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OVERVIEW

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RANKED #36, 2017

Welcome to working at Dishoom

 

Jobs that are fun, rewarding and stable. Careers that can take you far. Training? Some of the best there is. Benefits? Outstanding. Fantastic opportunities to grow and progress? Absolutely

We seek out those who are special, interesting, and different.  Those who have a spark.

But one thing we all have in common is our warmth and genuine love of people, which (we’d like to think!) shines through in the way we treat our guests and one another. This means that you don’t just join our team – you are welcomed in, embraced as a member of our family.

Meet the Dishoom Team

Season: All year round

Locations: 

  • Dishoom – Shoreditch, London
  • Dishoom – Kings Cross, London
  • Dishoom – Kensington, London
  • Dishoom – Carnaby Street, London
  • Dishoom – Covent Garden, London
  • Dishoom – Manchester, England
  • Dishoom – Edinburgh, Scotland

Accommodation: Provided by The Working Holiday Club

Min age: 18

Jobs:  

  • Busser
  • Expeditor
  • Server/Waiter/Waitress
  • Host/Hostess
  • Bar Back
  • Food Runner
  • Bartender
  • Cocktail/Bottle Service

Interview locations: Skype & Video

WE BELIEVE IN SEVA

HAVE A BIG HEART & BE FIRST-CLASS

Our view is that it’s part of human nature to care about making people happy. We all care about this deeply. We call this Seva. Seva means having a big, warm, open heart. And Seva means wanting to be fantastic – first-class – at everything you do. Seva means we don’t just serve people, we take them in and look after them to the very best of our ability – guests and team alike.

POSITIONS

  • Busser
  • Expeditor
  • Server/Waiter/Waitress
  • Host/Hostess
  • Bar Back
  • Food Runner
  • Bartender
  • Cocktail/Bottle Service

LOCATIONS

  • Dishoom – Shoreditch, London
  • Dishoom – Kings Cross, London
  • Dishoom – Kensington, London 
  • Dishoom – Carnaby Street, London
  • Dishoom – Covent Garden, London
  • Dishoom – Manchester, England
  • Dishoom – Edinburgh, Scotland

Interview And Contacts

  • The interview is visa skype pre-departure
  • Your job contracts with min hours guaranteed  start dates are all received before leaving home
  • Bar staff requires experience
  • Servers must have min 6 months experience

We  do not offer zero hour contracts

  • Guaranteed 40 hours a week with the option to book more shift if you want
  • There is no quite time – 24/7 operation so they can offer guaranteed hours all year round!
  • Time off for travel is welcomed.
  • Uniform and grooming standards are totally relaxed, beards, facial piercings, dreadlocks all ok, visible tattoos are totally fine too as long as they are not offensive.
  • Wear whatever you want to work within reason (jeans sneakers, shirts – the vibe is to dress like they’re going out for a night out with their mates – smart causal).

Rates of pay are incredible! 

  • All staff are paid at the national minimum wage £7.50 plus the truck tips. These two component make up your hourly rate. On average this is £20K a week per restaurant that is split between all of the staff.
  • The trunk is calculated by an external company so its always fair
  • The lowest paying entry level runners earn £10.30/hour
  • Junior servers can earn £13/hour
  • Bartenders around £12-13/hour

STAFF ACCOMMODATION

SHARED HOUSES ZONES 2-4

  • Single, twin & double rooms
  • East & West London & South West London

DORMITORY STYLED ROOMS ZONE 1

  • Single, twin, dorm 2-4 share
  • Central London

STUDIO STYLE APARTMENTS ZONE 2

  • En-suite singles, en-suite twins, and non-en-suite singles
  • Central London

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

So what is the average price for a room in London?

Expect to pay at minimum £650 a month, excluding expenses, sharing a flat with 3-4 other people.

Extra expenses not included in rent. You will need to add the following monthly average expenses:

  • Council tax: about £35 per person
  • Water: about £8 / £10 per person
  • Electricity / gas: about £20 per person
  • Internet: about £15

Your total monthly, housing expenses will therefore be at least £750, depending on the number of people with whom you share the apartment.

Yes, London is not exactly cheap. In AUD that’s already $1,250 just for your housing!!! Take into account another £140 for your monthly travel card and £100-£250 for living expenses (food, toiletries etc.) and you start to realise the cost of living is a little more than Australia and New Zealand.

That is why we offer affordable accommodation with travel flexible leases for participants on the Jumpstart London Program.

