An introduction to working in Birmingham

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An Introduction To Working In Birmingham

Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK. With 4 hotels with an AA 4 star rating and one more in the construction phase. The city has a range of opportunities for a chef career. Birmingham is going through an ongoing regeneration. With many new public spaces, hotels and commercial buildings being due for completion in 2025.

Best AA Rated Hotels In Birmingham

Birmingham Hotels Infographic

Restaurants In Birmingham

Finding Accommodation And Living In Birmingham

Finding accommodation in Birmingham can be done relatively easily. Searching for property rental websites online will produce good results.


An Indication To Rental Prices In Birmingham

1 Bedroom Flat – Central Birmingham Starting at: £550/ Month

1 Bedroom Flat – Outside Central Starting at: £340 / Month

3 Bedroom Flat – Central Birmingham – Starting at: £900/ Month

3 Bedroom Flat – Outside Central Starting at: £ 650/ Month

Transportation Around Birmingham

One day travel card for bus or train – £8.50

Monthly travel card for bus or train – £85

Average Working Hours For A Chef de Partie Job

The average working hours for a CDP will range from 40 – 48 hours per week. Overtime can be added as days in lieu or paid for. Normally, with 28 days paid holiday per year.

This all depends on the company you are working for. It’s a good idea to check how extra hours and days are compensated for during the job interview.

A Chef de partie salary in Birmingham

The yearly salary ranges around £22,500 – £26,500
Average Yearly Income = £25,000
Agency Salary (PAYE): £12 – £14 per hour

To Work Out A £25,000 Salary After Tax

Personal Allowance = £12,570
Basic Rate Tax = 20% After Personal Allowance Deduction

Monthly Salary Calculation
£25,000 / 12months = £2,083 Monthly Before Tax

After Tax Example 
Personal Allowance first £12,570 (free no tax)
20% Basic Tax Rate after £12,570

Calculation – £22,000-£12,570 = £12,250
20% of £12,250 = £2,450

Average CDP Salary After Tax Example

£25,000 – £2,450 = £22,550
£22,550 Yearly After Tax Deduction
£1,879 Monthly After Tax Deduction

Top 10 Things To Do In Birmingham As Ranked By Tripadvisor Travellers

Once working in your hotel chef job there will be days off to take care of.  For those days off when you need something to do here are 10 ideas as ranked by tripadvisor readers.

Birmingham Back To Back

Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

Coffin Works

Villa Park Stadium

Steel Hose Lane Lock-Up

Soho House

National Motorcycle Museum

Symphony Hall

Selly Manor

Birmingham Hippodrome

UK Hotspot Cities For A Chef Career
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