Supplying staff to hotels, restaurants or private events, Cambridgeshire catering recruitment agencies are experts at providing catering and hospitality candidates for clients throughout Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough. The local industry covers a range of job roles and a specialist agency will search for personnel such as head chefs, kitchen porters and waiting / bar staff for permanent, temporary and contract vacancies.
The Cambridgeshire catering industry is typically devoid of regular work hours with the majority of employees working on a shift or rota basis. The industry is customer led and this means that weekends, bank holidays and evenings usually create the largest demand for staff.
Salaries will vary depending on the job type with head chefs and restaurant managers perhaps being the most well paid roles at £40K-£50K+. Waiting staff are deemed some of the lowest paid workers in the industry per annum, however a large proportion of these employees are part time. Cambridgeshire graduates can expect starting salaries of £12K-£14K, but role specific training will usually see this rise to £20K+.
Entry into a Cambridgeshire catering job role doesn't necessarily require high level academic qualifications, as vocational learning through apprenticeships tends to offer the most common route into the industry. Some school leavers may decide to pursue a university degree in hospitality although many will find GCSE, BTEC or A-level qualifications enough for an entry-level position. Candidates looking for a more senior role may alternatively decide to take a management course or attain a business related qualification. A Cambridgeshire catering recruitment agency will be expected to provide suitably qualified candidates, who can also demonstrate teamwork, flexibility and customer service skills, for their clients' catering jobs.