Name: Emily Bailey
Job Title: Food and Beverage Assistant Manager
If further proof was needed that Elite Hotels really do recognise potential and promote accordingly then look no further than Emily Bailey, Food & Beverage Assistant Manager at The Grand Hotel Eastbourne.
Having returned home to Eastbourne and with a desire to work in hospitality, Emily decided to aim high and set her sights on working for the only 5-star hotel in the area. Having previously visited the Grand and seeing how happy the staff appeared to be, she quickly decided that this was the place for her. Initially, she was employed as a casual in the bar - which means she had no set hours and often worked unsociable shifts, filling in where and when she was needed. Within 4 months Emily became a full-time member of staff, then progressed to bar supervisor and after 18 months she was then promoted to her current role as Food and Beverage Assistant Manager.
Such a rapid progression is a fantastic achievement and Emily is grateful for the opportunities and training she has received, although this would not have been possible without aptitude and hard work on her part!
For anyone else seeking a career in hospitality, Emily encourages them to pursue their goals and just do it, she says: “You won’t regret it and you will make friends like no other in any other career.”
Despite her rapid progression, Emily remains dedicated to further career development, having already received training in Food Handling, first aid, supervisory training, Food Hygiene and allergens. She loves her role and the fact that no two days are the same. Hospitality does offer a seemingly endless variety of experiences and opportunities.
So what three words would she use to describe working for Elite Hotels?
“Pursues internal development”
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