The British Royal Family is looking for a housekeeping apprentice and is offering £19,140.09 (approx. ₹18.5 lakhs) as a starting wage.
With a Level 2 Housekeeping Apprenticeship, according to their official website, the selected candidate will be based mainly out of either Windsor Castle or Buckingham Palace but will be also be working across other residences throughout the year.
It is a permanent full-time job, five days a week, from Monday to Sunday. The candidate will also be given on and off the job training to “clean and care for interiors and items, ensuring they’re presented to their very best.”
It would also entail off-the-job training for the first 13 months to gain special technical skills to help form the foundations of their housekeeping career, as well as provide an understanding of the hospitality profession.
The candidates should also have to be certified in English and Maths, and if they are not, they must be taught while on the job.
Nevertheless, they get to stay in several palaces throughout the 12 months and 33 days of holidays. Moreover, they will also be able to avail luxuries and facilities, which include tennis courts, swimming pools, and different amenities along with travel expenses.
The royal household has assured that it will try and help the candidate constructively to gain experience and build a stronger portfolio.
But turns out searching for the perfect candidate is not a bed of roses. Philippa Smith, Managing Director at Silver Swan Recruitment Agency, which is the company that is responsible for the recruiting, during an interview with a leading daily said that finding the ideal candidate for the royal household is like “finding a needle in a haystack.”
She continued that with every role in the household being very different, it is the on-the-job training that is given more importance than qualifications.
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