Food and Beverage Assistant


Job Title : Food and Beverage Assistant
Location : Greater Manchester+1 location
Company : IKEA
Salary :
Open Date : 2023-01-31
Close Date : 2023-05-31

At IKEA, it is so much more than a job.

Are you passionate about food & furniture? Are you a team player who is customer focused? Do you thrive in a busy environment? If so, then we are looking for you to join us at IKEA Manchester (Ashton-under-Lyne). We are looking to welcome Food Co-workers to join our delightful IKEA Food Team.

Expected Starting Date: 28th February 2023


  • £10.90 basic hourly rate - we are a Living Wage Foundation Employer.
  • 24 hours per week, 4 days over 7 including 3 out of 4 weekends evenings.
  • 18 hours per week, 3 days over 7 including 3 out of 4 weekends and evenings.
  • We offer permanent contracts, advanced scheduling

Our hours of operation in the IKEA Food team are between 8am and 10pm, we are looking for people with availability between these times.

Final offers of employment are contingent upon clear results in mandatory background checks. Backgrounds checks must be completed by all successful candidates and will include medical history.

Our co-workers bring unique ideas and talent to work every day and we offer a variety of benefits that suit their and their family's everyday needs

  • Excellent holiday entitlement that increases with service
  • Subsidised co-worker meals on shifts
  • 15% co-worker discount & I-Benefits discount portal helping you save £100’s on Highstreet retailers
  • Free & Confidential Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing Portal
  • X3 Life Assurance, enhanced statutory pension contributions & interest free loans
  • Holiday on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • Family Friendly policies & benefits
  • Commitment to your development throughout your IKEA career, starting on your first day
  • Free parking

Are you a team player with a passion for food and people? Do you know your meat ball from your plant ball? If so, then we are looking for you.

We are looking for someone like you to help us deliver a taste of Sweden and a great customer experience with high quality, sustainable food. You will contribute to a passionate and friendly team to deliver a better everyday life for the many, while embracing change with a solution-orientated mindset.

We are looking for someone who loves working together with your fellow co-workers, looking at things differently & always want to improve. You are down to earth, you lead by example & take responsibility & inspire both the customer & other co-workers. The customer is always in focus, you strive to make them smile, taking time to seek and listen to feedback.

This is an extremely fast paced working environment and requires you to multitask, producing and serving food with regular heavy lifting.

Prior experience in food is desirable, but not essential if you have a roll up your sleeve mindset to the various tasks & challenges that present themselves.

We are a diverse group of people who all live by the motto: Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is! Together we serve more than 660 million customers yearly at the IKEA restaurants worldwide and offer a variety of foods in our bistros and in the “Swedish Food Market”.

IKEA Food is a fast-paced environment and every day is filled with the opportunity to deliver a great value and quality food experience for the many. Within IKEA Food we have various roles which include:
  • Restaurant & Swedish Food Market/Bistro - This means you could be working on the restaurant floor and tills, Staff Restaurant, and the Swedish Food Market and the dishwash

IKEA food is a big department with various roles, we can discuss your preferred working area in the interview!

We are passionate about giving down to earth, straight-forward people the possibility to grow so full training will be provided.

It takes the diversity of thought, background, and culture to make great ideas a reality. We welcome candidates from all walks of life to join us, where we feel valued for our uniqueness and recognised for our diverse talents.

If you have any special requirements during the interview process, please let us know as soon as possible.

First step, please attach an updated CV with your application so we can get to know you better.
Second step, successful candidates will receive information about the next steps via email.
Third step, if successful you will be invited to an interview at the store with one of our hiring managers.

Come see things a little differently with us and be part of creating a better everyday life for the many.

IKEA reserves the right to close a job vacancy earlier than originally advertised.

For any advice or support, email me at [email protected] and I will be happy to help!

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