University of Bath

Food & Beverage Assistant

What working as a food and beverage assistant involves.

Food and beverage assistant
A food and beverage assistant working in lime tree.

Here at the University of Bath Hospitality department, we aren't just about student catering.

As well as serving students, we host large conferences and banquets. Our customers are as diverse as our food!

We have 10 outlets on campus and we're expanding.

As a Food & Beverage Assistant you'll ensure that the day-to-day catering operation runs smoothly by:

  • taking customer orders
  • serving food and drink
  • working on the tills
  • stocking food stations
  • assisting with cleaning and clearing tables and catering areas

Delivering excellent customer service at all times is at the heart of everything we do, so you should have experience of this in a customer focused environment.

Previous experience of working in the hospitality industry is also an advantage.

You should be a good team worker and remain calm and professional in high pressured situations, as it can be very busy at peak times.

We are part of one big team across all hospitality outlets, so there may be opportunities to work in different places to gain more experience.

If you want to develop into a supervisory position, we'll do everything we can to help you achieve this.

We celebrate success and provide you with the training and support to reach your full potential.

We have the following hours available:


  • 25 hours a week, to be worked mostly in five hour shifts during Monday to Friday lunchtimes
  • 20 hours a week, to be worked mostly in four hour evening shifts Monday to Friday
  • 15 hours a week, to be worked mostly in three hour shifts during Monday to Friday lunchtimes


  • A full time (36.5 hours a week) contract to end in June 2019

All roles are to work five out of seven days a week, where you may need to work weekends, evenings and bank holidays.

Apply online