Top 5 things that working on the coast allows you to do

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6/17/2021

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Coastal life is calling you. Yes, you! Relocating for a job is one of life’s ultimate adventures. You don’t know who you are going to meet or what new sights you are going to see - and that’s all part of the fun. And what better place to relocate to than the coast? So English beaches may not have the best reputations. Pebbles often come in place of white sand, and the water might not be crystal clear. But there’s no denying that Britain’s coastal spots are some of the most beautiful landscapes our nation has to offer. So if you’re toying with the idea of relocating, here are five things that working on the coast allows you to do: Beach fun – lots of it! Now, you might not think of yourself as a beach person. But that’s what every beach-hater says until they’ve spent a great day at the beach. Trust us! On the other hand, perhaps you’re a beach bum who loves nothing more than the feeling of sand between your toes and the serene sound of waves crashing around you. If just reading this has got you feeling fintastic, then what else is there to think about? A new outdoor hobby You and your work friends have so many new hobbies to choose from. Surfing, fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking and cycling, to name a few. And, if you try your hand at a new hobby and it doesn’t work out, that just leaves you more time to enjoy a leisurely coastal walk or to work on your tan. A great night’s sleep This one might sound weird, so bear with us. A National Trust study found that a coastal walk can help you get a better night sleep. Their research showed that people who went for a stroll by the sea slept for 47 minutes longer, rather than the 12 minutes longer for people who strolled inland. And let’s not forget about all that extra Vitamin D – and vitamin sea - you’ll get. Show off your new home You’re not just moving to the coast to be closer to nature and breathe in that fresh seaside air, are you? You want to show your friends and family that you’re living in the world’s coolest place. So be ready for them to turn up on your doorstep and put on your tour guide shoes – you shore will have a lovely day. Enjoy the wonders of nature You might think that greenery is what you need to look for if you want tranquillity. But one study found that blue spaces beat green spaces in terms of lowering stress levels. Despite this, a whopping 83.65% of the UK population live in cities, and if you ask us, they don’t know what they’re missing out on. Now, doesn't that sound like cause for shell-ebration! Take your hospitality career to the coast with M&B Whether you’re looking for a new role in a kitchen, as a bar and waiting staff, or are ready to put your management skills into practice, we’re sure we’ve got the right job for you. At Mitchells and Butlers, we’ve been serving with pride since 1898. Over this time we’ve grown to a 44,000 strong team of colleagues. And if there’s one thing you should know about our people, it’s that they know how to serve up a good time. So if you’re ready to join the M&B family and take your career to the coast, seas the day and check out our coastal jobs .

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5 reasons to love working in hospitality

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6/13/2021

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It’s no secret that it’s been a tough year for hospitality, we’ve closed and reopened more times than we can count, we haven’t been able to welcome our guests who we were so used to seeing day in, day out and even more sadly, we’ve seen some amazing bars and restaurants close their doors for the last time for reasons beyond their control. But there is light at the end of the tunnel! Cast your mind back; back to a time before all the disruption, when hospitality was thriving and when people would flock to pubs, bars and restaurants just to have a good time! There are SO many reasons why we love working in pubs, bars and restaurants – maybe now that a sense of normality is finally creeping back in, you’ll see them too… Fun (most of the time at least…) It’s just a fact of working life that in any job some days are less fun than others. That said we’d bet that we have a lot of more fun days than everyone else. How can you not when you’re working with your mates every day just helping others have a good old time? The people who work in our businesses know the importance of having a laugh and making someone else’s day which is why they’re so good at it. Yes, there’ll be the odd occasion when it feels like the day will never end but on so many more days, you’ll find yourself going home with a big smile on your face. Fast-paced Time flies by when you’re busy (and having fun!). You might be doing similar tasks, but no two days are the same. Every guest is different, and you’ll be cooking up a variety of dishes, serving guests celebrating various occasions, and always learning something new. Before you’ve even realised it, your shift is done and it’s time to go home. Vibrancy The buzz, the music and the laughter from across the bar from a range of guests that are having the time of their lives, just happy to be with friends and family. We Brits love the pub because of the atmosphere you find inside and that’s the same no matter what side of the bar you’re on. Joining in on the celebration It’s just a fact, happiness is infectious. So it follows, that spending so much time around people who are celebrating something special with their nearest and dearest is a sure fire way to turn a bad day around. The beauty of our industry is that our days are filled with people sharing their good news so you never have to wait too long if your day needs a little boost of positivity. All about having a good time And even if people aren’t celebrating anything in particular, everyone is just there to take in the atmosphere and have a cracking evening – it’s impossible not to absorb some of that happiness for yourself. Meeting new people People from all walks of life will walk through that door on any given day – they could be guests, or they could be your new colleagues, but every person comes with their own story. It’s cliché to say that your teammates are like family, but when you spend so much time together and go through the ups and downs of the busy shifts, you realise they’re a support network that you wouldn’t find in any other job. Every Day is different Another cliché (sorry…) but they exist for a reason! Every day will present you with new challenges, new faces and a new reason to laugh. It could be the locals sharing absurd stories over the bar, or perhaps a famous face walking in and ordering something that you just totally wouldn’t imagine them to have ordered. Ask any of our teams, and we’re sure they will tell you that a TV show could be filmed about the goings on of their business simply because anything can (and does!) happen on any given day!  If you want to find out more about what it’s like working for us, click here see what we’re all about...

