Recruitment Overview – working for YSE in Val d’Isère
Please read this overview, which gives a description of working for YSE in Val d’Isère and information on how to apply. Each job then has its own page with further information about the job and the application process.
We have nineteen chalets in Val d’Isère – substantially more than any of our competitors – but we are still a small company. We recruit our staff carefully and train them thoroughly. All YSE employees have two days off each week and our wages are some of the best in the business.
People apply to work in Val d’Isère with YSE because they want to ski almost every day for five months on some of the best slopes in the world. You don’t have to be a good skier, but it helps to be a fairly sporty, outdoors sort of person to get the most out of a season in the Alps.
Most of all we’re looking for staff who are charming, like meeting people, smile a lot and want their guests to have wonderful holidays. If you have attitude and don’t have the traits just mentioned, please do not apply to work for YSE!
We welcome applications from both UK and EU passport holders.
Applicants under 21 years old need to show exceptional maturity and have experience of living away from home in rented accommodation (not school), dealing with a landlord, carrying out minor repairs and cleaning well enough to get a hefty deposit back. It is very rare for YSE to employ anyone under 21.
We rarely take applicants who have completed a season for another company.
YSE staff are also provided with accommodation, food whilst working, a ski pass, certain items of uniform clothing and the use of ski boots, skis and poles (or snowboard). YSE will pay a contribution to your travel out and your travel back to the UK at the end of the completed season (ie. not if you leave early).
You must be available to work for the whole winter season from mid/end November 2023 until the end of the first week in May 2024.
UK Passport holders will be required to obtain and pay for a French working visa (when we have received their French work permit).
All staff will have to pay a deposit which will only be returned at the end of a successfully completed season and when your staff accommodation has been returned to the owner in the state in which you received it. It will not be returned, under any circumstances, if you leave our employment before the end of the first week in May 2024.
As of 6 July 2023, we are only looking for experienced and qualified chefs to work in two of our larger chalets. To apply for this position, please read the relevant job description, then fill in an application form and menu plan, attach a photo and submit your form. Please note, if you do not get a screen confirmation saying your form has gone through, we will not have received your form.
We will not consider applications without a photo.
Competition for positions with YSE is very strong and if you do not follow the correct instructions for submitting your application, you are unlikely to be selected for interview.
Please note that we do not pay travelling expenses for attending an interview although we can provide interviews via Zoom.
Finally, there is useful feedback from ex-staff on the Staff Reviews page.