Canvas/Eurocamp/Keycamp holiday work 08Watch
Apparently the pay isn't great. You'll get about 1200 for the season but have to use it on food and stuff I think.
But at the same time you do kinda get a holiday and if you like camping I would say go for it. The one thing is you may not end up where you wanted to go campsite wise. As in the region.
I worked for Keycamp (same companny as Eurocamp, just different uniform) last summer. quote me in this thread if you have any questions.
ohhhhhhh i have every question to ask you...firstly did yu ejoy it? and what was your job role...how much clothes and that should I take, was everyone freindly, was it hard work? Im abit nervous that i would get on with my collegues, and that i dont have much customer service skills, hope you reply
- My job role was campsite courier (the most common). Which basically means 60% cleaning/preparing accomodation and 40% customer services (dealing with complaints, paperwork, visiting etc)
- Only take 1 bag which you can move pretty easily. Your uniform comes in a seperate bag which they give you. I had to travel on 2 trains, 2 coaches and accross the Paris underground to get to my campsite so you have to be able to carry all your stuff quickly and easily!
- Everyone was very friendly. When you're all living in tents together for 3 months your eally get to know eachother. I was sharing my tent with 2 amazing hot ladies
- It was very hard work, make no mistake. You're literally working from 8am - 6/7pm everyday. If you're on duty then you may have to stay at the reception as late as 11pm. And of corse customers can come and find you at any time. The cleaning is particularly hard and very boring!
Overall it was great, i absoloutly loved it... but I'd never do it again! It's one of those things you do once and then never again :P
Im thinking of taking a suitcase, do you think this will be okay?! and did you make any profit, and do you nede to take things to cook with, and plates.etc.?
The pay is terrible, as Im sure you're aware. I spent quite a bit when I was out there on alcohol and visiting places. I think by the end of the summer I'd made about £300, which went straight on my new xbox 360 Basically, dont go there expecting to earn much!
You dont need to take any cooking things with you. Each campsite has a storetent which is literally filled with thousands of spare plates/knives/forks/bowls/bbqs/washing bowls/matresses/beds/etc etc etc. All you need to take are some clothes and yourself!
awesome im well excited!! lol how many clothes would you recommend cause obv you dont get that many days off...and how many uniform do you get like...(cause i dont wanna wash too much) loll
Take as much or as little as you want. However remember the training is in Holland and yoour campsite is in France so you've gotta be able to travel with all your gear.
Same as... quote or message me for any more info.
Unfortunatly my site wasnt near a beach, had quite bad weather, a team leader who didnt want to be a team leader (only returner in the area so got promoted on site) and an area manager who was just never in contact.
The hours are stupidly long, and the work is stupidly hard. And as I said, I absoloutly loved my time there, but I certainly wouldnt want to go through all the training and travelling again to get onsite.
Personally im a 'Been there, done that' kind of person. I've done the holiday courier thing once, and that was plenty enough for me. Now im off to do different things (spending a year in Australia) instead.
The hours are stupidly long, the work is stupidly hard, the money does not make up for it.
...I didn't gel fantastically with my team leader, to be honest, although don't get me wrong, I did thoroughly enjoy my season. If nothing else, it's a free rubbish holiday.
Would come back again, but on a diff site, also for longer as everyoen seems to have made their mates but in a good way i have been accepted so yay. see how things pan out though.