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Take your hospitality career to the countryside

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5/27/2021

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Imagine working in a location where your equivalent of an office view is the rolling hills that make up the fine British countryside. Where you get to breathe in that fresh air and where your commute to work takes you through the winding country lanes. Sounds idyllic right? Well, that’s exactly what you can get with a job at Mitchells and Butlers (M&B) at one of our many locations tucked away in the more peaceful and tranquil spots across the UK. In fact, that’s one of James Hicks’ favourite things about working at The Shy Horse in Chessington. As a General Manager at one of our charming country Vintage Inns pubs, James welcomes guests who are passing through from all over. Read on to hear why James loves working in a rural location and why it could be the perfect spot to take your career: 1) Why did you join the company? I was looking for a career in pubs and restaurants, and I knew the M&B brands well from going as a guest. I knew it would be a great place to work, and I recognised there was the potential to progress at M&B as long as I put the effort in. I started 11 years ago in a sister pub as a kitchen porter doing Saturday shifts. Within two years, I was promoted to kitchen manager. Then I saw an opportunity to support the front of house (FOH) team, and before I knew it, I was an assistant manager. Since then, I’ve steadily built my FOH career and was appointed general manager this year. 2) What is the best thing about working in a beautiful rural area? We get a lot of new faces passing through due to our location. There is nothing better for our guests than stopping for a nice hearty meal, sitting by a warm fire, and watching the sun go down over the hills. We're surrounded by nature and the countryside, making it the perfect spot to relax. 3) What does an average day at work look like for you? I start by entering the business from the guests’ perspective. I stand in the car park and make sure my business looks great from the outside. I move to the inside and do the same. I light the fires so we get that warm cosy and warm feel, ensure the flowers look bright and welcoming on the tables, and then I welcome and brief the team when they arrive. We consider the business performance, talk about our daily specials, and I find out how their weeks are going. I will then float around the business, spot-checking the team, speaking to the guests, and always think about how I can inject some fun into the day. When it's time to leave, I take a minute to watch the sky turn pink as the sun dips over the hills behind the farm opposite. 4) What do you love most about your job? I love passing my knowledge on to the team. After all, they’ll be running the show one day. I want to give as much guidance to our future leaders as I can, so they have everything they need to help the business succeed. 5) How do you spend your time when you're not at work? I spend my time with my two children, who are five and eight years old. They keep me on my toes as we go hunting Pokémon and exploring nature. 6) Why would you recommend a job at M&B at any of our more rural locations? Because they are surrounded by beauty – you might wake up on the wrong side of the bed in the morning, but then you see the view. We have so much nature around us. We get deer in the car park and gardens, hedgehogs that live in the bushes, and a robin that comes to say hello most days. Are you ready to take your career to the country? So, do you like the sound of working in one of our charming country locations? At Mitchells and Butlers, we have over 1,600 pubs, bars and restaurants scattered across the UK, meaning your local M&B business is closer than you might think. Browse our countryside jobs and check out the dos and don’ts when writing your hospitality CV for our top tips.

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9 Memes You’ll Only Understand if You’ve Worked in Hospitality

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5/27/2021

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If you’ve ever worked behind a bar, serving tables or in the kitchen, you’ll know that there are certain moments that you’ll only experience in a pub, bar or restaurant. These are the moments that make working in the hospitality not only a totally unique place to work but one that provides so many laughs, good times and life-long mates.1. When the cut you never knew you had makes itself known... 2. Transforming into the perfect guest whenever you eat out 3. When your new plate carrying skills are useful outside the workplace as well as inside! 4. When Cinderella’s tray carrying skills leave you feeling a little short of mark 5.No matter how many pens you bring, you always seem to end up empty-handed 6. Forks - never a matching pair and never enough of them 7. When you have to put your game face on, you know it must either be 12:30pm or 7:30pm 8. Do they even work if you don’t do this…? 9. When you and your bestie are both on shift So, how many did you relate to?   9-7 You’re a seasoned pro – you’ve seen it all and it never gets old. You love the variety, the moments that make you smile, and you couldn’t imagine yourself doing anything else.   6-4 You’re no rookie – you’re working your way up, focussed on improving yourself and getting to know everything there is to know. We love your enthusiasm so keep going!   3-0 So maybe you’re new to this but that’s OK, there’s plenty of time to learn and plenty of good times to be had!  If you want to know a bit more about what it’s like working for us, click here see what we’re all about...

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