Entries by philippa

How to get a job aboard a superyacht

It can be difficult to know how to get a job aboard a superyacht if you’ve never been involved in the yachting world, however, once you’re in, the benefits of such a job are endless. Working with a fantastic team, who become like your family, travelling to and staying in some of the most mind-blowingly […]

Interview with an Estate /House Manager

Silver Swan Recruitment recruits for a number of private households and estates worldwide. The private household industry can offer a very rewarding and lucrative career and can provide the opportunity to travel the world. Working in a private household can often be challenging as no two days are ever the same, however, this variety helps to […]

What Is A DBS, Do You Need It & How Do You Get One?

If you are working within the Private Household industry you will most likely have come across DBS checks or CRB checks at some point. It is becoming increasingly more common for families to request a full criminal record check be carried out prior to having new members of staff join their households. What is a […]

7 Best Ski Resorts in France

As a recruitment agency that places incredible staff in luxury chalets all over the french alps, we’ve spent our fair share of time enjoying the best ski resorts France has to offer, here are our top 7. Val d’Isère Good for: varied and challenging off-piste skiing. Best activity: Helicopter tours or heliskiing. Best place to […]

10 tips to secure your dream job – part 2

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. Due to the popularity of our first blog post filled with little nuggets of advice, we have created this second […]

Everything you need to pack for a ski season

All of the socks! They disappear like nobody’s business, and you’ll never figure out where they’ve gone! Trust me, take as many socks as you can fit in your suitcase! Marmite or peanut butter The list of English staples that you’ll struggle to find out in the mountains is fairly endless, however among the most […]

Butler Training Courses in the UK

Silver Swan Recruitment places Butlers in private households and palaces all over the world. All our butlers are of the highest standard and have completed butler training to gain the skills required to do the job. Salaries normally start around £35,000 a year and go up to £100,000+ for the most experienced Butlers within a […]

Wimbledon Staff – Life Behind the Scenes

BBC Sport has just released a series of interviews with staff members who work behind the scenes at Wimbledon, and the quirks of their roles at the world-famous tennis tournament. As a recruitment agency that finds jobs all over the world for hospitality staff, we wanted to share a behind the scenes view of one […]

Seasonaire Jobs – Why use Silver Swan?

Another winter season has come to an end and whilst most people are looking forward to their summer holidays, recruitment has already started for next winter! They say the early bird gets the worm, and this really is the case with seasonaire jobs. The sooner you start planning for your next winter position the more […]

The 30 Best Countries in the World for LGBT Workers

June is Pride Month and to celebrate the occasion we decided to take a look at the best countries around the world for LGBT workers. In our LGBT Worldwide Workplace Index, we have reviewed several key factors including workplace discrimination laws, employee rights, minimum wage and the inclusion of the LGBT community in every country […]