Giraffe is a chain of over 60 UK restaurants where students might be able to find full or part time work while they are studying.
Giraffe was founded in 1998 by husband and wife Juliette & Russel Joffe along with Andrew Jacobs, and the chain of cafes and restaurants has become a very popular place to eat breakfast, brunches and main meals.
In 2013, Giraffe was bought out by Tesco and continues to grow, both in the UK and a handful of places overseas.
Giraffe has its biggest concentration of restaurants in London, with around a dozen - but there are also branches in many other student towns and cities such as Bath, Birmingham, Brighton, Cambridge, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Reading, Sheffield and York.
Typical restaurant jobs on offer at Giraffe will either be within the kitchen or as a team member. The kitchen staff includes chefs of all levels along with porters as support. Team members include bar staff, baristas, waiters and waitresses - and a variety of shifts will be available.
For entry level roles at Giraffe, you can simply visit your local restaurant and enquire with the manager about current vacancies. You can find out how far away your nearest Giraffe restaurant is by taking a quick look at this page of their website.
Driving home the message that a restaurant job at Giraffe is no dead-end position with no prospects, the firm’s careers website says:
“We aim to select the very best talent, provide them with great training, support and encouragement at every level. On-going training & development throughout the year ensures we are able to create opportunities to not only grow our business but provide bright, rewarding careers for our loyal and dedicated people. We’re not embarrassed to say we’re training junkies!”
Watch the short video we’ve embedded at the side of the page to get an idea of what sort of atmosphere you can expect if you find a job at a Giraffe restaurant. Likewise, check out their other social media accounts for a deeper understanding of the Giraffe brand.
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