The MEC

All our team member vacancies are apprenticeships and include the following:

  • 1st Year Wage: £5.00 per hour || 2nd Year wage: £8.21

  • Programme Length: 2 Years

  • College: 1 day per week at college or studying for NVQ

  • Accommodation: We have multiple houses available for team members in Wythenshawe. Rent for year 1 team members living in a Message house is subsidised.

  • Discipleship: 20% of the week will be spent on Christian support including mentor meetings, church, bible studies, teachings, recovery groups & counselling sessions where appropriate.

  • Holidays: 25 Days per year

  • Graduation Support: In the final few months before graduating our 2 year programme, we will use our links with local employers to try and place team members into employment after finishing.

 

APPRENTICE VACANCIES

Role: Barista

Business: The Mess Cafe & MEC Events
Key Tasks include: Using the till, serving customers, clearing tables, operating the barista machine, preparing light meals, serving at occasional functions and supporting the cafe supervisor.

  • Weekly Hours: 35
  • Average Week: Mon – Fri 8am – 4:00pm
  • Qualification: NVQ Level 2 Food & Beverage

Role: Chef

Business: The Mess Cafe, Message Catering
& The Mess Hut
Key Tasks include: Preparing meals from The Mess menu, supporting the head chef for catered functions, cleaning the kitchen, operating the barista machine and serving customers.

  • Weekly Hours: 35
  • Average Week: Mon – Fri 8am – 4:00pm
  • Qualification: NVQ Level 2 Food & Beverage

ROLE: BUILDING TEAM MEMBER

Business: MEC Building Services
Key Tasks include: Laboring decorating, plastering, bricklaying, joinery, landscaping and supporting the Building Manager.

  • Weekly Hours: 39
  • Average Week: Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm
  • Qualification: NVQ Level 2 General Construction

ROLE: FACILITIES

Business: The Message Trust
Key Tasks include: Building maintenance, decorating, cleaning, general handy man, room management and supporting the facilities manager.

  • Weekly Hours: 35
  • Average Week: Mon – Fri 9am – 5:00pm
  • Qualification: NVQ Level 2 Facilities Management

ROLE: HAIR STYLIST

Business: Shine Hair & Beauty
Key Tasks include: Gents hair, ladies hair, colouring, greeting clients, managing bookings, supporting the senior stylist and maintaining the salon.

  • Weekly Hours: 35
  • Average Week: Tue- Sat 10am – 6pm
  • Qualification: NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing

ROLE: BEAUTICIAN

Business: Shine Hair & Beauty
Key Tasks include: Nails, tanning, massages, facials, waxing, greeting clients, managing bookings supporting the senior beautician and maintaining the salon.

  • Weekly Hours: 35
  • Average Week: Tue – Sat 10am – 6pm
  • Qualification: NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy

ROLE: EVENTS & CONFERENCES SUPPORT

Business: MEC Events & Wedding Angels
Key Tasks include: Setting up rooms for clients, inventory of stock for events, greeting and attending to clients before, during & after events, taking guests on tours of the centre, serving at functions and external catering jobs.

  • Weekly Hours: 35
  • Average Week: Mon – Fri 7:30am – 3:30pm (flexibility needed to work around events)
  • Qualification: NVQ Level 2 Events Management

ROLE: BARISTA (LONDON)

Business: Neal St. Espresso
Business: The Mess Cafe & MEC Events
Key Tasks include: Using the till, serving customers, clearing tables, operating the barista machine, preparing light meals, serving at occasional functions, setting up the conference room and supporting the cafe manager.

  • Weekly Hours: 35
  • Average Week: Tue- Sat 8am – 4:00pm
  • Qualification: NVQ Level 2 Food & Beverage