Ahead of a busy summer season Rick Stein Restaurants is welcoming applicants of all ages and levels of experience to join the team for as little as one shift a week, effective across all their restaurants in Cornwall, London, Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.

Co-founder and company director Jill Stein OBE wants to welcome those with no or little experience of hospitality.

Taking a more inclusive approach to recruitment, Rick Stein Restaurants hopes to attract talented people from all backgrounds and combat the challenge of industry-wide staff shortages following the combined knock-on effects of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a growing desire for flexible careers that enable a positive work-life balance.

Having offered part and full-time roles across all areas of hospitality since 1975, Rick Stein Restaurants recognises that there has been a drastic shift in approaches to work in recent years, and a need for hospitality — the UK’s third largest employer —– to continue adapting.

With desire for flexible careers and a growing number of people looking for part-time and supplementary jobs, Rick Stein Restaurants is proud to be welcoming applicants with no or little experience of hospitality, but with a love of food, drink or people and no minimum commitment to shifts or hours.

These opportunities are perfect for those looking for flexible work; from career-changers to students looking to pick up weekend shifts over the summer, to ex-hospitality professionals keen to hone their skills a few days a week, a second job, under sixteens, or those who have relocated for a relaxed pace of life and are keen to embed themselves in the community.

Part-time and flexible members of the team will enjoy all the same benefits as those working more hours, including service charge, paid holiday, 50% discount in the restaurants, and more.

To take part in the flexible careers scheme at Rick Stein Restaurants email [email protected]