Preston BID – Smiles Better Awards

We are extremely proud to announce two of our managers have been nominated for the BID Preston Smiles Better Awards.

Lets get voting for Marty Meadows as the Leisure Manager of the year!

Here’s why Marty deserves your vote.

As one of our client’s favourite members of the team, Marty goes above and beyond every single shift. Marty is one of our Senior Event Managers and takes on the responsibility of inducting every member of the team. He takes our Preston inductions every week and often finds himself in Liverpool, Manchester & Leeds, helping us ensure that everyone who signs up to be part of GetStaffedUK is ready to hit the ground running, whilst providing a warm welcome.

You’ll have seen Marty with us from day one, helping us grow. Whether its ensuring a smooth shift, providing recommendations and feedback, helping us train staff and providing constant motivation. Marty always has a smile on his face and is happy to help our team members. You know when Marty is managing the team on your event, there won’t be any problems.

Feedback about Marty’s management is always amazing, to the point every client requests him on their shift! We have everything crossed he wins this award; it’s absolutely the recognition he deserves. His degree in coaching has been very beneficial to his role, he can lead and motivate a team with ease, keeping company culture at the heart of everything he does. Taking different teams to different events and venues throughout the North isn’t everyone’s cup of tea (nor an easy job) but he absolutely smashes it every week! Well done Marty.

VOTE FOR MARTY HERE: smilesbetterawards.co.uk – No 6.

 

Lets get voting for Sean Devlin, for Best Customer Service in Leisure 2019!

Here’s why Sean deserves your vote.

Another client favourite, Sean really shows us how it’s done. Not only is his customer service a firm favourite with our clients (who absolutely adore him) but the customers too! Sean’s ability to whiz around a bar and whip up some cocktails, are nothing short of impressive. Whether he’s a one man cocktail bar, or leading a team of 50 across Victoria Warehouse (or a field for that matter), Sean’s got his customer service skills DOWN.

Smiley, happy faces are whats to be expected when Sean’s around! Looks like it’s the luck of the Irish this year.

VOTE FOR SEAN HERE: smilesbetterawards.co.uk – No 12.

For more about the Bid Preston Smiles Better Awards… follow this link: http://bidpreston.co.uk/smilesbetter/

Creamfields 2019

Creamfields 2019

Creamfields is a whole different ball game. Do you think you’ve got what it takes to spend incredible moments with our amazing team in a field for 4 days? We thought so, get involved with Creamfields 2019.

We’re looking for hospitality professionals who are ready to get stuck in to the action for this year’s festival. You will need a minimum 1 years bar experience and to be ready to hit the ground running. At GetStaffedUK, we’re a family, which means we all work hard together and enjoy ourselves whilst we’re at it. There’s a real community vibe, and it’s great to be a part of. So here’s the information you need to get involved.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Providing excellent customer service, rain or shine!
  • Creating drinks to a specific standard (cocktail roles are available but mainly your standard drinks menu).
  • Enjoying yourself on shift, whilst ensuring that all jobs are complete.
  • Complying with client and customer requirements and ensuring health & safety standards are met.

Transport is provided from Preston, Liverpool and Leeds otherwise you must be able to meet on site at the festival. You will be required to work Thursday to Sunday or Friday to Sunday, so please make sure you are available for all dates (and ready to get muddy) before you sign up.

Here’s a snippet of who’s lined up for the 2019 festival:

  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Deadmau5
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Tiesto
  • Martin Garrix
  • Annie Mac
  • … and much more!

You will be required to attend a full induction, training session and brief, where you will be assessed, ready to get yourself into camp!

Register your interest here:  http://bit.ly/Creamfields2019

Please feel free to contact us on georgie@getstaffeduk.co.uk  if you require any further information with the subject CREAMFIELDS. See you in VIP.

 

 

Valentines Day

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

 

Here’s a list of things to do this Valentine’s Day in the North West, whether you’re with your other half or pals!

