Zizzi, the chain of Italian eateries, has over 120 restaurants in the United Kingdom - and any one of them could be advertising full or part time restaurant work or bar job opportunities to students in your area now.
Zizzi is actually owned by the Gondola Group, a company which also manages the popular Pizza Express and ASK Italian branded restaurants. In Ireland, the Gondola Group own the Milano chain of pizza restaurants and also have a champagne bar and restaurant called Kettner’s in London. Across the whole Gondola, the group boasts over 600 restaurants in its portfolio.
The first Zizzi restaurant opened at Chiswick in 1999, but the chain now has grown to have a presence in many big student towns and cities all over the UK. The biggest concentration of Zizzi restaurants is still in London - but you will also find branches of the italian-style chain in Birmingham, Brighton, Cambridge, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, York, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and many other places. If you aren’t sure if there is a Zizzi restaurant near to you then you can use the Zizzi restaurant locator to check your options for the closest place that might be offering jobs to students.
Restaurant jobs at Zizzi include the usual complement of full and part time vacancies for chefs, waiters, bar staff, hosts, kitchen porters and cleaners. The are also management roles available at Zizzi for strong candidates who can offer more commitment to the company.
Like with all restaurant jobs, there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and customer service skills at Zizzi, so make sure you highlight your strengths in those areas in your application.
For anyone interested in longer term work at Zizzi, students and graduates could see if there are any vacancies currently up for grabs at their head office in London. Departments you could work in at Zizzi Head Office include Customer Service, Design, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Restaurant Support.
Have a look at the latest updates on Zizzi’s social media accounts to the left to see if you could spot opportunities at the chain before anyone else. You never know, the latest restaurants jobs at Zizzi could be advertised via their Twitter or Facebook accounts before they even hit the main website. You should also take a look at the Zizzi YouTube video we’ve posted to get an idea of what their restaurant business is like.
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