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Scots events venue offers hefty holiday bonus to hospitality recruits

A SCOTS events venue has launched a new benefits package in a bid to continue to expand its workforce.

To cut through the competitive jobs market, Surgeons Quarter is launching its ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ recruitment campaign in a bid to be the employer of choice in the sector.

Containing a holiday package worth £2,000 plus a further £1,000 in cash bonuses, the rewards await new team members joining the business.

The organisation has said it plans to provide the cash perk in the form of a £500 signing on bonus, along with a £500 end of probation reward, in addition to existing staff all being offered comparable benefits.

As the commercial arm for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Surgeons Quarter has recently expanded to beyond 150 staff, with the establishment saying demand is increasing as restrictions ease.

Scott Mitchell, Managing Director of Surgeons Quarter, said: “Our Work Hard Play Hard scheme offers extraordinary bonuses that we hope prospective recruits will jump at the chance of.

“Our requirement for staff has risen to new heights and we are striving to become the employer of choice as the sector booms.

“Like the majority of other hospitality firms, we faced the challenge of a skills shortage after the setbacks of the pandemic and Brexit.

“It is so exciting, now that we are back up and thriving, to be able to provide our recruits with this fantastic and rare opportunity.”

This latest recruitment scheme aims to continue building these numbers.

Scott added: “It was really important that we were not only providing our newest recruits with financial bonuses, but that our loyal and current staff members were also reaping the well-deserved rewards.

The company also aims to improve mental health by providing access to employee assistance programme as well as complimentary use of their onsite SQ Gym.

Furthermore, the organisation provides access to discounted staff rates in hotels within the UK and globally plus a 30% staff discount is offered on food and beverage in all SQ outlets.

“As we enter this busy year and experience the events sector spring back to life, we know that all of our employees will be working hard and we want them to know that this will be rightly recognised.”

Surgeons Quarter promotes, sells and manages all commercial activities held within the RCSEd campus.

All profits support the charitable aims of the College which are education, assessment and advancement in patient outcomes worldwide.

In addition to its four historic event venues, Surgeons Quarter also manages the 129 bedroom Ten Hill Place Hotel, high-street café 1505 and Surgeons Quarter Travel Agency.

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