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Recipe for success: Top hospitality jobs for school leavers!

Recipe for success: Top hospitality jobs for school leavers!

Jess Birch our consultant managing the role
Date posted: 14/07/2023

School’s out, summer's here, and it's time to embrace the freedom, sunshine, and a chance to earn some cash while having a blast. If you're looking to dive into the exciting world of hospitality, we've got the lowdown on the top jobs for school leavers. 

Get ready to bring your A-game to the table, as we shine a spotlight on some of the awesome opportunities awaiting you at M&B.

Food runner extraordinaire 

Are you a speed demon with a penchant for zipping food from the fridge to your room? As a food runner you can transfer all that energy into delivering delicious dishes. You'll be the superhero of the restaurant, with trays of mouthwatering meals, making sure they reach hungry diners in record time. You’ll help to make everything run like clockwork, making sure everything is stocked up, clean, and tidy during a busy shift. It's an adrenaline-fueled role that keeps you on your toes and lets you be part of the action.

Plus, gaining experience as a food runner will give you exposure to the hospitality industry. And who knows? It could be the start of a rewarding career that leads to exciting other exciting opportunities in hospitality. Don’t just take it from us, read how Katie rose through the ranks – and it all started with a summer job! 

Kitchen whizz 

If you've got a flair for flavour, then the kitchen is where you belong. A kitchen assistant is a great role to get your first taste of experience working with seasoned chefs. Kitchen assistants support the chefs and help to keep the kitchen spick and span during a busy shift. There are loads of reasons you’ll love working in a kitchen – if you thrive off high energy atmospheres, then you’ll enjoy the rush of serving up food to be proud of.

If the fast-paced nature of the kitchen captivates you, then you’ll find a clear path for career growth at M&B. You could even enrol in our chef apprenticeship, gain valuable knowledge and skills, and gradually climb the culinary ladder. Just be prepared for the inevitable aroma of mouthwatering food that'll follow you home!

The ultimate hospitality hotspots

Location can be everything when it comes to the summer job of dreams. At Mitchells and Butlers we have over 1,600 businesses, so you’re sure to find a warm welcome at one of our 14 brands. Now, let's take a closer look at some of our hospitality hotspots, Miller and Carter and Harvester, two epic places to work where you could land your dream summer gig!

  • Miller and Carter is the place to be for those who appreciate the finer cuts in life. With its elegant ambience and sizzling steaks that'll make your taste buds dance, working at Miller and Carter will give you an insider's view into the world of premium dining. What better way to kickstart a career in hospitality?

    From greeting guests with a smile to ensuring their steak experience is nothing short of perfection, you'll be part of a team dedicated to creating unforgettable dining moments.

  • Or maybe Harvester is more your speed. Are you all about that laid-back, family-friendly vibe? Harvester is where it's at! Known for its mouthwatering rotisserie chicken, fresh salads, and comforting classics, Harvester is the go-to spot for families and friends to gather and enjoy a scrumptious meal. 

As part of the Harvester team, you'll bring smiles to customers' faces, recommend delectable dishes, and ensure that everyone leaves with a full belly and a happy heart.

But wait, there's more! Working at Mitchells and Butlers means you'll be part of a supportive community, gaining valuable skills along the way. 

You'll learn the art of exceptional customer service, master the art of teamwork, and develop time management skills that will impress future employers. Plus, you'll have the chance to meet amazing people, and make friends for life!

Ready to find where the magic happens?

Spice up your summer with an unforgettable job in the hospitality industry. Whether you think you could be a food runner extraordinaire or a whizz in the kitchen, these roles will have you sizzling with excitement and serving up summer vibes like a pro. 

Get ready to unleash your hospitality superpowers and create memories that'll last a lifetime. Explore top school leaver jobs, from front of house to the kitchen.

Find full time and part-time opportunities across all M&B brands and locations.

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