  • Head down to o2 Victoria Warehouse for Chvrches
  • Head to Manchester for their Gin Festival
  • Check out Professor Brian Cox at FD Arena, Leeds
  • Catch The X Factor Tour this weekend!
  • There’s plenty of local football this week, whether you’re a fan of:
    • Preston North End
    • Bolton
    • Stockport
    • Fleetwood
    • …or AFC Fylde!
  • Head to Fino Tapas for their special menu!
  • Scare Kingdom for their ValenTerror delights
  • Get 241 on all games at Level, Preston
  • Pop down to the Frog & Bucket Manchester for a night of comedy
  • Head to the Baltic Market, Liverpool for yummy food & drink (did someone says halloumi chips and gin?)

 

We hope you have a fun filled day (or weekend if that’s when you choose to celebrate!)

No scrooges here, if you have any more ideas or think we’ve forgotten anything, drop us a comment!

Lots of love, GSUK x

Lytham Festival

Do you think you can handle the crowds? Good, we’d love to have you at Lytham Festival 2019.

We’re looking for hospitality professionals who are ready to get stuck in to the action for this year’s festival. You will need a minimum 1 years bar experience and to be ready to hit the ground running. At GetStaffedUK, we’re a family, which means we all work hard together and enjoy ourselves whilst we’re at it. There’s a real community vibe, and it’s great to be a part of. So here’s the information you need to get involved.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Providing excellent customer service, rain or shine!
  • Creating drinks to a specific standard (cocktail roles are available but mainly your standard drinks menu).
  • Enjoying yourself on shift, whilst ensuring that all jobs are complete.
  • Complying with client and customer requirements and ensuring health & safety standards are met.

Transport is provided from Preston, otherwise you must be able to meet on site at the festival each day (no camping).

Here’s a snippet of who’s lined up for the 2019 festival:

  • Stereophonics
  • Rod Stewart
  • The Human League
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Sophie Ellis Bextor
  • … and much more!

You will be required to attend a full induction, training session and brief, where you will be assessed, ready to get yourself onto Lytham Prom.

Register your interest here: http://bit.ly/Lytham2019

Please feel free to contact us on georgie@getstaffeduk.co.uk  if you require any further information with the subject LYTHAM FESTIVAL. See you in VIP.

Tyler Browne, Senior Event Manager

We are very excited for our Senior Event Manager, Tyler. He’s recently gained an Internship through his Event Management course at UCLan at the second largest Marriot hotel in the world.

Tyler has been an invaluable member of the team at GetStaffedUK and is about to embark on a new journey to Texas, USA. Tyler orginially studied Sports Journalism, but as his career and enthusiasm progressed within the Hospitality Industry, he changed courses to Event Management to pursue his passion. As a massive fan of American Football and extremely good player, this is a very good move for Tyler (although we’ll miss him dearly), he’s looking forward to being part of a public team over in America.

Tyler’s new role will involve lots of training and learning, which he’s delighted about stating “looking through my personal program outline makes me twenty times more excited”. As Restaurant Supervisor, the topics covered include Restaurant Operations, Private Dining and Shift Lead Training.

When we spoke to Tyler, he couldn’t wait to tell us more about the role. “Working with GetStaffedUK has helped me an astronomical amount, without the company I wouldn’t have the skills and knowledge of the industry which I have today… this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am very grateful for GetStaffedUK helping me to reach my goals and get me where I am today. It has developed me into a forward thinking person, I work one step ahead, and we all know when I’m leading a shift nothing goes wrong” 😉

As Senior Event Manager, Tyler feels he is prepared for his new role. He is always ready to take a step back from a situation and provide solutions, a transferable skill, he will be able to take with him into any future role.

“The best thing about my current role is that is has enabled me to get really involved with the company as it grows. My top 3 highlights are: being the manager at Creamfields 2018 & meeting Gigs backstage, getting promoted twice in a year and our management team events. I have such amazing memories with GetStaffedUK’

We must admit, they’re three stand out highlights! Well done Tyler and good luck with your new role! 🙌

 

2018 Round Up!

2018 has been an incredible year for GetStaffedUK. We’ve exceeded client expectations, which is demonstrated through the testimonials we have received, the recommendations which our clients have given to their sister venues and we’ve even managed to improve the perception of staffing agencies on the whole within the areas which we have worked. This is all down to our incredible team! We’ve gained many new clients over the past 12 months, thanks to our Go-Getters who are in and out of different venues, week in, week out – as well as our Business Development Director, Junior who came on board in July.

