Within hospitality, there are many companies. Some larger, some smaller, all of which bring something unique to the table! Here at Mitchells & Butlers, we are really keen to ensure we engage and support passionate individuals looking for a career move.
Meet James, James joined M&B in Summer 2017. James joined Vintage Inns as a Retail Business Manager, with responsibility for fourteen country style dining businesses stretching across the South Coast.
Joining Mitchells & Butlers from Greene King, we’re really keen to get James to tell you about his journey, and tell you if the grass really is greener on the other side!
I trained at TGIs following my Hospitality Degree; then started at Luminar Leisure as a GM within the late night sector. I became a very successful operator which led to my Operational Role at Luminar. I then moved to Spirit / Greene King as an Area Managers and now I’m with M&B as an RBM with Vintage Inns!
Great. The brand and the people are what makes this company. I am also very lucky to have some fantastic and beautiful pubs in my area.
The recruitment process is what I’d anticipated with structured interviews and presentations. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the pubs and seeing the opportunities available to me!
My induction was thorough, and it was great to put on chef whites and get involved in the Kitchen, as this is what I’d trained to do at college many years ago!
Simply the unknown. I knew quite a few people at the company that reassured me that the work ethic and energy at the company was one of the best in the sector.
M&B have so many great brands and are a real people person company, that I would highly recommend.
Learning the different systems and working within a tighter brand than I’m used to.
Being my first Christmas at the company, I wanted to ensure we did well. I spent a lot of time in each pub over the three months prior to Christmas, ensuring that they had everything well planned and organised for this period. I am lucky that my GMs are all highly motivated and wanted to do well for the area. I also had a great team building day in London where we all relaxed and got to know each other!
I received a bottle of Champagne from my Manager for being a great newcomer. It was great to have this feedback!
So, there you have it, James is thoroughly enjoying his new role, he has integrated really well to the Company, brand and culture, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.
If James has given you some reassurance and you’re ready to start thinking about your next move, then take a look here: harri.com/MBCareers-corporate