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How Natalia went from a seasonal temp to building a successful career at Greene King

Abida Perveen our consultant managing the role

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As the holiday season approaches us, we’ve got a lot of exciting job opportunities waiting for you. Seasonal jobs can be a great way to earn extra income whilst enjoying festivities and spending time with your family and friends. 

But that’s not all. These types of jobs are also a great gateway to learn more about our business and start building a rewarding career. 

At Greene King, ‘we grow’ and this means learning together, striving for the best, and giving you the freedom to succeed, no matter where you want to take your career. 

We recently caught up with Natalia, EPOS Digital Administrator at Greene King, who is a great example of how you can start as a seasonal temp and grow this opportunity into a successful career. 

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Meet Natalia

Natalia joined us in 2021 as a part-time Team Member at Fradley Arms Wacky Warehouse. At this time, her daughter was young, but Natalia was ready to go out, socialise, and start working again. With no previous experience in hospitality, joining the business was a learning curve but one that she enjoyed. 

Can you describe your journey from starting as a Christmas pub worker to securing a permanent role at Greene King?

Team Member 

“The main reason I decided to continue after the holidays was how the Fradley Team made me feel – important! The team was always supportive of my learning and development journey which made me feel confident in progressing within the company.” 

Team Leader

“After a short 5 months, I was promoted to Wacky Warehouse Team Leader which gave me so much joy. I managed the Wacky very well until we faced some difficult times due to COVID. We were short-staffed but this gave me the chance to explore working at the bar which was such an amazing experience!” 

Guest Relations 

“I was then keen to try something new as well as work more traditional hours as this allowed me to spend more time with my daughter. I decided to go for a Guest Relations role.”

Digital Administrator 

“My current role is EPOS Digital Administrator and I enjoy coming to work every day, learning new things and seeing how my responsibilities contribute to the success of the wider business.” 

What is your favourite Christmas memory with Greene King?

“My favourite memory has to be having a blast at the Wacky Warehouse during Christmas time! Picture this: Breakfast with Santa, a Santa-themed disco, and an array of activities to keep the little ones entertained. 

I'm a proud mom to a delightful 4-year-old and witnessing the sheer joy in children as they play, dance, and cheer at the sight of Santa Claus warms my heart. 

The smell of Christmas food, and Christmas songs everywhere around, and all the Families who came with their children to the Soft Play - this is real Christmas joy! And the smiles on their faces are something I will never forget.” 

What advice would you give to someone considering a Christmas role at Greene King? 

“Being part of Greene King during the festive season offers a glimpse into just how significant this time of year is for us. 

Not only does it provide an amazing company culture, but it's also a fantastic opportunity to gain incredible knowledge that will undoubtedly shape your future career. 

You'll witness firsthand our dedication to delivering top-notch service for all our Guests. 

The lively atmosphere in our pubs during this season is so joyful, and trust me, it's the perfect time to connect with a bunch of wonderful people.”

Join Greene King and watch your career grow from strength to strength 

When we asked Natalia if she would recommend working for Greene King, here is what she had to say: 

“I love working for Greene King and if you are a motivated person who is eager to learn and grow, this is the perfect place for you to bring your career.” 

Are you ready to see where a seasonal job at Greene King can take you? 

Then apply to our active job opportunities or sign up to receive alerts today.

Abida Perveen our consultant managing the role


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