Young’s gives staff power to choose hours

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

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New initiative: Young’s staff can choose their own work hours
New initiative: Young’s staff can choose their own work hours

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Young’s has launched a new internal platform, the Ram Agency, to give employees the power to pick their working hours as part of its recruitment drive.

The Ram Agency is an online platform available for chefs and front and back-of-house staff, wherein they can create their own working rota by viewing and choosing available shifts across Young’s 210 pubs. 

This comes after a recent survey from CGA revealed flexible working a key deciding factor taking jobs and being satisfied in them. 

Access to shift patterns

To access the platform, prospective staff can apply online with their CV and, once accepted, they will have access to daily available shifts across the Young’s estate, with no fixed rota or location.   

Survey

Would you consider allowing your staff to choose their working hours?

  • Yes

    63%
  • No

    37%

The agency is available for all hospitality staff to apply, from those with industry experience to students, parents or those looking for part-time work. Staff will be employees of Young’s with a competitive salary, plus all the company benefits including discounts across the pubs and hotels, career development opportunities and a chance to opt into company shares.  

Year of change

It’s been a year of change for Young’s. Last month, the company’s boss Patrick Dardis announced plans to step down from the role after six years, and the pubco also reopened its pub, the Spread Eagle, in Wandsworth, south-west London, following a major refurb. 

The site now includes bedrooms and office space, marking the return of Young’s head office to its historical Wandsworth home, where the brewery was established in 1831. 

Dardis said: “On the doorstep to the old brewery, the Spread Eagle has undergone a huge transformation and we are looking forward to welcoming locals back into this landmark Victorian pub.”  

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