 

Our 2018 in numbers, we have promoted:

3 Event Managers to Senior Event Managers

4 Trainee Events Managers to Event Managers

11 Go Getters to Trainee Event Managers

We have brought on 3 new roles:

Business Development Manager, Junior Beckett

Events & Logistics Coordinator, Amie Birkett

Training Manager, Chloe Brookes

and our Social Media & Marketing Manager Georgie, has come on board full time

 

At GetStaffedUK, we are aiming to revolutionise the hospitality industry. We are aiming to improve staff reliability, retention and quality. Each of our new roles is helping us towards our mission and it’s so exciting to see the business develop so quickly.

In order to achieve our goals, we knew we needed to do more than show that we could staff events – so we developed GetTrainedUK, and GetGroupUK was born! What a whirlwind of a year it’s been. We appointed Chloe to manage our training as we grew rapidly over the summer… and our office team grew and grew until we could no longer stay in our little cosy office.

We moved into our new office which could just about accommodate 5 of us, and then moved again, and now we have the entire basement at Cotton Court. We are so proud of how far we have come. This environment has really made a different to our work and productivity, not only do we have more space for ourselves, but we have meeting space, a cosy area and ping pong – all of which is very beneficial for when our team want to pop in and see us. It’s great to have our open door policy and for our team to know that they can pay us a visit whenever they need to!

Massive shout out to our Senior Event Manager Sean who helped us fill our rotas and complete our day to day tasks over the summer; from Lytham Festival to Creamfields and everything in between – Sean you were brilliant!

We have grown more than 350% on year 1, servicing over 150,000 hours of work and working with over 70 clients.

We are over the moon with the new clients who we have supported (and who have supported us) over the past 12 months (nearly doubling on last year!). This is including 5 new sport stadiums, huge concert venues which have moved the company further into Leeds, Stockport, York and Liverpool allowing us to create a stable base of GetStaffedUK family across the North West, all of who are creating a fabulous impression on us on and our clients. We can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!

We have trained 3000 Go-Getters in Hospitality Skills, inclusive of our bar training, cocktail tending and food service academies. These are having a massively positive impact on our employees and the feedback we have received from employees over the past few months just shows how far we have come along.

We’ve been working on our employee engagement, streamlining our processes and ensuring that all of our team enjoy their experience at GetStaffedUK.

Some of our 2018 highlights include:

  • Staffing the VIP terrace & bars at Lytham Festival
  • Working at huge concerts including Florence & the Machine, Mumford & Sons and You Me At Six.
  • Amazing dance events in Liverpool, including festivals and special events such as Circus, Steelyard and Cream Classical
  • Our Summer, festival themed, staff do
  • Watching our office team grow and seeing our managers learn about different sides of the business and develop their skillset
  • Being sole suppliers to various events and venues, starting from helping with kiosk bars to running hospitality sections!
  • The list goes on and on…. but we like to keep it short and sweet.

See you in 2019!!!!

Suppose we best complete our Red Rose Award applications and show off what we’ve done 😉

National Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 14th December, we’re taking part in #NationalChristmasJumperDay for Save the Children UK!
Thousands of people up and down the UK will start their day by pulling on a Christmas jumper for a great cause – to help create a brighter future for children.

Whether you join in at work, at home, at school or down the pub, it’s all about getting everyone together in your daftest woollies.

We’re particularly excited to see what jumper Tom Havlin turns up in!

You’ll be giving children the chance to build a better future, by donating £2. To do so, please text TEAMGSUK to 70050!

How to apply to Get Staffed UK!

Students old and new! Welcome to (or back to) UCLan,
Hope you’ve all got some good freebies at the various fairs this week!

So you’re back at uni, you’ve just received your loan (if you’re one of the lucky ones) and you don’t need a job because you’ve got free money. WRONG. Your rent is due and you’ve absolutely smashed freshers already… let us help! The first three things you need when you start at uni, are somewhere to live, something to eat, and some money. Here’s where we come in…

At Get Staffed UK, you can work around your studies. Only free on Saturday this week? No problem. Need all the hours under the sun so you can spend it all using your wonderful student discount – just let us know. We’ll put you in shifts, based on the availability you provide! WIN.

