DRIVER / PLONGEUR
We combine the two jobs of driver and ‘plongeur’ (dishwasher), so that one week you work in the hot, steamy kitchen of our chalet-hotel, scrubbing pots and pans, loading and unloading the dishwasher, scrubbing floors and even helping the chefs prepare meals, while the next week you drive our staff to work before dawn, then ferry guests between their chalets and the slopes, at the wheel of a big yellow Land Rover Defender. When nobody needs driving anywhere, you will shovel snow, stack logs and generally lend a hand wherever it is needed. Several of our top chefs began their careers with us as dishwashers and started cooking in our head chef’s kitchen!
The idea is that with this split job you never get bored, or feel that you are working harder or getting less skiing time than the other YSE staff. The dishwashing week is harder work, but normally lets you ski slightly more, since drivers have to be back from the slopes earlier than dishwashers.
This is the ideal job for someone who can get up early, is strong enough to stand on the rear wheel of a Land Rover and load skis onto the roof, who is a competent and safe driver with a clean licence. Some experience of driving off the beaten track would be helpful (don’t worry too much – we’ll practise driving safely on snow) and who is ready to work hard in exchange for a lot of skiing.
You may travel to Geneva Airport on Sundays, helping with our bus transfers. Otherwise, Sunday will be the day when you work non-stop, ferrying people, carrying luggage, delivering food, washing vehicles.
In addition to a good wage, you will be able to ski for most of the day on six days of the week. We provide accommodation, food, medical insurance, a ski pass, and the loan of skis or snowboard and boots. There are two days off a week.
If successful in your application, you will be required to pay a deposit of £200 on signing your contract. This will be refunded on 31 January 2021 if you are still in our employment and have not handed in notice.
Please read the Recruitment Overview before applying to work for YSE. You must have a UK passport, a UK National Insurance Number and have worked in the UK, being paid through PAYE, before you apply.
How to apply
To apply as a Driver / Plongeur, fill in our application form by clicking here. You will receive a message saying your form has been submitted successfully. If you don’t get this message, we won’t have received your form.
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