Apprentice Events and Hospitality Assistant - £189 pw - Horsham

£189 pw, 35 hrs pw
18 Jan 2019
15 Feb 2019
Apprenticeship Recruitment Mel Carswell
Contract Type

About Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate

Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate in West Sussex, England is part of the Benguela Collection, which consists of Leonardslee House & Gardens, Lower Beeding, West Sussex, England, Benguela Cove Wine Estate in Walker Bay, Hermanus, Western Cape, Nom Nom an eaterie and wine bar in Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa and Lakeside Lodge & Spa, a small boutique 5-star hotel that is located in the garden route, South Africa.

The Benguela Collection is owned and operated by Zimbabwean born entrepreneur, Penny Streeter OBE and her family. The terroir in West Sussex is similar to the terroir in Champagne, France and the family aim to erect a new cellar on the 500-acre site and produce a premium English sparkling wine. The wines from Benguela Cove are sold at Mannings Heath and with wines from both the northern and southern hemisphere on the cards, as well as passionate team of winemakers and ambassadors the Benguela brand is set to grow.

The unique wines of South Africas very own Benguela Cove, can be found here right in the heart of the Sussex countryside. With our tasting room being open 7 days a week, all our wines are available to taste, and purchase to take home.

The Benguela Brasserie at Mannings Heath Golf &Wine Estate incorporates a sophisticated South African link to its decor. With a beautiful atmosphere, and superb cuisine, this offers the perfect South African experience for any occasion

Wine Events and Hospitality Assistant

Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate are looking for talented people with a desire to develop within the Hospitality Sector including in wine events where the opportunity arises.

This vibrant venue with a developing vineyard and championship golf course provides a spectacular backdrop for a very diverse range of events giving any candidate incredible exposure to all aspects of the industry along with highly trained and experienced management mentors.

Wine tourism in the UK is growing fast so a keen desire to become involved in wine related events as well as a successful corporate, wedding and Event business is essential.

There will be the unique opportunity to be involved in other recently acquired venues in the group (Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens).

The successful applicant will be working as a Hospitality Assistant working in all aspects of the business and developing skills and expertise across a wide variety of event and function types (Golf Events, High profile golfing fixtures, weddings, birthdays, wine-tastings, corporate events, afternoon teas, winter wonderland to name but a few.

The role will include serving food and drinks to customers, taking payments, advising on wines and drinks to compliment meals, learning about wines.

Training to be Provided:

Customer Service

Business Awareness

Skills for Career Progression

Organisational Values & Workplace Behaviour

Workplace Communication

Personal Brand

Expected Duration:

18 Months

Skills Required:

Excellent communication skills in all forms – able to adapt style,

Excellent customer service skills (including on telephone and face to face);

Numerate - Basic maths skills for handling money

Qualifications Required:

Minimum standards as per the National Apprenticeship Scheme requirements

Personal Qualities:



Personable, polite

Positive, can-do attitude



Willingness to learn

Future Prospects:

There is the opportunity for progression within the organisation and in the F&B department if they possess and display the required skills and qualities for the roles in question.

Other Important Information:

All applications must be made through Apprenticeship vacancies. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour effective from 1st April 2018. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Great benefits include staff meals, exceptional Staff discount at the facility including wine. Free golf and an ability to be involved in other venues in the group. Free teas and coffees.

Reality Check:

Site is in Horsham, not near to public transport.

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