An introduction to working in Cardiff

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An Introduction To Working In Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital of wales with a selection of hotels. Cardiff itself has one AA rated 5-star hotel and a selection of AA rated 4-star hotels. These hotels give the opportunity for chefs to begin or further their careers.

Best AA Rated Luxury Hotels In Cardiff

Cardiff Hotels Infographic

Finding Accommodation And Living In Cardiff

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

An Indication To Rental Prices In Cardiff

1 Bedroom Flat – Central Cardiff  Starting at: £500 / Month

1 Bedroom Flat – Outside Central Starting at: £400 / Month

3 Bedroom Flat – Central Cardiff – Starting at: £800 / Month

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

Transportation Around Cardiff

One day travel card for bus or train – £3.50

Monthly travel card for bus or train – £45

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 Cardiff

The yearly salary ranges around £19500 – £24500
Average Yearly Income = £22,000
Agency Salary (PAYE): £12 – £15 per hour

Working Out A £22,000 Salary After Tax

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

Monthly Salary Calculation
£22,000 / 12months = £1,833 Monthly Salary Before Tax

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

Calculation: £22,000-£12570 = £9,250
20% of £9,250 = £1,850

Average CDP Salary After Tax Example

Personal Allowance first £12570 (free no tax)
20% Basic Tax Rate after £12570

Calculation – £22,000-£12570 = £9250
To be taxed on £9250
£9250 / 20% = £1850

Salary After Tax Result

£22000 – £1850 = £20,150
£20,150 Yearly After Tax Deduction
£1,679 Monthly
After Tax Deduction

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

St Fagans National Museum of History

Principality Stadium

Bute Park

Wales Millennium Stadium

Roath Park

Llandaff Cathedral

National Museum Cardiff

Cardiff Bay Barage

Castell Coch

Cardiff Castle

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