YSE Recruitment Overview
We are currently recruiting Experienced Chefs for Winter 2021-22. We will start recruiting for the other positions at the end of April. Please keep an eye on these pages for full details of how to apply.
Please read this overview for a description of working for YSE in Val d’Isère and information on how to apply. Each job then has its own page giving detailed information about the job and the application process.
We have eighteen chalets in Val d’Isère – substantially more than any of our competitors – but we are still a small company. We recruit our staff carefully and train them thoroughly. All YSE employees have two days off each week and our wages are some of the best in the business.
People apply to work in Val d’Isère with YSE because they want to ski almost every day for five months on some of the best slopes in the world. You don’t have to be a good skier, but it helps to be a fairly sporty, outdoors sort of person to get the most out of a season in the Alps. Most of all we’re looking for smiley people who are keen to help our guests enjoy their holiday!
All applicants must hold a British passport and a valid UK National Insurance number. If you have been living abroad you must have your National Insurance number at least three months prior to starting work for YSE and have worked in the UK during those three months under the UK PAYE scheme. Applicants under 21 years old need to show exceptional cooking qualities to be considered.
We welcome applications from individuals, and also from couples who wish to run a chalet together. For this to work, however, one of you must be a qualified and Experienced Chef and the other must apply to be a Chalet Assistant. Please complete the relevant forms for each position and send a covering email explaining that you wish to work together. This is the only combination of jobs available for couples.
We rarely take applicants who have completed a season for another company, with the exception of very good chefs and cooks.
We pay wages into a UK bank account. YSE staff are also provided with board and lodging, a lift pass, certain items of uniform clothing and the use of ski boots, skis and poles (or snowboard).
You must be available to work for the whole winter season. If you are offered a position we ask you to pay a deposit of £200 when you sign your contract with YSE. We will return this deposit to you at the end of January 2022 on condition that you are still employed by YSE and have not handed in notice to leave.
If you have a general enquiry about working for YSE in Val d’Isère, please email email@example.com
To apply, please read the relevant job description, then fill in an application form for that position, attach a photo and submit your form. Please note, if you do not get a screen confirmation saying your form has gone through, we will not receive your form.
We will not consider applications without a photo.
With over 1,250 applications each year for just 35-40 jobs, competition is very strong. If you do not follow the correct instructions for submitting your application, you are unlikely to be selected for interview.
Please note that we do not pay travelling expenses for attending an interview.
Finally, there is useful feedback from ex-staff on the Staff Reviews page.