Entries by philippa

How to win over Dad this Father’s Day!

An experienced Silver Swan Butler who specialises in mixology has given us the inside scoop on what cocktails are the most popular with the older gentleman. Below are our recommendations on which tipple to treat your dad with this Father’s Day. Old Fashioned A firm favourite amongst refined gentlemen, The Old Fashioned is also the […]

10 tips to secure your dream job

Here at Silver Swan Recruitment we’ve seen and heard it all when it comes to looking for a job, and we wanted to give back to help everyone learn from the mistakes of the few. At the request of our followers online we’ve been regularly sending out little nuggets of information, but here is our […]

Best 15 UK Summer Music Festivals

The weather is warming up, the sunny season is fast approaching, and it’s time to think about what festival to grace with your ready to party presence this summer season! Whether you’re into EDM, heavy metal, indie or urban beats, there is certainly something for everyone. With Secret Garden Party Festival ending last year, and […]

The secret lives of staff within Buckingham Palace

Working inside a Royal Palace is an incredible experience, one you cannot get anywhere else, so to better understand what it is like to work in such an incredible household we’ve interviewed two royal footmen who used to work inside Buckingham Palace. As an agency, we recruit staff for Royal Palaces as well as for […]

Summer Jobs for Teenagers

Retail Jobs During the summer months, high street shops are always in need of extra pairs of hands to fill in and help bulk out their staff during the busy season. Shops often advertise their roles in their shop windows or online on job boards. Keep a keen eye out and ask family and friends […]

Finishing your ski season? What next?

Fed up of the cold and craving some sunshine? Want to travel the world? As we are getting to the end of the ski season, it’s common for seasonaires to wonder what to do next and how to progress their careers during the summer season. Never fear, we’re here to answer that question! Below is […]

How to Show Off Your Superpowers on Your CV

When applying for a job, perfecting your CV is one of the most important steps to success. Your CV is often the first thing prospective employers or recruiters will see, and if they have been spending all day looking through hundreds of CVs you need to make your CV stand out from the crowd.To do […]

A Day in the Life Working on a Private Estate

To some, working on a private estate may seem something out of date, ‘Downton Abbey’ esk and generally something from the past. However, this booming industry is far from it. With more and more individuals training and working towards this luxurious hospitality life style, I thought it would be a good idea to write a […]

How to Write the Perfect Chalet Menu Plan

For all you Chalet Hosts and Chefs heading out on a Ski Season shortly, it must be that time of year, when you are trying to perfect your weekly menu plan. Knowing that it needs to WOW your guests as well as staying within (what can sometimes be a fairly tight) budget. But don’t worry. […]