Shared Houses Zones 2-4

You will have the option of staying in a single, twin shared, or double room. Our houses are in zones 2,3 and 4 of east, west, and south-west london and are about 25-35 minutes commute from central london.
Weekly rentals start from:

  • £85 – £100 per week all bills included (shared room) great for friends, solo travellers, budget-conscious travellers, or simply those looking for a starting point in London.
  • £100 – £135 per week all bills included (single room)
  • £160-£185 per week all bills included (double) * great for couples
  • £200 deposit required to secure your accommodation pre-departure

Top reasons why this is a great set up

  • Travel rent free
  • Travel as often as you like
  • Cheap rent by sharing
  • No huge upfront costs
  • Meet great people
  • No long-term leases or lock it contracts
  • Not liable to covering rent of other rooms if house mates move out
  • No obligation to stay or pay rent if you move somewhere else or find another house to live in
Student styled accommodation in Zone 1
  • You will have the option of staying in a single, twin shared, or triple room. Our rooms are all in zone 1, in walking distances for work
    Weekly rentals are;
  • £128 per week all bills included (3 per room)
  • £150 per week all bills included (2 per room)
  • £196 per week all bills included (single room)

Facilities and Inclusions;

  • 2 meals provided per day (included in your rent)
  • free internet
  • bedding
  • contents insurance
  • bills
  • cleaning
  • gym
  • social events
  • pool tables & table tennis
  • xbox and games rooms
  • tv rooms
  • £200 deposit required to secure your accommodation pre departure

Top reasons why this is a great set up

  • Travel rent free
  • Volunteer for 20 hours a week and stay rent free plus get free meals
  • Walk to work and save on transports cost
  • Easy to get home at night
  • No long commute
  • Free food
  • Free internet
  • Safe and secure for first time travellers
  • Live with students and travellers from Spain, France, Germany, and all over Europe (as well as Aussies and Kiwis on the program)
  • Travel as often as you like
  • Cheap rent in zone 1
  • No huge upfront costs
  • No long-term leases or lock in contracts
  • Not liable to covering rent of other rooms if house mates move out
  • No obligation to stay or pay rent if you move somewhere else or find another house to live in
  • Contents insurance for your personal belongings included
  • Lockable personal space
  • Free gym
  • Live in the heart of London and get a real London experience before moving to the suburbs
Can I decide where I will live?

Our course! Our UK team have all lived in London before (some even in our houses!) and can tell you all about our properties and options, to help you make the best choice for you.

 

Pre-departure you will have the opportunity to decide if you want to start in our Zone 1 properties or Zones 2-4 shared houses. You will also have the opportunity to put down a preference for your room configuration.

 

On arrival in London, you will be invited for Orientation where you will come into our Head Office and run through all the options for the available houses and rooms that week. In the following days, you’ll then have the opportunity to go out and view all the properties and decided which one you’d like to move in to from there.

What costs are involved in my accommodation?

ust like any rental property, there are move in costs and ongoing rental payments associated. Through our Jumpstart London, we try to make it as cost effective and simple for you as possible.

Pre-departure

During the application process and when you decide on your housing options, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose which starting week you’ll be arriving in London. Following this, you’ll be required to pay a £200 accommodation holding deposit to confirm your booking. This is so that we know we have a tenant arriving on these dates, and you know we have a room set aside for you. The £200 will then go towards your bond for the property. When you eventually move out, you will be returned this, as long as everything is in the same condition you first moved in.

Move-in

You will be required to pay your first 2-4 weeks rent upfront, depending on your property type.

Ongoing

Rental payments will be payable either fortnightly or monthly, depending on your property type. 90% of our properties have all your bills included in the rent. If you move into a property where for example the water bill is separate, then the rental figure will be lower and reflective of this.

What are the lease terms?

At TWHC we understand that you want to make the most of your working holiday and go travelling as often as you can! That’s why we don’t believe in any long term lock in leases, as a rental agency would require you to sign a 6 month or 12 month minimum lease.

Our leases are travel flexible. Once you have moved into the property and paid your move in costs, your rent will be periodic and ongoing and you can live there indefinitely. At any point if you want to move out and go travelling, it will only ever be a 2 week or a 4 week notice period for you to move out.

If you are then returning back to London after your travel, we only ever need 21 days notice to get you back into a property.

THAT MEANS YOU CAN TRAVEL RENT FREE!!!

Can I book with my friend or partner?

Of course! We accommodate for singles, couples, or friends travelling together.

PERKS

PERKS OF THE JOB

Half-price food and drink at all Dishooms before 5 pm (with up to five guests). Then 25% off thereafter.

SAVINGS

  • Protect your mobile phone at no cost.
  • Take a companion to the movies with half-price cinema tickets.
  • Make savings on gentleman and lady’s clothes from top-notch retailers.
  • Exceptional prices for holidays and outings.
  • Special prices for technology goods.

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