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Making Recruitment An Irresistible Treat01/2020

High street favourite Patisserie Valerie announce launch of new look careers section for their website

Patisserie Valerie has been a much-loved institution since 1926, when Madame Valerie opened the doors to her first store in Frith Street in London’s Soho. The original shop was bombed during the blitz but, undeterred; she reopened just around the corner in Old Compton Street. From there the brand has grown to inhabit high streets all over the UK and has become a firm favourite for generations of Britons.

Although the company has publicly gone through some very difficult times recently, they are proving they are nothing if not resilient – if the Luftwaffe couldn’t stop them…

Under new management they are re-evaluating what brought them success and why they are so fondly thought of by their customers. It’s back to basics as they have stripped down their recipes to their component parts and begun again from scratch; improving on old favourites and introducing new delights that are sure to please.

This is an exciting time in their storied history and, along with their new look, they are always searching for the very best staff to make their vision a reality. With this in mind, a new and greatly improved careers section has been added to the Patisserie Valerie website, enabling them to attract the special sort of character to work for this special brand. The sort of person to whom customer satisfaction is paramount and a love of food, especially cakes and patisserie, goes without saying.

It is this love of what they do that sets them apart. The attention to detail and passion they put into every delicious cake and patisserie they create shines through. The pride they take in the lunches, light bites and traditional Afternoon Teas makes the difference for customers who go there. It turns an afternoon out into an occasion.

Many of the staff will admit that they decided they wanted to work for Patisserie Valerie after their first visit to one of the many stores. The décor, the ambiance, the staff and of course the food were enough to convince them this was where they wanted to pursue their career.

There are positions available in stores across the UK, whether they be in Front of House, Back of House or Production. Wherever you work in store, at whatever location and whatever your duties might entail, apart from the skills and experience you may bring with you, your enthusiasm and determination to put the customer first is the most important aspect required.

In return you can expect excellent opportunities for career progression, competitive pay and ongoing training and development to help you make the most of your career with Patisserie Valerie.

Yet, it is more than just another job. The thing you notice above all else when you meet them, the people who work for Patisserie Valerie are more than staff: they are a family. From the moment you join it is as if you have become part of the Patisserie Valerie family and that makes this a very special place to work. The warmth and friendliness that the staff show to each other shines through in the service they provide to the customers. This friendliness, as well as the wonderful selection of tasty bites of course, is what has helped to make Patisserie Valerie a favourite for visitors and for those lucky enough to forge a long-lasting, rewarding career with them.

It is this human touch and sense of family that attracted the people at Patisserie Valerie to ask Recruitive to work on their careers website. We weren’t the only ones they approached by any means, but we were the only ones who took the time to go out to meet them in person, they love the one-to-one personal nature of how we do business.

The Recruitive way of doing business is never just a cold sell; we work to create a lasting and productive relationship with our clients. This is why Recruitive and Patisserie Valerie became partners and friends.

Here are the main ingredients of the custom software package we provided them with:

  • Content rich bespoke careers website
  • Recruitive ATS - Unlimited User Licence Agreement
  • Advanced Candidate Search/Purple Squirrel
  • Multi Job Posting Technology
  • Candidate Portal
  • E-Sign integration
  • Communication Suite with Email Templates and SMS Capabilities
  • Interview & Assessment Day Scheduling
  • ‘Right to Work’ Process/integration with TrustID
  • Candidate ‘Offer’ Approval Process
  • On-Boarding Module
  • New Starter Form Process
  • Integration with Outsourced Payroll Provider
  • Reporting

Recruitive offers the most advanced recruitment and applicant tracking software available, partnered with attractive, responsive and secure recruitment websites to bring in the calibre of candidate you need to drive your business forward

Patisserie Valerie creates an environment that people love working in. When you join their family, it is not just another job, it is career that you will enjoy and will help you in turn bring happiness to visitors to Patisserie Valerie. It is a career that will prove rewarding and give you the chance to progress. We at Recruitive have simply provided the tools to make that happen.



Patisserie Valerie Careers

Patisserie Valerie Careers

Patisserie Valerie decided during 2019 to re-evaluate their business and to change the way they recruit, not only to improve their processes but to also promote their brand and family ethos. We were contacted as part of an extensive procurement process to discuss the possibility of a full applicant tracking system and careers website.  From the first meeting, we understood their needs and had the complete technology package they were looking for to complete their project. We were the only ones who offered to work with them to meet their budget, while still offering the solution...

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