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    • topaztiger1983
    • By topaztiger1983 18th Oct 16, 12:34 AM
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    Got my new job!!!!!
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    • 18th Oct 16, 12:34 AM
    Got my new job!!!!! 18th Oct 16 at 12:34 AM
    After a 2 months of searching for jobs I have been offered (and accepted) a job, well actually an Apprenticeship at Pizza Hut, (Level 3 Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision)

    I start tomorrow at 2:30pm as an Apprentice Shift Manager

    This is the step up I have been looking for to further my career in the industry, my experience at KFC in the past will no doubt help me in this position

    I am looking forward to a long and successful career with Pizza Hut, my aim would be to be a RGM (Restaurant General Manager) or at least an Assistant RGM in 2 years time

    Many of you know of my story an have followed my life over the last few years and have helped immensely with my progression and inspired me throughout

    I will keep this thread updated with my progression
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    • topaztiger1983
    • By topaztiger1983 18th Oct 16, 12:56 AM
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    Thanks shoulder is much better now thanks
    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 18th Oct 16, 7:26 AM
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    Well done. I hope this will be the kickstart to a much better period for you.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 18th Oct 16, 7:34 AM
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    Well done and good luck to you.
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    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 18th Oct 16, 7:42 AM
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    Great news topaz
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 18th Oct 16, 7:43 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 7:43 AM
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    Wow how weird is that? I was just wondering yesterday how you were doing

    That's fantastic news Topaz. I wish you all the luck and success in the world

    Enjoy your first day xxx
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    • Sncjw
    • By Sncjw 18th Oct 16, 7:45 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 7:45 AM
    Are you going to college for the apprenticeship as well. That's a really good place to start a shift manager.
    • FredG
    • By FredG 18th Oct 16, 8:38 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 8:38 AM
    Excellent news, I read a lot of your previous threads and was impressed with your fight and work ethic. Really hope this works out for you.
    • topaztiger1983
    • By topaztiger1983 18th Oct 16, 10:46 AM
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    Are you going to college for the apprenticeship as well. That's a really good place to start a shift manager.
    Originally posted by Sncjw
    No college they are doing all the training in store or online, including the Apprenticeship

    Basically I will do my coursework in my spare time and someone come into my store once a month to see how I am getting on with my coursework
    • Bogalot
    • By Bogalot 18th Oct 16, 10:49 AM
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    Fantastic news topaztiger, really pleased for you. All the very best for your future xx
    • topaztiger1983
    • By topaztiger1983 18th Oct 16, 7:55 PM
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    Ok I am back from my first day, mainly paperwork and watching how things are done

    First proper shift tomorrow 11:30 - 19:00, they seem like a really nice bunch of people

    Oddly although it is an apprenticeship I have been told I will be paid either £7.85 or £8.32 per hour (£314 - £332.80 per week), does anyone know if the training provider or the company will make deductions from wages for the apprenticeship
    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 18th Oct 16, 10:09 PM
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    Ok I am back from my first day, mainly paperwork and watching how things are done

    First proper shift tomorrow 11:30 - 19:00, they seem like a really nice bunch of people

    Oddly although it is an apprenticeship I have been told I will be paid either £7.85 or £8.32 per hour (£314 - £332.80 per week), does anyone know if the training provider or the company will make deductions from wages for the apprenticeship
    Originally posted by topaztiger1983
    Not unless you have authorised it. And it isn't any kind of arrangement I have ever heard of. But I don't deal with apprenticeships very often either. But if you do all the study in your own time, then that would suggest that you are working normally as others do and should be paid accordingly. Most apprenticeships I come across get study time and college time too.
    • topaztiger1983
    • By topaztiger1983 18th Oct 16, 10:45 PM
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    Job ad said £200 per week, but what they have told me today is well above that

    Yes I do all the coursework in my own time

    Just a little confused about the pay as what I have been told today is upto £132 more than the job ad said
    • Elfbert
    • By Elfbert 18th Oct 16, 11:07 PM
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    Fantastic news Topaz!

    I was just wondering how you were getting along the other day. So glad to see your post tonight.

    Whilst apprenticeships can pay a very low wage, it's up the employer if they want to pay more than the minimum (Minimum apprenticeship wage only applies to 16-18 yr olds anyway, after that it's just the normal minimum wage). However, I don't believe they can deduct anything from your wage for the apprenticeship.

    Do double-check with Pizza Hut that this is correct though.

    (My partner is an apprenticeship assessor - but not in hospitality!)
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    • asajj
    • By asajj 18th Oct 16, 11:16 PM
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    Congrats
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    • Takeaway_Addict
    • By Takeaway_Addict 20th Oct 16, 10:42 AM
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    Its just that it sounded a little benign, so I beefed it up a little.
    Originally posted by TyreLever
    Rather pompous, no?

    Well done OP.
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    • topaztiger1983
    • By topaztiger1983 20th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
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    @TyreLever: If my life is benign then I am sorry, but it is what it is, I really don't care if I am working in higher management or cleaning toilets with a toothbrush, its a job at the end of the day, YOU make it what you want it to be by being the best you can be at what you do

    I am sorry if you have been spoon fed success, but some people have to work for it, actually all people should have to work for it, but unfortunately we have pompous idiots who were given it on a plate, or worked for it and now believe they are entitled to it now no matter how hard they work, you still need to work hard even when you are at the top if you want to stay there
    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 20th Oct 16, 1:34 PM
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    @TyreLever: If my life is benign then I am sorry, but it is what it is, I really don't care if I am working in higher management or cleaning toilets with a toothbrush, its a job at the end of the day, YOU make it what you want it to be by being the best you can be at what you do

    I am sorry if you have been spoon fed success, but some people have to work for it, actually all people should have to work for it, but unfortunately we have pompous idiots who were given it on a plate, or worked for it and now believe they are entitled to it now no matter how hard they work, you still need to work hard even when you are at the top if you want to stay there
    Originally posted by topaztiger1983

    Extremely well put. Somehow I doubt the individual concerned has achieved success, never mind been spoon-fed it. Probably jealous. At least you have the will to succeed.
    • FredG
    • By FredG 20th Oct 16, 2:20 PM
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    Always easy to belittle from afar. Much more difficult to do what Topaz has done and post here consistently about his struggles and triumphs in an open and honest manner.

    He's a pretty inspirational dude if you ask me. Not a shred of negativity in him and always gets up off the deck to better himself. Keep posting, it's always good to hear positivity.
    Last edited by FredG; 20-10-2016 at 2:32 PM.
    • Jackieboy
    • By Jackieboy 20th Oct 16, 2:39 PM
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    Congratulations - you were due some good luck for a change!
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