Museum Trip – 31/11/16

For this afternoon’s activity, we went to the Queensland Museum in South Bank. We learned all about Australian wildlife, history and even saw life-sized dinosaurs up close!! (Ok, not really. But we saw their bones)!😀

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There was even a brand new section dedicated to Queensland animals!❤ How nice!

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Thanks for coming, everyone!😀

Job Search Tuesday!! 😜 💼

Another week, another round of jobs! There are a lot of jobs in the cleaning industry at the moment, so take a look below.🙂

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Hospitality:

Experienced wait and bar staff needed at the busy Santa Monica Pizza & Burger Bar here in the city. Wait staff should have previous experience with table service, while bar staff should have sound knowledge on coffee and cocktail making. Contact Adam here.

Baristas and wait staff also needed at Cafe Campos. You need only to apply if you have experience in working in a cafe-style environment, are confident with your English abilities, and can work as part of a team. If you’re after plenty of hours, then do apply!

A restaurant,cafe & bar all-in-one here in the city are seeking a casual waiter/waitress for up to 30 hours a week. At least 6-months experience is all you need! Perfect job to get you started!🙂 Apply here.

Cocktail bartenders needed at the Emporium Hotel in Fortitude Valley! Minimum 2-years experience is needed, along with a current RSA and adequate knowledge on alcoholic products. Sounds like the job for you? Click here to apply.

Banquet Attendants needed at the fancy Hotel Grand Chancellor right in the middle of Brisbane CBD. This 4.5 star hotel are searching for confident and courteous people to work in their function team. You duties will include cleaning and maintaining service areas, take care of assigned tables and help set-up/take-down the events. Must have flexible availability. Click here to apply.

Stokehouse Q over in South Bank are looking for experienced cocktail bartenders to join their team. At least 2-years experience is needed. Very busy venue, so you should be available to work when required. Apply here.

Stones Corner Hotel have several job positions up for grabs – Baristas/Wait & Bar staff. Don’t have much experience? No problems – they provide training for those who are just new to the workforce. So why not apply?

Waiters are required at the popular Tinderbox Kitchen in James Street. Must have 3-years experience and a personality to match your superb customer service skills. Consistent hours per week are on offer too, so don’t miss out! To read more, click here.


Cleaning Services:

Kitchenhand position available at Kedron Wavell Club on Brisbane’s northside. Ideal candidates should have some kitchen work experience, as well as having a positive attitude, and full availability to work. Great staff benefits! Please contact Joanne on (07) 3350 0921 or click here to read more.

Cleaners needed at the Gabba Sports Stadium during the busy cricket season (15/12 – 19/12) with possibility to get more shifts afterwards. Great rates of pay, and a good way to experience this great Aussie sporting culture while you get paid! $$ The right person for the job should have some cleaning experience, particularly at public events. Click here to read more and to apply.

A cafe in Balmoral is seeking a casual Kitchenhand, offering up to 45 hours per week. If you’re ready to start immediately and have 2-years experience up your sleeves, then apply today!

Housekeepers needed at Hotel Jen Brisbane who can bring a positive attitude to the team. You will be responsible with maintaining a smooth and reliable service to the housekeeping side of the hotel. Great staff benefits are also available. Sounds good? Click here.

Catering Agency Chefs on the Run are now recruiting new kitchenhands who have at least 2-years experience. Great hourly rate of pay. Get the opportunity to work at different venues around Brisbane! Hit the Apply Now button here.

Another city based hotel Royal on the Park are also looking to hire new housekeepers to help with general hotel cleaning duties. If you have at least 1-year housekeeping experience, a good eye for detail and full availability, then this might be the job  for you. Click here to read more and to apply.

Yet another housekeeper job going at a hotel here in the city. Previous experience, excellent communication skills and a positive attitude are needed to be successful for this role. They can even offer more permanent work to those who require. Click here to apply.


Retail:

Want to get experience working in an Australia supermarket? Locally owned IGA are now hiring retail assistants across their inner city stores. Roles will include serving customers, packing away groceries, helping in the deli, and maintaining stock. Click the ‘apply now’ button here.

Want to work for one of the biggest brand names in the world? The Apple store here in the city are now hiring service specialists! This part-time role requires you to assist customers with their needs, provide technical support and promote the Apple brand. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity – apply now!

Culture Kings have advertised for new retail assistants who have 2-years experience in the retail industry. Availability to work during the evening and across the weekend is a must. Send your resume through to: brisbane@culturekings.com.au or read the job description here.

Sandwich artists Subway are also hiring new staff at the moment. They have an ad expressing their need for people who are looking for long-term work. If you’ve just finished your studies, or you’re looking for something a little more permanent during your stay, why not try applying here? You can also send your resume through to: hiringsubway@outlook.com.


What’s an RSA, and do I need one??

