Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced new plans to reduce plastic and waste in an already much debated 25-year environmental plan. It would come to no surprise to anyone that waste and plastic is becoming an increasingly big problem the world is facing – but luckily there are many companies, individuals and initiatives who are trying to reduce waste, tackle the issue of plastic flooding our oceans and killing our wildlife, and make people more aware of the impact it is having on the world, our wildlife and our well being.
So what is the actual problem?
Eamonn Holmes, a well known British TV presenter and personality, met with Lucy Challenger, CEO of Polo & Tweed and one of her British Butlers to learn the art of Silver Service. Filming for their new series on Channel 5, Eamonn was set the task of learning the skills required to set the perfect table – performing duties expected of a Butler by the Queen and other wealthy families who employ staff.
Here are the videos of when Eamonn met Lucy. (With some special behind the scenes photos!)
Full Name: Marion Sladek
Age: 46 years old
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Profession: Elite Maternity nurse
Why did you decide to become a Maternity Nurse?
I entered my profession because I love children and enjoy working with them. That’s why I first became a nanny.
Name: Susie Somerville
Training: Norland Nursery Training College
Years working as a Norland Nanny: More than 30!
What is your current position?
I currently work in a rota position in India looking after a 17-month-old little boy, 4 weeks on and 4 weeks off. Having said that, I am just coming to the end of my first trip with them which has lasted 8 weeks, 24 hours/day and 7 days/week, sleeping in with the little one.
Have you always loved working with children?
When I was at school, my housemistress noticed I was good with the younger children and I was consequently given the task of looking after the homesick girls, even having to tell one that her father had been killed whilst on duty in Northern Ireland. This was a heartbreaking situation and such a huge responsibility, but we got through it until her mother managed to come and collect her.
I have never ever encountered anything as difficult in any of my years as a nanny. My housemistress then suggested to my parents I should become a nanny, it was not an easy decision for my father to allow me to go to Norland but in the end, he did.
Full Name: Kerry Smith
Profession: International Rota Nanny
Why did you decide to enter your profession?
I knew from the age of 10 that I wanted to work with children.
Did you have a background/education in childcare or teaching?
Yes, as soon as I left school I went straight to college to do my NNEB.
What were the challenges you faced at the start of your career?
None. I threw myself straight in the deep end with a sole charge 24/6 role with 2 children! Gave me a running start and I never looked back after that.
Polo & Tweed specialise in recruiting staff for HNWI (high net worth individuals) and VIPs internationally, so how can you apply for those positions?
In this blog we will show you how you can apply for that perfect dream job through our online system. Please note to be able to follow the below process you need to already have a registered Polo & Tweed online log in. If not, please register here.
Whether you are a ‘leaver’ or a ‘remainer’, or looking in from outside of the UK, one thing is for sure: the Brexit vote from the referendum in June 2016 has kept everyone talking. Most importantly, as negotiations have started, it has left everyone guessing – as no clear deals or rules have been set yet.
So whether you are a candidate from mainland Europe looking for a job in the UK, a candidate from the UK looking for a job in mainland Europe, or a client in either location looking to hire staff, keep reading on what you need to know.
Lucy Challenger, CEO of Polo & Tweed was delighted to be invited to help a VIP client find an experienced nanny for her family. The client was willing to partake in the Channel 4 documentary, so Lucy and the team agreed to be featured in the show.
Check out our exclusive video clip below!
Do you know how to harness the power you have in your Polo & Tweed login? Worry not. Together we will take a look at some easy things you can do to help you get that dream job.
It is important to remember Polo & Tweed are a recruitment agency so new jobs are coming in all the time for different families and you need to apply for the jobs you would like. We don’t automatically pass your CV on to our client, we need you to let us know by applying.
This handy guide will help you understand how to get the most out of your candidate portal, and give you the best opportunity for future job opportunities through Polo & Tweed.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a butler?
Here’s your chance to find out!
Polo & Tweed are delighted to announce that from September 2016 we will be partnering with Red Letter Days and offering the chance to hire your very own personal Butler for the day! The perfect gift for your loved ones (or of course yourself!)
If you’re going to hire a butler for a day be sure to get the most of your experience.
Here are our top 5 recommendations for what to do with your Butler for a day