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Chiquito is a Tex-Mex Mexican themed restaurant chain which operates from more than 70 branches around the UK. The restaurant sells Mexican and Texan favourites such as nachos, chilli poppers, burritos and fajitas, along with a variety of cocktails, tequilas and rums.

They have been around since the late 1980s, and, across their restaurants, Chiquito serves over 100,000 hungry customers every week - and they are still a growing chain.

Chiquito is owned by TRG (The Restaurant Group) which is also the parent company of other popular restaurant chains like Frankie & Benny’s, Garfunkel's & Coast To Coast.

There could be a restaurant job up for grabs at a Chiquito outlet near where you live. The chain has a presence in many student areas - such as London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Cardiff, Swansea and many, many more. If you aren’t 100% sure if there is a branch of Chiquito within easy reach of you, then you can use their restaurant locator from the homepage of their main website. And check back regularly, too, as their are new Chiquitos opening up in new areas regularly.

As a student looking for some part time work at Chiquito, you’d probably start out as a waiter, bartender or a member of the kitchen staff - but there are plenty of Assistant, Deputy and General Manager jobs on offer for high quality staff with previous experience.

For even an entry level job at Chiquito, you’ll need to show that customer service means a lot to you. If you can’t keep Chiquito customers happy, then Chiquito won’t want to keep you in a job - so make sure your CV is spruced up with some evidence of your skills in that field before you make an application.

Explaining why you might want to work at a Chiquito near where you are studying, the company’s website says:

“We've become the UK's most loved Mexican restaurant brand and one of the fastest-growing restaurant operations in the country. We'd love for you to share in our success! With restaurant management and behind the scenes opportunities, there are so many ways that we can help to progress your career. We're always on the lookout for bright, enthusiastic and motivated people - so don't waste any time, see what we have to offer at Chiquito.”

Chiquito offers their staff a few rewards and incentives, including decent wages, competitions and prizes, along with a bonus scheme for employees at managerial level.

You can find out a little bit more about the Chiquito brand by having a quick look over their Facebook and Twitter accounts to the right-hand side of their page. For more info about their jobs, and details of live vacancies, you should visit the Careers Section of the Chiquito website.

If there is no Chiquito within commuting distance of you, then don’t give up the hunt for a job in a restaurant just yet. You’ll find bags more ideas for which sort of places hire students, on a full or part time basis, in our blogpost about Restaurant Jobs For UK Students.

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