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Waiters and waitresses serve food and beverages in hotels, clubs, restaurants and other establishments.


  • Sets tables with clean linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware
  • Presents menus and wine lists to patrons and may describe dishes and advise on selection of food or wines
  • Takes down orders for food and/or drinks and passes order to kitchen and/or bar
  • Serves food and drinks
  • Presents bill and accepts payment at end of the meal.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements, though some employers may require GCSEs/S grades. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £16,000 per annum and can progress up to £25,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 29,310 employed Waiters & Waitresses in the region.

Current Vacancies

Waiter and Waitress

Employment Network Ltd
16 Sep 2019


The Westwood Restaurant
29 Aug 2019

Evening waiter/ waitress

Cranedale Centre
14 Sep 2019

Waiter/waitress/ bar tender

20 Sep 2019

Housekeeper/ Waiter/Waitress

Moss Lodge
20 Sep 2019
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