Are you part of or joining the many, in fact over 2.8 million British people who have worked flexibly in the last 12 months alone? The reasons why seem like a no brainer – work when and where you want, get better work-life balance, gain supplementary income with no lock-in contract on the side of studying, an internship, or pursuing your passion. Whatever your reason may be, it’s a growing trend and it’s important you pick the best way to do it. Here are the top reasons why our Members love working with us.
Rota pays at least 15% above industry standards and you get paid weekly. There’s no fixed-term contract, meaning you can work as little or as much as you choose. We encourage you to keep healthy, well rested and motivated by taking time off whenever you need. That’s why you also receive holiday pay on every hour worked – it really is the best of both worlds!
Your health and safety is important to us and we don’t think it should cost you. We have a range of training courses and certificates that you can complete online for free. From food safety to allergens, as well as health and safety certificates, you can gain accreditation in a range of fields, giving you a competitive edge, as some venues only hire people who hold these. You can also add these to your CV to take further afield.
Working flexibly doesn’t mean there’s no room for progression, in fact it’s the opposite! Run by our Members for our Members, the Rota Academy hosts a range of upskilling sessions that you can attend to either build on skills in your current specialty, or dabble into a new field. This year, Members have had the chance to learn how to become favourite Members of venues such as the Four Seasons, Grantley Hall and Wembley Stadium VIP boxes to list just a few. As we head into the new year, stay tuned for what’s to come at Rota Academy, we have big plans.
One day you could be working in a luxury 5* hotel, the next in a hipster popup bar - your options are endless! It’s perfect for those seeking variety, and also, if you find your dream venue, if they love your work too you may get requested back time and time again. We’re in five popular UK cities; London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and once you’ve joined us you can switch between any of them. It’s great for some extra income whilst you travel, all you have to do is change your location in ‘settings’ on your app.
We’re shaping the way you work by listening to what you want. Starting with our rating system, which empowers you to rate the venue you work at after every shift. This allows us to monitor what you like, ensuring quality working environments and better treatment for you. We also communicate with Members regularly, and recently held a focus group at our London headquarters to hear what Members think of us. This means we grow in ways to match your needs - from types of Partners you’d like brought onto the platform to new features on our app and more. You can have your say and we’ll deliver.
The work finds you and you control it all from your phone – it’s so simple, but it’s also much more than just an app. We have a dedicated Helpdesk made up of real people if you ever need anything. You’re also part of a like minded community of thousands of workers just like you, giving way to a large network of peers and opportunities. We host events for Members, as well as run fun competitions and incentives both online and offline. Check our Facebook and Instagram to get involved. We have an Advent Calendar Competition coming this festive season!