Waiters and waitresses
Average Annual Pay
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017
Average Weekly Hours
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015
Labour Force Survey 2018
Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)
Waiters and waitresses serve food and beverages in hotels, clubs, restaurants and other establishments.
QualificationsThere 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.
- 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.
Common job titles
Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.