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The advantages of using a specialist Catering and Hospitality recruitment agency

The advantages of using a specialist Catering and Hospitality recruitment agency Are you finding it harder and harder to recruit good quality staff that have the right skillset and are reliable? You’re not alone, with a growing need for catering and hospitality staff and less and less seeming wanting to enter the industry, recruitment can […]

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Chefs, have you considered temping?

Chefs, have you considered temping? How would you like to be in control of your own career? If you’d like more flexibility and the opportunity to work where you want, when you want, then you should consider temping. Good chefs and front of house staff becoming more and more difficult to find, which means YOUR […]

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7 Tips To Those Wanting To Develop Their Career As a Chef

7 Tips To Those Wanting To Develop Their Career As a Chef If you want a career as a successful chef, take a look at our 7 tips that will help you drive your career forward. Don’t Fill Your CV With Pointless Information When applying for jobs, whether you’re a Chef de Partie or an […]

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Think That It’s OK To Not Turn Up To An Interview? Here’s Why It Isn’t..

Think That It’s OK To Not Turn Up To An Interview? Here’s Why It Isn’t.. Are you a candidate looking for a new role in London’s catering or hospitality industries? Have you ever been offered and interview, confirmed that you’ll go but then never turned up? It’s not really a big thing is it, nobody […]

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Why You Should Never Accept The Deadly Counter Offer

Why You Should Never Accept The Deadly Counter Offer As recruitment consultants, we see this situation quote often. Candidate has an excellent CV, is well qualified and has a great level of experience. In their current role, they are overworked, underpaid and generally unappreciated with little or no chance of any sort of career advancement. […]

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Start Now To Get That Dream Hospitality Role

Start Now To Get That Dream Hospitality Role As an end of year beckons, it’s a great time to take stock of your career and start the process of getting your dream job. Whether you are someone who is very proactive about their hospitality career or you have rested on laurels somewhat and coasted along […]

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What NOT To Do In Your Interview

What NOT To Do In Your Interview There’s lots of advice about what you SHOULD do in an interview, but what SHOULDN’T you do? Don’t… Be Late This should go without saying but you should never, ever be late for an interview. Whether you have missed your bus, there was heavy traffic or there’s a […]

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Hospitality Wages Outstripping Minimum Wage

Hospitality Wages Outstripping Minimum Wage A new study by data agency Fourth Analytics and Big Hospitality Magazine has indicated that the wage prospects in the UK hospitality industry are better than ever. According to the study, the average hourly pay rate for hospitality workers (including those under 25 and 21 who are subject to lesser […]

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5 Reasons to work in the Hospitality Industry

5 Reasons to work in the Hospitality Industry Are you considering a career in the Hospitality Industry? Maybe it’s the first steps towards a career or maybe you are wishing to switch from another industry. Regardless of your background, a career in hospitality can be immensely rewarding in so many ways. There’s never been a […]

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4 Ways To Improve Your Recruitment Processes to Attract Quality Candidates

4 Ways To Improve Your Recruitment Processes to Attract Quality Candidates Are you struggling to attract quality candidates? Below we take a look at 4 ways to improve your recruitment process to ensure that you start attracting the better candidates. Be Open Minded You may have a very good idea of the exact sort of […]

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Building Your Brand As A Chef

Building Your Brand As A Chef When you enter the world of catering and set out your goal to become the best chef you can be, you are entering one of the most competitive and hard industries on the planet. There are millions of chefs in the world and if you want to rise to […]

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5 Traits To Cultivate To Make the Leap Into Hospitality Management

5 Traits To Cultivate To Make the Leap Into Hospitality Management Whatever role you have in the hospitality industry, you have almost certainly thought about at some point about moving up the ladder into management or higher management. The hospitality industry is currently crying out for good management candidates but that doesn’t’ mean just anyone […]

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How to Make Yourself Stand Out as a Candidate

How to Make Yourself Stand Out as a Candidate Here at West One, we work with some of the best venues in London, from Michelin Star restaurants to 5* hotels. We also work with some of the most innovative and exciting venues too, from funky pop-ups across the capital to some of the trendiest boutique […]

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Chef Amongst Top Career Choices for Kids

Chef Amongst Top Career Choices for Kids A recent survey by Curry’s PC World has revealed that a career as a chef is one of the most sought after choices for young people in the UK. The survey questioned a total of 1515 UK adults and teenagers about the nation’s passions and aspirations and exposed […]

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Beat the Christmas Rush and Start That Job Search Now

Beat the Christmas Rush and Start That Job Search Now Are you a football fan? If you are, you’ll know that we’ve not long had the closure of the transfer window. Once upon a time, you could transfer players to and from clubs at any time of the year. Now however we have two transfer […]

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Struggling to get enough quality Catering or Hospitality applications?

Struggling to get enough quality Catering or Hospitality applications? Do seem to be constantly looking for new staff and are always struggling to get enough quality applicants? You’re not alone. In London particularly, there’s a catering recruitment crisis with a severe lack of well qualified and experienced candidates. In addition, there’s a lack of people […]

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Why there has never been a better time to make that career move

Why there has never been a better time to make that career move Restaurants are crying out for quality staff, so why stay in a job that you are not happy in when you could achieve your career ambitions elsewhere? Nobody can predict the future, but as time goes on, it looks like now could […]

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Don’t struggle with restaurant staffing over summer

Don’t struggle with restaurant staffing over summer Summer can be an extremely busy time for restaurants in London. With millions of tourists flocking to the capital, most will want to experience the fantastic food on offer in London, one of the gastronomic hotspots of the world. However, this can also place a severe strain on […]

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Has Catering Training Changed for the Worst in Recent Years?

Has Catering Training Changed for the Worst in Recent Years? Here at West One, we’re in a good place to assess the state of the UK’s catering and hospitality industry. With all of our consultants and staff having extensive frontline experience of working as qualified chefs, hospitality staff and management, we often discuss how things […]