Chester Racecourse is looking to fill over 1000 job vacancies from the local area for the upcoming racing season, which commences on May 9th.
Annually the Racecourse recruits approximately 750 casual staff, this year the figure has been boosted due to the creation and launch of chesterBET, the company’s own betting solution following the sale of the tote last year.
The company is recruiting for a variety of roles including catering managers, waiting-on staff, bar staff and chefs within the catering division; and betting supervisors and operators within the new betting division.
Full training is offered for all position with the exception of chef roles. This is a unique opportunity offered by the Racecourse, who through an extensive training and development programme gives individuals the skills necessary to progress within the hospitality industry.
In March 2006 Matthew Alexander, from the Wirral, attended a recruitment open day at the Racecourse, and worked as a member of the catering team on a casual basis throughout four racing seasons. Following completion of his university degree Matthew joined the team full time as a Catering Supervisor, and in August last year was promoted to Junior Operations Manager.
Matthew commented, “Working for Chester Racecourse has been a great experience for me. I have developed my skills during my employment and taken the opportunities when they have presented themselves to progress within the business. The business is very accommodating and has been really flexible with timings of shifts and supported my educational development”.
Chester Racecourse is holding a recruitment open day on Saturday 17th March (11am-4pm) and an open evening on Thursday 22nd March (5pm-8pm).
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