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  • Everything You Need to Know About Student Discount

    Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Books, parking permits, rent and countless cups of coffee; student life isn’t cheap.  It’s also not easy, which is why student discount is the best thing to happen since sliced bread…and pot noodles.   Get ready for a whole lot of tips, tricks and sites to use (along with a special treat for those in Edinburgh looking for a cheap, student pub crawl!) as it’s time to get your spend on! Where ...

  • Student Finance in a Nutshell

    Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Amy Liston1 comment

    As we get into the new terms for education it’s good to know what decisions to make in order to make the next year a little easier.  Because if you’re learning new things, meeting new people, moving into student accommodation (and finding new bars...) then why let money become an prominent feature of your worries? In this blog we’ll cover differences between the types of loans and how to apply, ...

  • The Three Trends That Are Reshaping the Industry

    Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Things are constantly changing, especially within the hospitality industry.  We’re evolving, meeting the new needs of consumers and booming with the latest trends – but what exactly is reshaping the industry as we know it? One of the top things at the moment, and one that will hopefully only grow and grow is sustainability.  This stems from the increasing awareness of our need to change the way ...

  • What No-Deal Brexit Means For Food

    Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    As the “final” Brexit date in October creeps in and gets closer and closer, people are still trying to get a better understanding of what it will mean for us – both in our careers but also our general livelihood. There may be many uncertainties surrounding this for a few years, but one thing is beginning to seem scarily clear, and that is us exiting with no deal. But what will a No-deal Brexit ...

  • What Are The Best Entry Level Jobs For Hospitality Management?

    Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    The hospitality industry, as we know, is filled with opportunity and growth; but sometimes it can be hard to establish yourself within the sector, which is why we’re here to help.  You’re reading this blog for one of two reasons: You want to know how to get into hospitality management down the road in your career. You’re nosey. (We won’t judge) The good news is that we’ll have something for ...

  • What Sort of Questions to Expect in a Hotel Role Interview (and How to Answer Them)

    Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Preparation is key when going into an interview and we want to help!  We have interview technique tips for you to read after this blog, that you can view here – but this is for you hoteliers looking to move up in the industry (or those nosey enough to find out what you’d be asked if you ever wanted to apply!) It’s important to know like any other job, they will ask you why you’re interested in ...

  • Plastic in Hospitality and How to Help

    Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019 by Amy Liston1 comment

    If you have been following our social media platforms, you’ll know that this month is #PlasticFreeJuly, and to top it off we wanted to end it with a blog to summarise what we have shared, learned and implemented so that you can do it too – because plastic free changes don’t have to stay in July! (We made an infographic for more ideas that we didn't go as far into detail below!) The first ...

  • What is Required for a 5 Star Hotel?

    Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to be seen as the best of the best?  To find out how to get that 5 star rating and what you can do to boost the rating up in your own hotel, whether you’re the staff or the owner?  Keep reading and you just might (definitely will) find out! When running a hotel, it’s important to know the basic standards, which would generally consist of cleanliness, rooms ...

  • The Top 3 Hardest Things about Managing a Restaurant and How to Overcome Them

    Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Managing a restaurant can be extremely rewarding, but that isn’t without the odd blip of course.  Each role has its ups and downs, but we’re here to help you turn your hurdles into hoorays!  Keep reading to find out what we found to be some of the more challenging things and what we think could help, and while you’re here, we do have some more tips for restaurant managers here. One of the first ...

  • Advice for Working in a Bar for the First Time

    Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Any new job can be a little daunting before you go in and realise it’s nothing to worry about, but when it comes to bartending, people worry about breaking glasses or making the wrong drink – don’t.  Everyone has been there, so much so that it’s almost a rite of passage when working behind the bar.  However we have some tips for any other worries that may be on your mind! Though you may worry ...