Cafe Apprentice Wanted!

We are looking for

A dynamic and friendly person who wants to learn all about how to take great care in customer service AND how to prepare and present mouth-watering food – whilst working to our standard of excellent food safety.

Someone who will thrive in a busy environment and can adapt their role according to the business needs.

You must be flexible and happy to help out with all tasks as needed.

You must be interested in seafood.

You need to be able to effectively communicate with the rest of our team and the public and have effective use of time – being able to think ahead and under pressure.

A good work ethic, friendly personality, flexibility and interest in working within the food industry are the keys to securing this apprenticeship at Latimers Seafood Deli and Cafe


Duties will include

Food Prep, cooking and service

Serving customers

Making proper coffee


Helping in the Deli side of the business as needed

The Qualification and Training

The NVQ qualification can either be in Customer Service or Catering at Level 2 or 3 and the training will be provided by either Sunderland or Newcastle College.

All aspects of the training will be decided with the successful candidate according to what will work best for them – we are most interested in finding the right person for our job!

Hours & Wage

30-40hrs per week depending on how busy we are – this includes study time

National  minimum wage as set by the National  Apprenticeship Scheme. For more information about Apprenticeships please visit their website CLICK HERE

Expected Duration 12-18 months.  This position will give the right candidate the opportunity to stay within our business or give them an excellent grounding to move on in this industry

About us

Latimers Seafood Deli and Cafe is an award winning, family run business based on a stunning site overlooking the sea in the pretty coastal village of Whitburn, South Tyneside.

Latimers are renowned for their superb variety of fresh, local fish and shellfish – to complement their seafood deli they opened their seafood cafe at the start of the summer, and are now looking for an apprentice to add to their cafe team.

The cafe uses the best local seafood, serves delicious homemade cakes and scones and does great coffee and hot chocolates – our apprentice will learn how we make all that happen – great skills for someone wanting a future in the food industry.


Reality check

This role will involve working at weekends

You will be expected to work at evening events  – at the moment this is 1-2 times a month

8am starts will be required

Good News – We close Christmas, Boxing and New Years Day – so you won’t be working on those days!


How to apply

Please apply to Christine Murphy by email to  or by phone 0795 645 6926