6 Reasons To Work A Summer Job in Hospitality
Maybe you are at university, or college and looking for some casual summer work. Or you’re looking to make some extra cash alongside your current job. There are many reasons you should consider a summer job.
Here at KSB Recruitment, we have been supporting people to find amazing opportunities over the summer for over 30 years. Here are some of the main reasons our candidates enjoy working for the KSB Hospitality Team.
1. The Money
Many of our candidates advise working a summer job supports them to earn money whilst they are on their summer break. Others like the fact they can work jobs where they don’t have to worry about the cost of living. In other words, working a summer job can earn you good money to spend and save on what you like.
2. The Experience You’ll Gain at a Summer Job
One of the most common reasons we hear is the amazing places people experience and the people they meet. Working in a variety of places and meeting a range of people allows you to gain key soft skills you can take to any job or career.
Moreover, the ability to demonstrate an example of skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, initiative and a positive can-do attitude will put you way ahead of others in job applications and interviews.
For instance, temporary worker Haleema Bi told us what she’s experienced so far working for the KSB Hospitality team:
I’ve been working here for a few months as it is my first job and it has taught me a lot of things that have helped character development. You get to meet new people and make friends. You get to travel to different locations courtesy of the agency to work which helps with gaining experience and pushing yourself to the best of your abilities.
3. Grow Your Network
It’s always good to have professional contacts even if they aren’t in an industry you want to work in. You never know who they know. They could support you later down the line.
4. Summer Job References
A great reason to take up a summer job in hospitality is the references you will receive. If you work hard, you’ll be given a glowing reference and this will give you an edge above other candidates when going for other jobs.
5. Potential for Ongoing Work
If you work hard during the summer, there is the potential you could be kept on part-time or offered a full-time position. There have been plenty of examples we have seen of people opting to work for the summer and continuing after.
6. Flexibility To Test Different Roles
Another big reason our temporary workers love working for us is the variety of work and the flexibility to try different roles. You could be working away at a hotel on a remote island one month and the next work at lots of vibrant events. The choice is yours. You can mix and match what you’d like to do. We listen to you, we understand what type of environment would suit you and find you work to suit you.
A great example of this is temporary candidate, crystal who started working with us in summer 2021. She started her journey working at a holiday park. After that she took up the challenge of front of house supervisor at various restaurants, turning their customer service around was a huge achievement. She’s now loving the variety of working at multiple events each week from weddings to race days.
Here at KSB Catering and Hospitality Recruitment Agency, we have been helping candidates find hospitality and catering jobs for over 30 years. If you would like us to help you in finding work, send your CV to [email protected] or call 0121 314 9365. We can also support you to create an outstanding CV. Alternatively, if you are a business looking for staff, we can also help.