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As an HR team member, you'll help recruit the right people and deliver our award-winning training programmes that enable staff to learn professional qualifications while they earn.

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Our property team maintains in the region of 1,600 pubs, bars and restaurants and supports brand growth strategies by locating and acquiring the perfect sites for development.

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Fast-thinking, dynamic and innovative are just some of the ways we like to describe our finance team members, who help us to meet our financial targets while responding to consumer spending habits.

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The dos and don'ts when writing your hospitality CV

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2/9/2021

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So, the job search is on. Many people dread the process and see it as a race to the finish line where they’ll receive the prize of a job. While that should be your ultimate goal, there’s no sense in rushing it. Your CV is a great place to start and take time to figure out your core skills, which pub and restaurant job is right for you and which type of company you want to work for.As you write the perfect CV you need think about what the recruiter is looking for and what will cause them to sort you into the no pile. CVs should display a bit of your personality, but still be professional. So you know that cringe email you made when you were 10? Don’t use it!Here are some more dos and don’ts when writing your hospitality CV:DoInclude why you want to work in hospitalityAsk yourself why you want a hospitality job. Maybe salt bae inspired you or you recently found your flair for whipping up recipes at home. Perhaps you just love food. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t?Write a personal statementWrite a short paragraph at the top of your CV introducing who you are and what you can offer the company. Be clear and concise.Include KeywordsYour personal statement is the perfect place to sprinkle some keywords that the hiring manager is looking for. If you’re applying for a job in hospitality, interpersonal skills, knowledge of health and safety and quality assurance are a must. Look at the job description and pick out other keywords.Use the STAR approachRather than claiming to be, “An experienced bartender with a track record of quality customer service”, back up your claims. The STAR approach will help you reveal more about your experience and give the hiring manager concrete evidence of your skills.Explain gapsIf you have some time off between education and work where you did some casual catering work or went travelling, explain this on your CV. Simply leaving a gap might raise some eyebrows so it’s best to straighten it out and avoid any confusion.Shout about your achievementsPeople tend to play down their skills and achievements, at least around their friends and family, but there’s no time for that with hiring managers. You need to talk yourself up and shout about your proudest achievements. However, it’s important to remain humble because 65% of employers agree that they’re put off candidates who are arrogant.Don’tStuff it with buzzwordsWhy is stuffing your CV with buzzwords a no go? Because they can come across as unimaginative. You may be a great team player and second-to-none when it comes to problem-solving but simply writing those on your CV looks inauthentic. Back up popular buzzwords you use with the STAR approach and think about unique words that the hiring manager won’t have skimmed over hundreds of times.Include negatives If you’ve had a bad experience in a previous job or didn’t particularly enjoy the role you were in, keep the negativity out. Think about your CV as a ‘good vibes only’ space. Employers want to see what you learnt from previous jobs, not listen to you vent about what you didn’t like.Offer irrelevant informationSorry to break the news, but a recruiter doesn’t want to hear about your glory days as the egg and spoon champion in primary school, and probably won’t be too fazed that you know how to cook the perfect roast potato. Think of each line of your CV as "prime real estate" that should only be used for relevant skills and experience.LieEven if you have very little experience, lies should be avoided at all costs. They’ll come back to bite you in the end and who wants to get a job that they didn’t earn on their own merit anyway? If you have little or no experience working in a pub, restaurant or bar but really want to begin your career hospitality, think about your transferrable skills.Write a CV that leaves a lasting impression.Your CV needs to be original, attention-grabbing and leave the hiring manager wanting to learn more about you. If you follow these dos and don'ts when writing your hospitality CV, you’ll be sure to make a lasting impression.We’ve hit pause on our hiring at M&B for now but we can’t wait to start it back up. In the meantime, you can check out more of our blogs and read about top tips for managing your own wellbeing.

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Wendy Annison
Wendy Annison leads the way in Solutions Architecture

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1/6/2020

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  As the Business Change and Technology team remains a key focus area for growth at Mitchells & Butlers, we recently welcomed Wendy Annison as Solutions Architect. As a key driver for business change and improving the way, Mitchells & Butlers work, Wendy’s role is to identify potential solutions and make recommendations based on architecture principles and the technology strategy. We took the opportunity to get to know her over an interview.       3 Firstly, what is a Solutions Architect? And how would you describe it to a 4-year-old? A Solutions Architect is the person who balances what all the different people want and designs a solution which best gives everyone what they need. We have to understand how all the different pieces of a solution should fit together to make one big picture. Then we make sure everyone understands and is happy with how the picture looks. Once everyone is happy we make sure that things are built correctly and delivered to the people who need to use it.   What is the professional description of your role? A solution architect translates requirements created by business analysts into the architecture for that solution and describes it through architecture and design artefacts. In Mitchells and Butlers Solution Architects are responsible for high-level designs and ensuring all stakeholders are comfortable with the proposed solutions. The solution architect identifies potential solutions and makes recommendations based on architecture principles and the technology strategy. The architect then oversees delivery and deployment of the solution.   What is your vision for your work at Mitchells & Butlers? I’m only a few months into my role here at M&B so I’m still formulating my vision. I’m interested in getting under the hood of some of the applications, especially those which are used company-wide. I’m hoping to get involved in the application roadmaps and overall technology strategy.   How did you forge this career path? I trained as a programmer when I left university and I soon realised that I enjoy finding solutions which help people do their job. I spent several years as an analyst and programmer before moving on to managing integration and ERP solutions. This led me into Solution Architecture and I haven’t looked back since.   When did you discover your passion for technology? For me, technology is not an end unto itself. Technology exists to help people; whether that is to do their job better or simply live a fuller life. That is what I really love, applying technology and being able to see a positive impact on someone’s life. Which pub or restaurant do you spend most time in and what is ‘your usual’? My favourite M&B pub is my local Miller and Carter. I’m not sure that I can claim to have usual because there are so many delicious things on the menu, but I do have a weakness for a medium-rare rib-eye steak.   And finally, why are you excited about being part of the Mitchells & Butlers team? M&B is a great challenge for me. I have worked in retail and manufacturing so working in hospitality is a whole new world. M&B was recommended to me as a great place to work by two of my old colleagues and I am really pleased to have been able to join. I am especially excited to be working with cloud technologies and being part of building on the innovative technology agenda.

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Try crunching these numbers

240
e Bus

The weight of peas
that M&B buys each year is equal to
240 double decker buses.

380
Million e Glass e Beer

The number of drinks
we serve in a year.

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