You might have seen the acronym RSA popping up all over the place, particularly when it comes to hospitality jobs. RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) is required by law to work with and around alcohol all throughout Australia. Even if you are not working in a bar, you are still often required to have one, as most venues are licensed.

Some companies will let you apply for the job without an RSA, but you should obtain it as soon as possible once you have started your new job. Some companies may even help pay for the course!🙂 That’d be lucky! Just ask your new employer about your options – they are there to help!

There are a few websites where you can take the RSA course; a popular one being The Hospitality Institute of Australasia. They offer courses from as little as $18. Click herefor more information. (Please note: Make sure to register for a QUEENSLAND [QLD] RSA, as this is the correct qualification for our state).


Good luck on the job hunt!!😀 See you next week!

Welcome everyone! 😄 28/11/16

Despite Cambridge finishing last week, we still had quite a busy morning here at Lexis Brisbane! Take a look at our amazing students for the week!🙂

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Douglas and Dereck from Papua New Guinea, Ilaria from Italy, Pedro from Spain, Miki who transferred to us from Lexis Perth, and Philomina who is also from PNG. We also welcomed Maeva from Switzerland who just transferred to us from Lexis Noosa.

A very special and warm welcome to all of our new students for this week!🙂❤

😚 CONGRATULATIONS & GOOD-LUCK to our Cambridge students!! 😚

Last Friday marked the final day at Lexis for our Fantastic FCE and Courageous CAE students.😥

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Classes of SEPT-NOV 2016!!!

To celebrate the end of their 12-week journey, they celebrated with a delicious picnic with their classmates and teachers in the Roma Street Parklands. 😋 What a lovely sunny day! 😍

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Catherine’s FCE Class!🙂

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🙂 CAE teacher Daniel & FCE teacher Catherine🙂

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We wish you all the very best of luck with your final exams this Tuesday (FCE) and Wednesday (CAE). We know you will do your best – like many Lexis Brisbanites have done so in the past. We’re so proud of you!!❤❤

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Brisbane! 😃

The festive season is just around the corner, with Christmas being only a month away! Where did that time go?! :O Some of you might be used to having a hot summer Christmas, but for most of you, this will be a new experience! If you are in Australia this Christmas, make sure you celebrate true Aussie style, by kicking back with loved ones or your mates on the beach, fry up the barbecue and listen to the famous Triple J countdown on the radio. Whatever you choose to do, there will be plenty of Christmas activities to see and do around Brisbane. This weekend marks the beginning of the festivities!🙂
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The Lighting of the Christmas Tree
The official opening ceremony will kick off this Friday night, with the lighting of the King George Square tree. Gather around the square from 5:30pm to enjoy free entertainment, then watch the tree come to life at 6:30pm!❤ You don’t want to miss this spectacular event!! Click here for more info.

 

Kooza – Cirque du Soleil
The world famous Cirque du Soleil is back in town starting tonight, the 24th of November! Kooza brings all your favourite acrobatic acts along with its amazing costumes, makeup and dare devilish performances like the Wheel of Death. The show has already sold out a lot of their shows, but there is still time to secure your seats before they leave on the 8th of January. You can buy tickets here, or read up about the show here. Many Lexis teaches are going there, so you can ask them all about it too!

 

Wonderland 2016:
This unique end-of-year carnival also returns tonight for two-weeks down at the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm. 31 shows across 14 days, ranging from circus shows to magical theater – there is something for everyone! Experience some of the best local Brisbane talent at this awesome event! Read up all about the event on their official website.

 

Brisbane Bullets are BACK:
Love basketball? Our superstars have a home game tonight over at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondal, (25 minute train ride from the city), where they will go up against the great city of the south – Adelaide. Tickets start at only $20, and can be bought from their website. Go boys!!!


Have a great weekend, everyone!😀

New Students – 21/11/16

Hello and welcome to our brand new students starting this week!!🙂 Please meet our Fantastic 5!

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Left to right: Akira from Japan, Antonio and Lydia from Spain, Iva from Brazil and Kwang Soo from South Korea.

We also have some rather special students joining us all the way from Germany; a family of 3 wishing to improve their English skills together. Today they began their 2 week private lessons with their new teacher Blair. Please welcome Stephan, Katja and their beautiful daughter Soraya. What a happy bunch!!🙂

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From everyone at Lexis Brisbane, we wish you all the best on your new adventure!🙂❤

😎 Fancy Friday Fun! 😘

This morning, the student kitchen was transformed into a fancy feast fit for a King and Queen.

Our Intermediate classes have been learning all about Indirect Questions this week, so to put this into practice, their teachers Sander, Blair and Sam hosted a divine tea party filled with cookies, tea and coffee!

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Smaaaashing!

Everyone was busy preparing for the occasion, by making fancy monocles and dashing mustaches that even Chopper Reid would be proud of!😛

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They enjoyed a lot of nice snacks from Australia as well as some International treats. What a great idea!🙂

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