Lexis Brisbane’s Very Own Medical Professionals! 💪

Lexis Brisbane has recently started a new English for Medical Professionals (EMP) course, which has gained a lot of interest. This course is designed for those who are looking to work, or have been working in the medical profession – such as nurses, chiropractors and even doctors!

We currently have 4 lovely young ladies taking part in this course, which commenced again from today. They are learning from Lexis’ very own English teacher/chemist Catherine, who has years of experience in this field! 🙂 Wow!!

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If you’re interested in taking this course, talk to one of our friendly staff who can help you with your options! 🙂

Newest Beauties of Brisbane! 😍 22/05/17

We were joined by 4 lovely girls this morning here at Lexis Brisbane! Please make them feel welcome and introduce yourself to them if they’re in your class! 🙂

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Honami from Japan and Clissia, Ludmila & Luana from Brazil. 😍 😍 What stunners!

Enjoy your first week at Lexis, girls! And of course your new Aussie Adventures!!

New Students | 15/05/17

So sunny after the rainy weekend at Lexis Brisbane 🙂

9 new students joining our Lexis Family! Say HELLO to:

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Enjoy your time at Lexis and have a great experience in Australia!

If you need any help, come and ask!

 

Goodbye Graduating Students!! 😢 👋 12/05/17

We have said goodbye to a lot of students this week! First it was our wonderful 12 Saudi boys who left us to move onward to Aviation school, and today we said farewell to 10 more wonderful Lexis family members! 😢😢 We love and hate Fridays!!!

ANNA - Roz's Intermediate

ANNA – Roz’s Intermediate class

ANTONIO - Blair's FCE

ANTONIO – Blair’s FCE class

LYDIA - Judy's CAE

LYDIA – Judy’s CAE class

MONIKA - Eugene's A'noon IELTS

MONIKA – Eugene’s afternoon IELTS class

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My poor attempt at a group selfie! 😛

TAKAKO - Audrey's Upper Int

TAKAKO – Audrey’s Upper Intermediate class

TINA & AKIRA - Cassy's A'noon Upper Int

AKIRA & TINA – Cassy’s afternoon Upper Intermediate class

Good luck to each and everyone of you! Remember to keep practicing your English and KEEP IN TOUCH! ❤ ❤

☕️ A little bit fancy… 🍰

Recently, our Intermediate classes have been learning all about ‘Indirect Questions’ such as “Could you pass me the tea?” or “Would you be able to cut me a slice of cake?”. Today in the student kitchen, they practiced using this very polite style of speech at the Lexis Tea Party, where even the Queen herself made an appearance. What a great idea! 🙂

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Things on in Brisbane this weekend! 🎶

Congratulations for making it through the first 5-day week in a long time!! 🙌🔥 You’ve done well to make it this far. The weekend is almost upon us once again, and there’s a fair bit happening in our wonderful city that you might like to check out.

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The full moon returns this evening, so keeping with tradition, the Full Moon Fire Festival is back for another night of entertainment. Head on down to West End this Sunday night for free entertainment and live fire twirling performances starting at 6pm and finishing around 10pm. Take a blanket, some snacks and enjoy the best of the West End culture. Follow their Facebook and website for updates and upcoming events.

This weekend is your last chance to see Swan Lake performed by the Queensland Ballet company! This classic masterpiece is only here until Saturday, so be quick in securing your tickets before it’s too late!! Tickets start from $60 and can be bought on the website here.

Here’s one for those of you who love a challenging challenge!! ROC (or Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge) 5k race is back for its 7th year this Saturday at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Tickets can still be purchased online, or a very limited amount can be purchased at the door.  This year’s ROC race will see the infamous Wrecking Balls, the Sweeper, the brand new Leap of Faith attraction, and an epic finish line slide down a 4 story tall water slide called The Hippo! Spectators can watch on for free from the sidelines, so why not make it a fun-filled day with your mates? 🙂 Check out the official website for FAQ’s, information and pricing.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day in Australia. Is it the same day in your country? 🙂 We know being away from home can be tough, so make sure to give your mothers a call this weekend! ❤ As it is Mother’s Day weekend, there are several events around Brisbane, including a free Movie in the Park event! Head on over to Roma Street Parklands this Sunday from 5pm to sit in on 2 free girly movies! There will be food trucks serving all the food, so all you need to bring is a blanket, some pillows and yourselves!

Hands up if you’re a 90’s baby!! 🙋 🙋 There will be a 90’s Music Video Party this Saturday night from 7pm at the New Globe Theatre in Fortitude Valley. Enjoy all those classic hits from artists like Aqua and the Spice Girls while enjoying some deliciously prepared cocktail goodies. Check out the official Facebook event here.

There’s also a special K-Pop event making its debut this weekend in Kangaroo Point. Local Korean pop groups will be performing live, there will be Korean beauty and cosmetic companies with information stalls and there will even be guest stars such as the season 5 winner of KPOP Stars Crystal Yi joining in as well! Head on over to the Queensland Multicultural Centre from 4:30pm. Tickets range from $20 – $25 and can be purchased at the event! Read on for more information.


