Silver Service recruitment agency listing

Silver service waiters and waitresses serve food on to customers plates from a platter.

For those wishing to take on silver service jobs, experience of working in a restaurant is often considered to be more valuable than formal educational qualifications. Inexperienced staff may be asked to complete a day's trial in a restaurant before they are given a job. It is possible for school leavers to enter into silver service jobs through securing a place on an apprenticeship scheme in hospitality and catering.

New employees are typically provided with on-the-job training from experienced staff members. Some employers encourage their staff to study for NVQs at Level 2 or 3 or to attend training courses from The Academy of Food and Wine Service or The Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

Silver service staff are employed by restaurants, hotels and contract catering companies and are in demand throughout the UK. Overseas work on cruise ships and in resorts is also readily available, with employment openings commonly being advertised through specialist catering recruitment agencies. The majority of full-time silver service staff work on a rota system, which may include public holiday and weekend hours. Part-time and seasonal employment is common.

Silver service staff may earn between £7,000 and £12,000 a year, depending on their age. With experience, salaries may increase to around £15,000 a year, with head waiters and waitresses earning £18,000 or more a year. In many restaurants, silver service staff are able to top up their earnings with tips from their customers. Silver service staff with experience may move into higher paid sommelier roles. Alternatively, they may become assistant restaurant managers.

 
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  • Based in the North West and supplying culinary staff across the UK, Catermatch Solutions are specialist recruiters for the Catering industry. We reference check, interview and assess the skills of candidates across all roles in the sector, covering areas including Kitchen, Restaurant, Front Office and Management. From Michelin star establishments to wedding settings, we offer an efficient recruitment service with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 40 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DE
  • Ellis Mack are specialists within the Hospitality and Retail sectors, providing permanent and interim contract Operational Management, Chef and Head Office/Support recruitment solutions. A skilled consultant team with practical experience within the sectors for which they recruit. Competitive fees & market leading rebates. High placement success rates and low attrition ratios providing peace of mind and value for money for our clients.
    Coverage UK wide
    • The Centrum Building, 38 Queen Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G1 3DX
  • As an established recruitment specialist, we're the chosen recruitment partner for many of the UK's leading hospitality and catering companies. Detail2Leisure can help you make the right choice when it comes to furthering your career. We are passionate about delivering fantastic service, giving quality job advice and support. We are committed to matching the right candidates with the right vacancies..
    Coverage Nationwide
    • Hanover House, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 4FD
  • Recruiter tip provided by Catermatch Solutions

    Attention to detail is essential and the main attribute to any silver server. The customer expects professional, confident and helpful personnel. The food needs to be served skilfully, cleanly and quickly without mistakes or a cautious, nervous approach. Inform the customer of your service intentions, serve the dish methodically and smoothly, placing the silver low and close, ask for any further requirements, then move onto the next customer

  • Established in 1994 Contract Options specialises in temporary and permanent staffing solutions for both front and back of house. Our consultants are seasoned industry professionals who understand the diverse nature of catering. Candidates are skills & knowledge tested upon registration interviewed & referenced. Temporary staff can be supplied at competitive hourly rates, permanent positions can be placed via a fixed fee or temp-to perm solution.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 2nd Floor, 12/14 Devonshire Row, London, Greater London, EC2M 4RH
  • Welcome to Top Job we have been around for a while now and we think we have got a fair idea of what it takes to get Essex and Suffolk working. We offer a Professional and personal service to both our candidates and clients whilst at all times maintaining a high quality service, incorporating honesty and integrity in all we do.
    Coverage Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk
    • 10 Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
  • Stable, independent and successful employment agency specialising in the placement of permanent, contract and temporary staff across the United Kingdom. We operate a corporate and professional practice but with the personal touch. Genuine testimonials. Mango Solutions Recruitment " The Right choice".
    Coverage Nationwide
    • Number 10, Atlanta Boulevard, Romford, Essex, RM1 1TB
  • If the hassle of recruiting is getting you down, turn to Wild Recruitment for trustworthy hiring solutions. The fast-paced Catering & Hospitality industry relies on good support staff to keep up with demand, and we are prepped with the experience and enthusiasm needed to attract quality candidates. Our Office & Finance Division has specialised knowledge in sourcing the best Front Office, Accounts and Admin candidates in the industry.
    Coverage Hampshire, Dorset and Buckinghamshire
    • Unit 7, Linford Forum, Rockingham Drive, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 6LY
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
    • 2-4 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BU
  • We here at multitask Personnel have some of the biggest Airport contract in the hospitality industry.We provide temporary and permanent recruitment services to the Hospitality Industry on a nationwide basis. We provide all levels of personnel from team members right through to senior management including volume recruitment drives for new openings.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 4 Amberley Court, 101 Effingham Street, Rotherham, Yorkshire, S65 1BL
  • Whether a client or a candidate, we aim to exceed your expectations, delivering a fast, effective and honest service. Our passion and commitment is backed by an experienced team of consultants who have a wealth of industry knowledge.
    Coverage UK wide
    24 Offices Nationwide
  • Looking for staff to join your business in the Food Industry? If the answer's yes, then you might be wondering how you can find quality people. In truth, there's no real secret. It all comes down to hard work and a healthy portion of intuition - the type of thing that only comes with lots of experience. At Connect Appointments, we've got masses of that - and we exist to go the extra mile for our clients. Try us and you won't be disappointed.
    Coverage Scotland & North East England
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    • 19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD
    • 200 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4HG
    • 4 Admiral Way, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 3XW
    • 10-18 Hope Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 6AF
    • Suite 106, Westpoint, 4 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ
    • 152 West Marketgait, Dundee, DD1 1NJ

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Silver Service Salary Rates
Low Pay:£12,675
Medium Pay:£13,163
High Pay:£14,625
6 Month Change:Down 1%
Sample Size:25
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Average Silver Service Salaries by Region
Yorkshire &
Humberside

£13k
Midlands
£13.2k
East Anglia
£14.3k
London
£13.8k
Home Counties
£13.2k
South East
£13.3k
South West
£14.1k
Wales
£12.9k
North West
£12.8k
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