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The value of transferable hospitality experience

In our field of recruitment, where our aim is always to find the right person for the right position, we have a keen eye for transferable skills. We have had great success in placing candidates who had experience working at 5 star hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental and Claridges in private homes. So how does this work?

Transferable hospitality skills

Our clients seek candidates with a distinguished skillset which includes excellent connections, incomparable hospitality expertise, a knack with languages and competence at managing moments of competing demands. Where better to hone these skills than at the Dorchester or the Ritz? Those candidates from such backgrounds have grasped the art and soul of hospitality in an exclusive environment where only the very best succeed. When considering their next career move, Irving Scott is there to attract them to choice private household staff positions.


When relocating to London, clients often appreciate candidates that are already settled in the capital city. At Irving Scott we have been able to persuade the most suitable candidate for a client’s requirements to hand in their notice at the 5 star hotel where they were working and to move into the client’s employment within a month.


All of our candidates are expected to know how to act in certain situations and what behaviour is desired at all times. Those who come from 5 star hotel environments are familiar with dress codes, dining etiquette, welcoming celebrity guests, and so forth. Their sensible understanding of propriety allows them to enter seamlessly into a career full of sophisticated domestic household staff opportunities.


With such so much talent, candidates can expect to receive a salary to match their experience. At Irving Scott we facilitate a move into the highest paid areas of hospitality – those offered in private service. Full recognition is given to these specific skills and we ensure they are compensated accordingly. Frankly speaking, it is easier to earn a better wage in a private household.

Thinking of making the change from a hotel to private staff?

Contact us to discuss how we can help you with your next career move.