The quartet, who took up their positions at our Oxfordshire head office earlier this month, are Ross Atkinson, Ben Nestel, Jess Stacpoole, and George Tuvey. They were selected from a large pool of applicants after displaying in interview the talents deemed necessary to become valuable members of a dynamic, growing business.
The programme, now in its second year, will see the graduates rotating through four three-month placements in our account management, sales and marketing, development, and finance teams, concluding in a likely promotion to a permanent role in the department in which they have displayed most aptitude and most enjoyed working.
George, fresh from completing an Economics degree at Lancaster University, previously spent a week on work experience with S4Labour. He was swiftly convinced that a longer term position was right for him, saying, “During my previous placement I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the office and was very impressed by the direction the company is taking.”
We firmly believe that being able to successfully help our clients solve their labour challenges is rooted in a thorough and detailed understanding of hospitality operations gained only through first-hand experience. This ethos has been quickly grasped by the graduates, who spent last week working at one of our Malvern Inns pubs, furthering their exposure to front of house, kitchen, and managerial roles within the industry. The experience was a valuable one, according Jess, a Biology graduate from York University, who called it “a fascinating insight into the reality of labour management in the industry.”
S4Labour CEO Alastair Scott is thrilled by the appointments, saying, “We see our future very much as a graduate-led business, with senior roles filled by those who have shown the attitude and attributes needed to quickly gain internal promotion. This will give them the expert knowledge of our operations necessary to provide the exceptional level of service our customers have come to expect.”
Our graduate recruitment for 2018 will begin later this year and will be advertised both externally and through our Careers page. For general enquiries about the programme or working with S4Labour, email info@cattonhospitality.