MERIBEL SEASON WORK
Meribel Season Work As Bar Staff.
There are plenty of bar & jobs in Meribel. However they all go quickly and are much sought after. Bar jobs usually come with accommodation and maybe a Meribel lift pass. However they are usually pretty poorly paid and involve long hours.Bar jobs are normally 6 days giving 1 free day off a week for skiing . It helps greatly if you have experience or some previous training.My advice is to get a part time bar job in UK before applying so you have some experience. Also maybe do a cocktail course too ? It will all help. When sending a CV always add a nice photo.
Restaurant Work In Meribel.
There are many restaurant jobs each season in Meribel. Chefs, waiters, waitresses, kitchen staff, cleaning staff. Many restaurants are French owned. In these cases French language is normally necessary. The English owned restaurants will normally prefer English staff who also speak some French. You must have the right to work in France with UK NI Number. Hours are long. Money is poor. 1/2 days a week off is normal.
Meribel Season Work – Chalet Staff.
Chalet staff work long hours for little pay. However they normally get accommodation, food, and lift pass with ski hire included. The chalets have vacancies for a chef or cook with training or experience. Often the chalets need drivers, so there are now many driving jobs.(age 23+). Some chalets employ nannies for the season. Some will need a general maintenance man also if they have many chalets to look after. Again, no matter what the role season work in Meribel very rarely pays much. This is because the jobs are much sought after, even with low pay. But chalet staff normally get time off to ski every day except changeover day. Expect to be off about 10am till 5pm daily.
Driving Jobs In Meribel.
There are many airport transfer companies now in and around Meribel. Drivers must have a full clean driving licence, a good and safe driving record and be over 23 years old. As mentioned many chalets now also need drivers for their ski shuttles. Most driving jobs involve 8 seater minibuses. It might help if you take an advanced driving course in the UK to make yourself a bit special ?
Meribel Season Work As Ski Man – Ski Technician.
Ski jobs as a technician needs experience normally. Hours are more reasonable and there are days off. However weekends are very busy, often with night work on the Friday when all the skis are returned. It is advisable to get some training if you want this type of job in Meribel. Meribel ski shops have very high standards. It might be worth volunteering at a dry slope in the uk or in a UK ski shop, just to get some experience ?
Hotel Jobs In Meribel.
Hotels in Meribel tend to employ French staff mainly although there are a few English run hotels. However if you also speak French then you will have an advantage obviously. Hotel jobs include, Hotel managers , chefs with experience, trainee chefs, kitchen porters, cleaners, drivers, bar staff, waiters, waitresses. All have a high standard of work ethic. Take a French speaking course in the UK to improve your chances.
So: Meribel season work = low pay = long hours = 6 days a week. Why bother.
1000’s do every winter season due to the fun to be had. Even though the work is hard you still get to ski and party all season. Maybe 20+ days skiing or more. Loads of party nights. New friends. New experience of a life in the mountains. If you keep up your energy level you will will enjoy every minute. Rest assured the memory will never leave you. All the information above is as at 12th March 2019. It may all change, depending on the final outcome of BREXIT !! We are all waiting for the final deal.
For more interesting information on this fabulous ski resort follow the link to Wikipedia. For more further information on Meribel ski holidays you can also visit the Tourist Office web site.However I do think you should find what you want somewhere inside Unplugged.If not just e mail me, no problem. Glad to help.
Tourist Office: www.meribel.net
Rob Smart [email protected]