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Why hospitality jobs are great for students at Christmas

Why hospitality jobs are great for students at Christmas

Nicki Hodson our consultant managing the role
Date posted: 23/10/2023

As the wintery nights roll in, something magic this way comes. The season to be jolly is fast-approaching, and what better way to make your Christmas merry and bright than snagging a fun seasonal role?

At Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) we understand balancing study, a bustling social life and work is no easy feat, especially when you're juggling two cities.

That's where we come in with our nifty solution - M&B Transferred, a programme that enables our teams to transfer to a business either home or away. When you join M&B, you’re joining a network of 1,700 businesses across 14 brands, so the possibilities are endless.

Just like Joe, you can keep earning without the stress of starting from scratch. With M&B Transferred, you can focus on acing those exams, making new friends, and enjoying the best of both your university and hometown worlds. Who said working and studying can't go hand in hand?

Now, get ahead of the curve and unwrap the magic of why hospitality jobs are the ultimate Christmas treat for students.

Flexibility: Santa's elves ain't got nothing on us! 

Are you dreaming of attending every Christmas market, catching up with friends over steaming hot chocolate, and still earning some extra dough?

Well, working in hospitality gives you the golden opportunity to do just that! With flexible schedules that can accommodate your social calendar, you can juggle those mince pies while slaying your shift at work. 

It's the perfect recipe for a balanced Christmas. Plus, a job in hospitality doesn’t just have to be for Christmas, you can enjoy this flexibility all year round.

Festive vibes all around

Picture this: you’ve started your first shift in a Harvester, the nation's family favourite for feel-good dining, or a bustling Toby Carvery – just think of all the Yorkies! The aroma of heartwarming roasts are wafting through the air, the twinkling lights, the joyous laughter of guests indulging in their seasonal feasts.

Working in hospitality during Christmas means you're at the epicentre of the holiday buzz! 

You'll be spreading warmth and cheer while creating magical moments for others. Amongst other perks you can expect from working at M&B over Christmas, with the festive cheer in full swing, guests often give more generous tips.

Endless opportunities to sharpen your skills 

Hospitality gigs aren't just about serving tables or pouring drinks; they're a masterclass in multitasking, communication, and problem-solving. 

Plus, the fast-paced environment gives you the chance to hone your time management and teamwork skills, which are crucial for your future professional journey. Consider it as a crash course in real-world skills.

Top hospitality jobs for students

Hospitality jobs during Christmas offer students the perfect blend of flexibility, festive cheer, skill enhancement, social engagement, and financial support, making it a valuable and rewarding experience overall. 

But which job is right for you? Explore these roles in hospitality:

Front of house bar and waiting roles: 

Serve up Christmas joy as part of the bar team or waiting team. These roles involve providing excellent customer service, taking orders, serving food and beverages, and most of all ensuring guests have an enjoyable dining experience!

Kitchen roles: 

If you like structure, you’ll love working in the kitchen. These roles involve assisting with food preparation, and helping with the smooth operation of the kitchen during busy service hours.

Supervisory positions: 

If you’ve got some experience under your belt and have leadership aspirations, you might be ready to step up to a supervisory position. These positions involve more responsibility, where you’ll be part of the day-to-day running of the business, and confidently lead your team as a role model for your teams.

Be the hero of the season: Explore hospitality Christmas jobs at M&B

We offer a wide range of roles, from serving up festive feasts at a cosy Premium Country Pub to crafting delectable holiday cocktails at All Bar One. Your Christmas job search ends here!

Join us in creating the most enchanting holiday experiences and get ready to be the hero of the season!

Don't miss your chance to be part of the Mitchells & Butlers family this Christmas. Spread the cheer, earn some extra cash, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Apply for hospitality Christmas jobs now.

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