At Polo & Tweed, we are nothing without our amazing candidates. We understand that our exceptional candidates are at the beating heart of our business, and we would be nothing without them! We hope this feature gives you some insight into the domestic industry, and inspires you as much as our candidates inspire us, every day.
Candidate of the Month April: Alex
We are very proud to present Alex to you as our candidate for this month. Alex is a diligent, and passionate private Chef/Housekeeper. Alex started his career working in some of the top luxury hotels, and then progressed into working in private residences with high-profile clients. Here is a little snapshot from Alex’s perspective, with some great tips for anyone starting, or working in the domestic staff industry.
What was your first ever job in the domestic industry?
I started my career working in luxury hotels as a chef de partie and also in the front of house team. I later moved into the housekeeping department and really enjoyed my time here. Over the years, I have worked across various different departments so I have lots of knowledge of the inner workings of 5* establishments. Polo & Tweed actually helped me to find my first permanent job within a private household, working as a private chef/housekeeper.
What do you love about your job?
There are lots of reasons why I love my job. But mainly, I love being able to use all of my skills that I have gained throughout my career. Cooking is a real passion and hobby for me, and I enjoy combining this with the housekeeping aspect to my role.
Any advice for people looking to enter the industry?
You need to be patient and most importantly consistent. If you work hard and always work to the best of your ability, your patience will be rewarded.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
I try not to look too far into the future. I enjoy my job now and hope that I always continue to love the work I do.
What is your advice for anyone working with an agency like Polo & Tweed?
I had a great experience with Polo & Tweed. They were professional, friendly, and helpful. I would recommend them to other people looking for new jobs in the domestic industry, I had a great experience. I was fortunate that I applied for the right job, at the right time, and I had the right skills and experience for the position.
Any top tips for your job?
Be open minded and ready to work hard. Remember, always be consistent and patient.
We hope you enjoyed Alex’s story and gained some understanding of his profession and career path. Looking for a new job? We can help! Why not get in touch with us right now to talk about your options? Or feel free to take a look at our latest vacancies and apply to any positions you find suitable.