Principality Stadium needs to hire 500 new people immediately for Wales' autumn internationals as staff pool no longer exists

By Katie Sands

Principality Stadium bosses have launched a major recruitment drive to fill 500 positions ahead of Wales' autumn rugby internationals.

The jobs are up for grabs across the stadium's hospitality and retail sectors, with fans set to return to the home of Welsh rugby in the coming weeks in full capacity - 74,500 - for the first time since February 2020.

As has been the case across the hospitality industry, the stadium's casual staff pool used pre-pandemic does not exist anymore.

They are now hiring for hospitality staff (bar staff, waiting staff, suite waiters, suite runners, kitchen porters) and retail staff (till cashiers, beverage assistants, catering assistants) to be paid £9.50 an hour.

Match day chefs are also wanted, with wages ranging from £10.50-17.50 depending on experience. Managers (£14.50 an hour) and supervisors (£13 an hour) are also roles which are being advertised.

Bosses want to fill the positions by the end of September to allow time to train successful candidates in time for Wales' first autumn international against New Zealand on Saturday, October 30.

Wayne Pivac's men then face South Africa on November 6, Fiji on November 14 and Australia on November 20.

There are also music concerts coming up, such as the Stereophonics' gig on December 18 alongside Sir Tom Jones, which will need to be staffed.

Recruiters are looking for "people with a great personality, and a desire to work as part of a team, delivering exceptional guest experiences". A "smart" uniform and a meal will be provided during shifts for successful candidates.

The Principality Stadium's casual recruitment is run through Compass. Applicants can apply through the Compass website by searching 'principality'.


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