An introduction to working in Manchester

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An Introduction To Living & Working In Manchester

Manchester is the second most visited city in the UK. With two of the biggest football teams in the world. The city also has a rich musical presence with many high profile artists from the city. Manchester has two AA rated 5 star hotels and over 10 AA rated 4 star hotels. These hotels make a great option outside of London to begin and progress a professional chef career.

Best AA Rated Luxury Hotels In Manchester

Manchester Hotels Infographic

Restaurants In Manchester

Finding Accommodation And Living In Manchester

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


An Indication To Rental Prices In Manchester

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

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

3 Bedroom Flat – Central Manchester – Starting at: £850/ Month

3 Bedroom Flat – Outside Central Starting at: £ 600/ Month

Transportation Around Manchester

One day travel card for bus or train – £8.50

Monthly travel card for bus or train – £54

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 Manchester

To Work Out An Average Salary After Tax
Personal Allowance = £12570
Basic Rate Tax = 20% After Personal Allowance Deduction

Yearly Income = £21,500

Monthly Salary Calculation
£21,500 / 12months = £1,792 Monthly Before Tax

After Tax Example 

Personal Allowance first £12570 (free no tax)
20% Basic Tax Rate after £12570
Calculation – £21500-£12570 = £8930

To be taxed on £8930
£8930 / 20% = £1786

Salary After Tax Result

£21500 – £1786 = £19714
£19,714 Yearly
£1,643 Monthly

The yearly salary ranges around – £19500 – £24500
Agency Salary: £12 – £14 per hour

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

Working in Manchester as a chef can be a lot of hard work, so for some fun. There are many bars and clubs with luxury hotels to help build a stable career. Here are the  top 10 things to do in Manchester as ranked by travellers on Tripadvisor. 

Manchester Gin

The City Of Manchester Distillery

Manchester Climbing Centre

The John Ryland’s Library

Etihad Stadium

Clayton Hall Museum

Chetham’s Library

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Royal Exchange Theatre

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