That’s all for now, folks! Weather wise, it’s looking to be mostly fine up until Sunday afternoon, so go out and make the most of our beautiful sunny Winter days! 😀

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Keep track of those pesky unexpected storms by watching the rain radar, and be sure to plan your journey ahead of time!!

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Have a fantastic weekend, everyone! ❤

💼 Job Search Tuesday is BACK! 💼

It has been a long time, but we are finally back with another Job Search Tuesday blog! 🙌 For those of you who are new – welcome! 😀
We’ve separated the most recently posted jobs from Seek into different categories, so take a look; you might find something that interests you!

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Food & Beverage Jobs:

  • Hospitality agent Sidekicker are now looking for enthusiastic hospitality staff for various shifts and events. The best thing about working for an agency is that you can choose when you work! 🙂 Take a look at the job ad here.
  • New team members needed at the popular burger joint Burger Urge in South Bank. Burger Urge is proudly Brisbane owned, and have since become one of Queensland’s most iconic and loved chains. You can be a part of the growing team! If you are free to work across the week, including weekends and public holidays, have your RSA ready and have a flair for outstanding customer service, then they want to hear from you! Click here to apply now!
  • A busy restaurant in Paddington just outside of the CBD are searching for someone with 3+ years experience in high-end catering venues. Must have outstanding communication skills and hold a current RSA certificate. Apply now.
  • Front of House staff needed at a venue in Mount Gravatt, who are also offering 30+ hours to the right candidate. You should be readily available to work at least 1 day on weekends too. Apply here.
  • Customs House is owned by the University of Queensland, and is conveniently located down by the Brisbane River. They’re now looking for new F&B staff who have 12-months experience in a similar role. If you have your RSA and a positive and friendly attitude, then they want to hear from you. Click here to read more and to apply.
  • Tinderbox Kitchen in the Valley’s popular James Street precinct are looking for energetic wait staff who can handle the heat in this busy establishment. If you’re an expert on food and alcoholic beverages with at least 2-years experience, send your resume (including references) to…: manager@harveys.net.au.
  • Another of our popular Hospitality agencies Zenith are now on the hunt for casual F&B attendants to begin working at events throughout May until October. They have one event on the 31st of May that applicants must be able to attend. To be eligible for these shifts, you must have a minimum of 2-years experience in high-end functions and catering events, be able to carry 3 plates during service and bed available to work a minimum of 3 shifts per week. Great pay, great opportunity! Apply now!
  • The Brisbane Golf Club in Yeerongpilly are searching for new F&B attendants to join their team. Immediate start is available to those with 2-years hospitality experience, hold a current RSA, full availability and excellent customer service skills. Click here to read more about the job and to apply.

 

Barista Jobs:

  • Ascot on Brisbane’s northside are looking for a barista to join their busy team. Plenty of shifts available to those who want them (up to 40 hours!). You only need 1-year experience behind a coffee machine! Apply today!
  • Do you have your own transport and are willing to work early mornings? There’s an opportunity to work at one of Brisbane’s largest on-going markets in Rocklea. This role is Monday-Friday only (woohoo!) but you must be a highly skilled barista who is able to get to the markets for a 3:30am start. If this is perfect for you, apply now!
  • Casual experienced baristas needed in a small cafe in Brisbane’s West End. Up to 30 hours a week on offer. Submit your interest here.
  • Cafe in Brisbane CBD also advertising a similar job for baristas with at least 2 years experience. If you’re free to work weekends, then apply now!
  • Fun, energetic, yet professionally minded people are needed to start immediately at a newly opened cafe in South Brisbane. The right person for the job should possess a positive attitude, have highly developed skills surrounding coffee, as well as having a passion for customer service. Sounds like you? Send your resume here.

 

Kitchenhand/Room Attendant/Cleaning Jobs:

  • Casual kitchenhands needed in Northgate on Brisbane’s northside. If you have at least 1-year experience in a similar role, apply now!
  • Oasis Apartments in Auchenflower are looking for experienced housekeepers who can work independently and as part of a team. Not much information is given, but click here to apply to this job.
  • Kitchen Assistants needed at Mount Alvernia Girl’s College in Kedron. Applicants should have a Blue Card (or be willing to obtain one) and hospitality/barista experience is of course necessary. Send your resume along with references and outlined experience to…: mta@mta.qld.edu.au. Read more about the job here.
  • A 24-hour business have several positions available for kitchen helpers, cooks and assistants. For kitchenhand roles, they are looking for a motivated individual with a great sense of humour, great organisational and communication skills. Send through your resume and cover letter here.
  • Luxxe Apartments are in need of part-time and casual room attendants. There are multiple positions available to the right people. Please send your resume and references through to the managers here.

What’s an RSA, and do I need one??
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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).


Lexis Jobs Workshop
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If you need that little extra help with writing your resume, or you don’t know what a cover letter is, then why not head on over to our Jobs Workshop – today at 2pm in Room 2! 😀 Get all these questions answered and more!