Entries by philippa

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 […]

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 […]

5 things a ski season taught us…

The down to earth musings of a seasonaire chalet couple reflecting on doing a ski season last year working in a luxury ski chalet in The Alps… 1) There is SO MUCH time in a day. On the season you get up, you make full-English for 16 people, you clear up the mess and set […]

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 cocktail choices are favoured by 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 cocktail is also the […]

10 tips to secure your dream job – part 1

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 summer festival 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 […]

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 […]