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The Queen Is Hiring A Trainee Butler To Work At Buckingham Palace 7 Days A Week For £8.96 An Hour And Free Accommodation

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The Queen Is Hiring A Trainee Butler To Work At Buckingham Palace 7 Days A Week For £8.96 An Hour And Free Accommodation

Below the standard level, but worth it.

The queen is currently looking for a new trainee butler to work at the Buckingham Palace, although with free accommodation, but under the living wage of London.

The butler will be paid £20,806 a year and work seven days a week. The total work hours is 45 a week, which means the pay is £403 a week. The hourly rate is £8.96, £1.59 under the normal standard living wage £10.55.

The Queen is searching for a trainee butler with no hospitality experience needed.

The pay is £20,806 every year or £8.96 an hour, which is £1.59 under the standard of £10.55.

Hired personnel will work under the Master of the Household’s Department which ‘handles all aspects of hospitality across the Royal residences.’

The job advert describes the potentials of working for the Royal Family, “By joining our well-established career pathway, we will help you become an all-round hospitality expert.”

“Learning from our experienced team, you’ll deliver a hospitality service to the highest standard. You’ll deliver functions of all scales, from official lunches and receptions, to state occasions, providing an exceptional guest experience for all.

“But it’s the thorough preparation that ensures success. And so you’ll learn all the specialist professional skills needed to make sure presentation and delivery are seamless.

“In an environment where development and training is commonplace, you’ll grow your skills quickly. We’ll be with you every step of the way, and after initial training, you’ll be supported to achieve an accredited Butlering qualification too.”

The advert continues adding that experience is not necessary as they are looking for people with a “proactive approach and ability to tackle new challenges” who are “outstanding team player”.

The royal job offered includes 33 days of holidays and a 15% employer contribution pension scheme. Accommodation and meals are included, which makes this a lucrative job offering. Despite being below the recommended living wage, the royalties are offering quite the benefits.

This also isn’t a first as royal jobs for sales assistant and coffee shop assistant at Windsor Farm Shop in 2014 and a cleaner back in 2012 were also offered wages below the level.

With training, meals and a place to sleep offered, this actually sounds like a good takeaway, especially when you get to add serving the royal family to your resume!

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