Chefs (all levels) - Great Britain 2

This program is part of the “Leave now, pay later” promotion

This is a work program in the HoReCa area which gives candidates of all levels (Comis Chef, Demi Chef de Partie, Chef de Partie) the opportunity to work as a Chef. Employers come from all over Great Britain.
This program is aimed at experienced candidates interested in the Chef position and at working in renowned restaurants from the UK. All selected staff enjoy professional training at the restaurants where they will be working.

In the UK any EU citizen wishing to be employed by a British company has the right to work in any area. It is the candidate’s responsibility, after signing a contract with the UK company, to apply for NINO (National Insurance Number) at the empowered institutions. Based on this, they can pay their due contributions to the British state. Candidates have the right to full time work, as stipulated in their work contract with the UK employer.

- Selected candidates quickly sign the employment contract with the company which selected them and have a quick departure to the UK
- Positions in this field are highly well paid, usually making around 18.000–22.000 GBP/ year
- All selected staff enjoys professional training in the restaurant where they will be working
- Pre-identified accommodation, usually close to the workplace
- Very pleasant, dynamic and well paid field, with multiple career opportunities
- Top restaurants situated anywhere in the UK, but mostly in and around London

Position, job title or profession

Chefs: Comis Chef, Demi Chef de Partie, Chef de Partie
Various UK companies which are looking for staff in the HoReCa sector
All selected candidates receive training at the workplace, according to quality policies of the employer
Training duration
Candidates receive continual training throughout their employment contract
Number of available positions

240 positions available for the current year
Recruitment period
Throughout the year, continually
Both men and women may be accepted
Couples can be accepted, but there is no guarantee that they will be placed at the same employer
Accepted age
Between 18 – 40 years old. 
Candidates between 40-50 years old may be accepted depending on their CV and prior approval from the British employer.
Good attitude, hard working, serious, friendly, in good physical and mental shape, well organized
Marital status
Both married and single/ divorced candidates may be accepted
HoReCa experience

Minimum 3 months relevant experience

Not required, but it may be an advantage during selection
English level
Minimum level 6 on a scale from 1 to 10
Other foreign languages

Not required, but it is an advantage
Drivers licence
Not required
Hourly/ monthly salary and pay dates
Salaries vary according to experience level between 7.38-8.42 GBP/ hour and are established following the interview and signing the employment contract.
Salary is paid monthly, bimonthly or weekly according to the employment contract. Usually employers pay in the bank account opened by the employee at a British bank.
Bonuses are not available
Overtime may be available, after shifts, when restaurants needs the staff
Usually tips are not available
Salary increases
Employer may offer salary raises/ career growth according to employee performance
Cases in which the employee’s payment rights can be pursued
In all salary related cases, the candidate may contact empowered British institutions.
Employer may deduct from employee’s salary amount of prejudice, when material damages have been made by employee. If candidate brings considerable material damages, employer has the right to pursue employee in court for recovering full damage.
Working/ resting hours
- Minimum 36 working hours/ week, maximum 70 working hours/ week
- 5-6 working days/ week
- 1-2 days off/ week
Working and/ or off days are agreed upon with the employer, through the contract.
Nature and length of contract
Employment contract, full time.
Contract duration is 12 months, but this can be extended by mutual agreement.

Transport ticket
(home country - UK - home country)
Employer usually does not cover travel expenses, but there can be exceptions

Pre-identified temporary accommodation, paid by the employer.
Usually, temporary accommodation expenses, including utilities (water, gas, electricity, trash etc.) can be up to 200-250 GBP/ month depending on location. Rent is paid weekly or monthly, depdening on accommodation owner.
Accommodation may be done at a hostel/ hotel/ apartment/ house, shared rooms, close to the workplace. Temporary accommodation is offered for 3 days up to 2 weeks or even throughout the training (1 month), depending on employer decision. During this time employee must secure a permanent accommodation according to their preferences. It is recommended that candidate has at least 350 EUR for first month of accommodation and possible renting commissions.
Usually employees are offered free meals during working hours. There are situations when meals are paid, but prices are modest.
Local transport
Paid by the employee
Social insurances
Paid by the employer, according to British law
Health insurances
Paid by the employer, according to British law
Sick leave
Candidates receive sick leave, paid according to British law. First 3 days of medical leave are not paid.
Length, procedure and payment rights for vacation
Candidates enjoy vacation time, according to their employment contract. Usually employees are allowed to request vacation after 4 weeks since beginning work, in accordance to the number of already worked days. Employer may restrict vacation days during, for example, busy seasons.
Work, protection and security conditions
Work conditions are normal, and safety and security measures are communicated during training done at the work place.
Employer insures correct work conditions, protection and work security measures before beginning work. Training is given during first day regarding health protection and safety at the workplace. Work is done in prestigious restaurants, in very good quality and hygiene conditions.
Necessary documents as requested by employer for candidate evaluation
- CV in English + smiling photo
- 1 passport photo
1 full body photo, size 9/13, office attire
- Passport/ ID copy
- Birth certificate, in original + translated and legalized in English
- Clean criminal record
- Clean medical record
- 2 recommendations in original, in English, from previous employers
Eligibility evaluation fee

ZERO mediation and registration fee
360 RON (VAT included), to be paid at the time of signing the mediation contract
Mediation fee
ZERO mediation and registration fee
Depending on the time the candidate chooses to pay this commission:
• OPTION 1: 375 GBP – If paid at the time of signing the mediation contract, after being accepted into the program
• OPTION 2: 450 GBP – If paid at the time of signing the employment contract, before departing the country
• OPTION 3: 600 GBP – If paid in maximum 5 working days since receiving first salary

For details and appointments contact our Recruitment consultants at 0040 376 444 555.

We wish you the best of luck!