HoReCa staff - Great Britain 2


This is a work program in the HoReCa area which gives candidates the possibility to work for British employers from this field of work.
This program is aimed only at candidates with experience, who are interested to work in hotels, restaurants and bars from the UK in order to develop their professional abilities or make a career in this area. All selected candidates enjoy continual training at the work place.


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.


- Quick departures, usually 4-8 weeks since registration, depending on candidate profile and file contents
- Ongoing training at the workplace for developing professional abilities
- Access to a career plan
- Support for opening a bank account and applying for NINO
- Very pleasant, dynamic and well-paid work sector, with multiple career opportunities
- Placements are done usually in hotels situated anywhere in the UK
- Couples are welcome and are accommodated together
- Mediation fee can be paid from first salary


Position, job title or profession
- Reception staff: Day/ night receptionists, Butlers/ Porters
- Restaurant staff: Waiters, Assistant waiters
- Bar staff: Bartenders, Assistant bartenders
- Kitchen staff: Cooks, Chefs, Demi-chefs
- Cleaning staff: Dishwashers, Laundry workers, Maids
- General assistants: staff working in multiple hotel departments
- Store sale assistants: prior approval from the agency is needed to registering to this position
Various UK companies which are looking for staff in the HoReCa sector
All candidates receive training at the workplace, according to the employer’s quality standards. Ongoing training at the workplace, throughout the employment contract.
Applying for NINO
All candidates are employed by UK companies, so they must apply for their NINO (National Insurance Number) in order to be able to pay their contributions to the British state. Employers usually assist with NINO application procedures.
Couples/ groups/ friends
Couples are accepted, but they are not guaranteed that they will work in the same shift/ department/ workplace/ employer. Accommodation is shared though.
Candidates may work anywhere in the UK, depending on employer’s location
Good attitude, pleasant personality, hardworking, competent, serious, in good shape, flexible
Marital status
Both married and single/ divorced candidates may be accepted
In most cases relevant experience is required
Not mandatory, but it may prove an advantage during selection
English level
Minimum level 6 on a scale from 1 to 10 for positions which do not imply client interaction, and minimum level 7-8 on for positions which imply client interaction  
Other foreign languages

Other languages are not required, but may prove to be an advantage
Drivers licence
Not required
Hourly/ monthly salary and pay dates
Salaries start at 7.83* GBP/ hour.
Date of pay is set by each employer, so salary may be paid monthly, bimonthly or weekly.
Employer assists employee in opening an UK bank account.
* Obs: salaries for candidates under 25 years old start at 7.38 GBP/ hour.
Employers may offer bonuses depending on employee performance
Overtime is paid at normal hourly rates.
Each employer decides number of overtime according to business needs
Salary increases
Employer may offer salary raises and/ or career promotions depending on candidate performance, reviewed periodically/ every 6/ 12 months.
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 and resting hours
- Usual average is 40 working hours/ week. During high season there may be up to 50-60 hours/ week, but extra-season may be under 40 hours/ week
- 4-6 working days/ week
- 1-3 days off/ week
 Working and/ or off days are agreed upon with employer, through the employment contract.
Nature and length of contract

Employment, full time contract.
Length of contract is 6-12 months; first 3 months are probation period.
Contract may be extended depending on employee performance and employer decision.
Transport ticket
(home country - UK)

Transport costs to/ from the UK are covered by employee.

Pre-identified and organized by employer before employee’s arrival.
1-2 persons/ room, close to the workplace or in accommodation units at the workplace.
Cost of rent and expenses is between 30-70 GBP/ week depending on location and employer. Usually rent is deducted from employee’s salary, with no need of payment upon arrival.
Meals vary from one employer to the other: 1-3 meals/ day. Most often they are offered free of charge or included in the accommodation price.
In isolated cases when employer does not offer meals, employee may prepare meals at the accommodation site.
Local transport
Usually accommodation is not far from the work place, so employees may travel by foot to the work place. If not, travel costs are covered by employee.
Social insurances
Candidates benefit from social insurances paid by employer, based on British legislation
Health insurances
According to UK law, European citizens enjoy health insurance similar to that offered to British citizens
Sick leave
Employees may receive sick leave, offered and paid according to British law
Length, procedure and payment rights for vacation

Usually employees receive 28 days paid vacation per year, including legal and public holidays.
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.
Financial compensations for accidents, illness, occupational diseases or death 

As according to British law
Duties, taxes and contributions due by employees
Employer pays contributions according to British law. Duties and taxes are deducted from the employee’s gross salary and paid by employer.
It is the employee’s responsibility to avoid double taxation for social insurances. Taxes, not social insurance, can be returned if employee requests this at the end of their employment contract, by filling in forms P45 and P85.
Necessary documents as requested by employer for candidate evaluation
- CV in English + smiling photo
- Copy of last studies diploma
- Copy of qualification papers (if such document exists)
- 2 recommendations, in original, in English, from previous employers
- Filled in application form
- Filled in medical form
- 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
- Plane ticket 
- Pocket money


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

We wish you the best of luck!