the store room in good tidy order
  • Barista skills and simple food prep
  • Food preparation and production
  • Following food hygiene procedures
  • Maintaining food safety and quality

Key skills to be sucessful in your application:

  • Must be available weekends
  • Be able to work as part of a close knit team
  • Have dish washing and cleaning experience
  • Some customer service experience is beneficial but not essential
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance
  • Ability to work under pressure especially at busy times

Location: Prescot
Contracted hours: 30
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage + tips

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Thursday 11 July 2019

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