Apprentice Sommelier - Al Muntaha - Burj Al Arab United Arab Emirates-DUBAI


Apprentice Sommelier - Al Muntaha - Burj Al Arab -

About Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab:

At Jumeirah, we are committed to encouraging and developing our colleagues in world class environments. We value diversity and provide equal opportunities, employing over 14,000 colleagues from over 140 different countries including locations in Asia Pacific, CIS, Central Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East.

We want you to do well from the beginning, so we’ll give you every chance to impress during the recruitment process. We promise our colleagues a warm welcome and will help you feel part of our Jumeirah family from day one. You can rely on us to support you as you settle into your journey with us and make Jumeirah ‘Your Place to Shine’.

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is designed to resemble a billowing sail and stands at a height of 321m. It is the world’s most followed hotel on Instagram and has been consistently voted the world's most luxurious hotel. Features include nine restaurants and bars; in suite check-in and check-out; reception desks on every floor; round-the-clock private butlers; use of the hotel’s Rolls-Royce fleet and The Terrace, a one-of-a-kind restaurant, pool, beach and cabana space. The hotel’s 202 luxury suites offer a rain shower, Jacuzzi and stunning news of the Arabian Gulf.

About the Job:

An opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Sommelier to join Al Muntaha in Burj Al Arab. The main duties and responsibilities of this role:

Embrace Jumeirah hallmarks.
Report to duty on time.
Attend briefing and clarify any questions and share challenges with the team.
Control and monitor wine orders, stock and par level.
Pick up wines from stores after proper checking of the order and quantity.
Maintain wine chillier at correct temperature.
Maintain temperature records.
Communicate any changes that is required for outlet wine lists and standards in coordination with outlet managers/head and assistant sommeliers.
Stock rotation update.
Minimize wastage by avoiding too many opened bottles.
Ensure all tables are attended during the service, refilling and fresh orders are taken throughout.
Build rapport with teams to enhance team work and smooth operation.
Ensure 100% contribution to LQA standards.
Prepare mise en place well in advance.
Attend outlet briefings.
Report feedbacks and suggestions to head sommelier and outlet managers.
Send updates of the availabilities and non availabilities.
Ensure wine cabinets are well arranged and kept clean all the time.
Ensure proper labeling is done for all opened bottles, transfer or report as spoilage according to set standards.
Carry out inventories.
Carry out cleaning of wine chillers for specific outlets assigned.
Support the service team with their beverage service if needed.
Support with additional tasks assigned by Sommeliers/Assistant head sommelier and head sommelier.
Lateral service if required by the team.
Follow checklists and cleaning schedules.
Meet deadlines for assigned tasks.
Attend wine fairs, exhibitions.
Assist with orientation of new team members with regard to departmental training.
Attend training and development as needed.
Attend Tasting classes with the sommelier team or suppliers at the hotel for further developing his tasting skills and understanding of wines of the World
Any other duties as may reasonably be requested by the management.

About You:

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following experience and qualifications:

College or university degree.
Certified task and group trainer.
WSET level 2 or 3 or equivalent.
Minimum 2 years’ experience in similar luxury, high end work environment as Sommelier.
Worked in cultural diverse workforce.
Intermediate level - Microsoft Office applications- particularly Excel and power point.
High level of written and verbal business English.
Complaint handling skills.
Good tasting skills of wines and spirits of the World

About the Benefits:

This position offers a competitive salary and package which includes; fully furnished shared accommodation, free transport to and from your place of work, uniform, laundry services, meals during working hours, flight allowance every 2 years, medical coverage, life and accident insurance, retail and leisure discounts, 50% discount off Jumeirah F&B outlets and reduced hotel rates.


Primary Location: United Arab Emirates-DUBAI-Burj Al Arab
Job: Assistant Sommelier
Organization: Dubai Region [Main]
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