Levy UK offers full and part time catering jobs for students at loads of arenas, sporting venues, leisure attractions, conference centres and other hospitality locations all over the UK.
The venues and sporting events they provide catering services for include arenas like Wembley Arena and the O2, football stadiums such as Stamford Bridge and Villa Park, racecourses including Aintree, Epsom Downs, Cheltenham and Haydock, cricket grounds like Edgbaston and the Kia Oval - and they even work at the Wimbledon Championships!
And that really is just a fraction of the famous venues where Levy UK serves up food and drink to visitors, guests and spectators.
Levy Restaurants was originally a US enterprise started by Larry and Mark Levy when they invested in a Chicago deli using their mother’s homemade recipes in 1978. Now, Levy UK is part of a multi-national business and is part of the Compass Group family.
Typical roles for students at Levy UK include bar work, waiting on positions, kitchen staff and cashiers. As many events are held over the summer months, Levy UK are are good source of seasonal work meaning students can put in more hours over the holidays. Likewise, many events are held on Friday evenings or on Saturdays and Sundays so you can also find lots of weekend work at Levy UK, if you are too busy studying during the week.
As you would expect for catering roles where you will be meeting the public, you will need to be very presentable, friendly and customer-focused to be in with a chance of succeeding at Levy UK. Indeed, one of their guiding principles is a ‘guest first’ philosophy so you’ll need to be at the top of your game in that area.
Adding some other ingredients as to what Levy UK looking for in their staff, the company’s website says:
“We bring in people who have a positive attitude, plenty of energy and a ‘can do’ mentality. It is our belief that technical skills can be developed; all you need is the will to succeed and grow with us.”
And, as for what Levy UK can offer their staff in return (in addition to competitive pay) they say:
“We can offer many varied opportunities, both for casual events work (which for many seems to blossom into a full blown hospitality career). It’s our mantra to encourage everyone to develop within our business, no matter where they are on their career path. So, we train at least 50 apprentices each year, celebrating and developing the talent of the future.”
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