Food & Beverage Placement - Royal Berkshire

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
£23,203 to £23,203 per annum
Salary Description:
Starting salary of £23,203 plus fantastic benefits
Exclusive Hotels
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In a Nutshell

We are actively seeking a 1 year Food & Beverage Placement. During a Food and Beverage rotation, you will move between all of our outlets within the Hotel, including Restaurant, the Bar and Conference & Banqueting. In each area you will be undertaking general food and beverage duties, below is a brief explanation on each area and what you can expect to experience.
Package DescriptionAnd now for the good stuff

Hospitality is all about looking after people and we are committed to our people. We work hard to ensure you can enjoy your job and are well rewarded. As well as excellent training, development and progression opportunities, other benefits include:

Competitive salary, benefits and Real Living Wage Employer.
30 days holiday (increasing with length of service)
50% Discount on food and beverage across all Exclusive properties
Really big discounts of room nights across all Exclusive properties
PERKZ discount scheme & Online guides such as Exercise, Wellbeing, and Finance.
Meals on duty provided for free
Recognition and rewards scheme
Access to our learning platform including great training and development programs.
Free gym access + where available dedicated classes.
B Corp accredited and commitment to improving our People, Product and Planet.
Free downloads to newspapers, magazines and books
Cycle to work scheme

Main ResponsibilitiesLots to do but lots of fun

Bar and Restaurant 

This department consists of FORK, providing a relaxing environment for breakfast & dinner and The Polo Bar Lounge and our outside terrace for a beautiful afternoon tea.

Your time in the Restaurant, Bar Lounge and Terrace will see you work in both of these key areas, developing high levels of product knowledge in the bar, and exceptional service standards.

Conference & Banqueting

The C&B department is home to our 11 meeting rooms, used for a variety of spectacular  events from weddings to conferences, baby showers to corporate meetings and internal meetings to full exclusive use events. You will get experience of the full range of events, including how to set up and prepare for them, as well as working them. There will be elements of food and beverage service for the banquet side of the department including plated service, snake service, champagne and canapé receptions. For the conference side of the business there will be coffee stations, break out food and buffets, setting up of audio visual equipment and so on.

Additional Exposure

As placement students you will also have the opportunity to attend a Head of Department meeting, where you will sit with the managers of the property and be involved in business discussions and decisions.

We also provide the opportunity to spend some time cross training in the specialisms of Accounts, Human Resources and Sales should this be of interest.
The Ideal CandidateAre you right for us?

Our successful Food & Beverage Placement student will be/ have;

Currently studying a relevant degree in Hospitality or Hotel Management – this placement opportunity is for ‘sandwich’ placement years only (No graduate applications at this time)
A passion for pleasing to ensure our guests has a happy experience.
Previous experience as a Food and Beverage Assistant / Waiter/ess (preferable but not essential)
An interest, and appreciation of fine food & wine
Confident communicator – important to liaise with your guests and your other team members.

About The CompanyAre we right for you?

We expect a lot but we’ll give a lot to get the right people. There are 4 main things we look for

We want people with bags of character. We don’t want you to hide your personality when you’re at work, we want you to feel comfortable, to be who you are.
We want people people. You’ve got to like being around others, smiling and chatting because you like people, not because someone told you to smile and chat.
We need extra milers. So if you think the job description is all you have to do, then we’re not for you.  
You have to put your heart into it. When you tell a guest you’re happy to help, you have to mean it.

Contact Details:
Exclusive Hotels
Tel: 000 000 0000
Contact: Fiona Conlon

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