So, all you need to do is sign up to the link here – http://portal.getstaffeduk.co.uk/staff/register 

WHAT NEXT? SIGN ON UP!
http://portal.getstaffeduk.co.uk/staff/register 
After you’ve signed up you’ll receive a text message to come down to one of our inductions and we can get you into shifts pretty quick! If you’re new to hospitality don’t worry, we provide full training – from front of house, food service and wine waiting to bar service.

Quick back track if you aren’t entirely sure who we are: we provide venues and events throughout Preston and the surrounding areas with amazing individuals like you to help them run their events. Whether its a wedding, concert or festival – there’s plenty of work to go around. If the event is out of PR1, we provide you with transport to ensure that you can get to work and back (saves you depending on everyone’s favourite… public transport!)

Any questions? Fire them my way! I’m here to help – georgie@getstaffeduk.co.uk

Our Facebook and Instagram accounts are a great place to get an idea of who we are and what we do too, so check them out! Just click the links below.

PRE-DRINK PARTY COMPETITION!

Welcome to Preston, Students Old & New.

This year we’re running a monthly competition to WIN YOUR PRE-DRINKS PARTY with Get Staffed UK.

  1. You and everyone at your party must be 18+
  2. Your party host will bring drinks & equipment, you supply the music!
  3. You must have liked, shared & tagged your friends in our post.
  4. You must go to University or College in Preston.
  5. We will bring a set amount of alcohol and mixers to the party (we can do this based on what you like to drink!)
  6. Always drink responsibly 😉

Making a good impression!

How to make a good impression when applying for a job!

To start with, it might seem obvious but read the initial job posting thoroughly.

The recruiter may have spent time and money on the advertisement of the vacancy, this person may do the initial screening of applicants. It’s great to have questions at this stage and engage with the employer, but it’s important to make sure that you don’t ask questions they have already answered in the job advert/ description.

Congratulations, you made it through the first phase! We like your application and you’ve been invited down to meet us. Whether it’s a formal interview or a group induction, here are our top tips.

It’s time for the first meeting…

‘Never judge a book by it’s cover!’

First impressions aren’t just about the employee… it is just as important for you to receive a good first impression of the employer/ company to decide if they are right for you. When working within the hospitality industry, it’s important that you are well presented and look professional at all times, this is certainly something to consider when attending your first meeting. If it’s an informal appointment, there may not be any need for a suit but a football kit probably isn’t appropriate.

The first 30 seconds are often make or break… It is suggested that the first impression alters the behaviour of an interviewer, which can heavily impact the tone throughout your first meeting with the company. People aim to reinforce their first impressions, looking for justification of their initial instincts (whether they are good or bad!)

We don’t need to tell you about the importance of punctuality. Being on time shows you are not only grateful for the opportunity which you have been presented with, but that you are respectful of the interviewer’s time. People are often working to tight deadlines and under pressure, especially in today’s economy where working efficiently in order to save on resources.

The language you use in an interview can be important. There’s no need to go over the top when it comes to industry jargon and trying to fit in buzz words but you are selling yourself. Make sure that what you are saying is positive.

If they ask you about your weaknesses, it might be a good idea to tell the interviewer about how you often sit back and assess your strengths and weaknesses so that you can build on them – explain how your weakness can be seen in a better light and how this can positively influence your work.

Be careful not to say what everyone says because to interviews it doesn’t seem like you are being honest. We’re talking to you, ‘I’m a perfectionist’. Be you, be honest – if you struggle with your self-confidence, explain that and elaborate but don’t forget to mention how you can improve on this.

In an interview, using positive words will influence the interviewer. Using terms like happy, confident, delighted… will impact on how the interviewer is feeling and how they feel after spending time with you. Leaving them feeling positive could mean there is a better outcome from your interview.

Your tone of voice can influence them too. If you sound deflated and demotivated, why would they choose you? It’s important to sound excited about the role and enthusiastic. If this isn’t your dream job it should be a step in the right direction. Pick out the reasons you would love to join the team and focus on those reasons whilst in the interview, this will help you speak highly of the role and company.

So to round up!

Read, be thorough and do your research!

Ask questions, be engaged!

Be professional & punctual!

Be positive!

Be honest, be you!

Good luck 😊

What do you think is important in an interview? Have you had any bad interviews?  What have you learnt? What do you think contributes to making a good impression? What are your top tips?