The Stretch Tent Company are based in Milton Keynes and regularly offer summer jobs as full time Marquee Riggers and Crew Chiefs.
The Stretch Tent Company sells and hires out flexible and adaptable tent structures for use at outdoor events, festivals and shows.
Usually, The Stretch Tent Company start to look for extra seasonal staff during spring, with many additional people signing up for summer work with the firm from around May until September.
If you fancy a summer job working outdoors in Buckinghamshire and travelling to other parts of the UK, then make sure you look into any vacancies available at The Stretch Tent Company from April onwards.
Basically, if you secure a summer job with The Stretch Tent Company then you will most likely be working as part of a rigging crew which delivers the Stretch Tent to a client location. Once at the site, you and the team will help to rig the marquee and any associated equipment. You will probably also be part of the same team that de-rigs the structure once the client’s event or show is complete.
This sort of summer work with The Stretch Tent Company is hard work and challenging, but can be a very rewarding way to spend the summer holidays away from college or university. In addition to rigging and derigging marquees, you could also be responsible for some cleaning and maintenance of equipment at The Stretch Tent Company warehouse in Milton Keynes.
Trainee riggers start off on £7.50 per hour, and once you’ve graduated to a more experienced rigger you can probably earn upwards of £8.50 an hour, especially if you can drive. For those who complete the full season an additional bonus is awarded of £0.75 for every hour worked over the summer. Crew Chiefs can earn even more at The Stretch Tent Company, with hourly wages of around £10 an hour
If you manage to see out the full summer, then there’s also a season completion bonus for every hour you’ve put in. You could easily earn over £8,000 in one summer if you enjoy working as a rigger with The Stretch Tent Company.
So...what sort of people do The Stretch Tent Company look for to fill their seasonal rigger roles? Well, firstly, you’ll need to be pretty local to Broughton in Milton Keynes in order to get to work on time for some very early starts. Also, you’ll need to be prepared to work hard and for long hours, 50 to 60 hours a week is not unusual as a rigger at The Stretch Tent Company.
As for the other qualities which will help you fit right in at The Stretch Tent Company, the company’s website says:
“We are looking for riggers who are reliable, intelligent, physically fit, strong and happy to work outside in all weather conditions. You will be a practical person with a can do attitude who is able to work efficiently with your hands, enjoys physical work and has the confidence and initiative to work independently at times. You must be able to work within a team, be able to demonstrate a desire to provide a top quality product and deliver a very high standard of service through careful attention to detail and a courteous and professional manner.”
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