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Student Placement - Ascot

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have an excellent opportunity for someone to join the Sodexo team at Ascot on a student placement; we are looking for someone to support the Staffing and HR team. Ascot Racecourse is synonymous with quality, excellence and a memorable customer experience, few sporting venues in the world can match the history or prestige of Ascot. This role will provide administration support to the staffing and training teams on site, who recruit and train the casual hospitality staff at Ascot.

Sodexo Prestige is the Sports and Leisure division of Sodexo UK & Ireland. Our heritage is built on catering and hospitality experience and fuelled by our passion for exceptional food and service. For over 40 years we have been providing bespoke catering and hospitality services for sports stadia, racecourses, visitor, attractions, historic venues, major events and premium airline lounges. Recognised across the globe for hospitality, we help create exceptional moments at extraordinary events such as Royal Ascot, Tour de France, The Open Championship, RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Rugby World Cup.

Role Responsibility

You will be responsible for managing accommodation, transport, uniform and expenses for newly recruited staff, ensuring people have places to stay during long events like Royal Ascot and have the correct uniforms for the area they are working in. Communicating these details prior to events will be your responsibility. You will work with the Senior Staffing Coordinators on costs/budgets of recruitment ensuring staffing costs meet expected budgets, you will also be checking staff are paid correctly and helping to ensure the correct levels of casual staff are working for race days and events. You will be required to be present on race days and key events, including Royal Ascot where the hours are long but the rewards are amazing. The role is a mixture of office work and operational, you will be hands on during race days and events, checking in staff, issuing relevant paperwork and liaising with the kitchen to order staff lunches. In addition you will support the Senior Staffing Coordinators to attract and recruit casual staff via recruitment fairs, universities and networking events. This is a demanding role due to long hours during event season however is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of our most high profile Clients.

During your time with us, you will have the opportunity to:-

  • Work on high profile events.
  • Observe other areas of our business such as hospitality, events, logistics and planning.
  • Learn about other areas of our Sodexo Sports and Leisure business.
  • Potentially support on additional events, Open Golf, Chelsea Flower Show.
  • Secure a casual contract for your final year of study.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about the events/hospitality industry and is comfortable working weekends and long hour during busy periods.

In return for your hard work and commitment during your placement year you may be able to secure a permanent role with the team following graduation.

Package Description

£17,000 - £18,000


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