🎈 Meet Our New Academic Manager – Sylvester!! 🎈

As most of you may already know, we have a new face in the Academic Manager’s Office. We are pleased to announce the newest friendly face to the Lexis team – Sylvester! 🙂

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Sylvester has been with Lexis Brisbane for a about a month and has already settled in nicely. He has over 25 years of experience in the education industry which includes teaching English over in Japan! He lived in the sister-city of Kobe for 6 years and has since settled down here in Brisbane with his family.

Along with his infectious laugh and smile, he would love to bring in some positive changes to Lexis which includes a new found love and appreciation for the English language! His open-door policy allows anyone who needs help or those who just want to have a chat and practice their English to go in at any time.

Welcome to the Lexis Family, Sylvester! We look forward to having you here with us for many years to come!

 

Job Search Tuesday!! 🙌 💼

Looking for a job? Look no further! 😀 We’ve done the hard part, all you have to do is apply! Take a look below at some jobs up on offer this week from Seek.

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Food & Beverage Jobs:

Hospitality agency Sidekicker are now hiring Wait Staff for various racing day events in the near future. Choose when you want to work to suit your lifestyle. Must be able to carry 3 plates at once, and have a current RSA. Sounds good? Apply here.

Salsa’s Fresh Mex over at Chermside shopping center are now looking for new team members. They are a friendly team who are looking for someone who they can work well with, who is enthusiastic and has a great smile to greet customers with! 🙂 If you get a job with Salsa’s, you are entitled to great member discounts and a great pay! $$ To read more and to apply, click here.

Event staff needed for various shifts coming up. Another popular hospitality agent Pinnacle People are now hiring, and they need you! Weekly pay, flexible working hours and training is provided. This is a great first step to getting experience working in Australia! Click here to read more and to apply.

Enthusiastic hospitality workers needed at the wonderful Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital here in Brisbane city. You must be well presented, have experience working in a fast-paced environment and of course work with a smile! 🙂 Variety of shifts from morning until night. Apply now!

A cafe in Auchenflower are looking for a casual all-rounder who is keen to start immediately. Up to 35 hours a week on offer. If you have at least 1-year experience in hospitality, click here to apply!

The Brisbane Racing Club are now looking for new Gaming, Bar and Bistro attendants to join their friendly team. A lot of positions available to those who have an RSA and a passion for food & beverages. Apply here.

Cafe all-rounder needed in Toowong, who is willing to work up to 45 hours per week. You must be available to work both days over the weekend, and have at least 3-years experience. Read more by clicking here.

One of James Street‘s hot spots Harvey’s is looking for new waiters to join their team. This casual position offers between 35-40 hours a week, and includes shifts ranging from breakfast to dinner time. Full availability is necessary for this role. Successful applicants should have 3-years experience in a similar role, and have great knowledge on food and beverage products. Send your resume with references to: manager@harveys.net.au. Job description here.

The Emporium Hotel is looking for ambitious cocktail bartenders who have a passion for all things cocktails! 30+ hours on offer across a 7-day roster to those of you who are cocktail experts. Naturally, you will need a current RSA, and have a minimum of 2-years experience in a similar role. To read more, click here.

Barista Jobs:

Coffee Hit over in Garden City shopping center are looking for a talented barista to join their team! They are seeking someone who knows everything about coffee and how to make the perfect cup! To be considered for this role, you should have at least 2-years experience as a barista. They also offer on-going training to all of their employees! This is too good to be true – apply now!

Part-time barista wanted in Wooloongabba – up to 25 hours a week! Short distance for those of you in Student House as well! 😉 Must have 3-years experience working as a barista and be available to work at least one day on weekends. Click here for more info!

Casual baristas needed in Auchenflower for an immediate start. Up to 35 hours a week are on offer to those who have necessary experience and availability. Get your foot in the door by applying!

Casual baristas also needed at a cafe in Brisbane’s West End. You’ll be required to work on weekends (both days). If you don’t mind, then apply now!

Looking for more working hours? A bar/restaurant in Toowong have a great opportunity available for a daring barista! Up to 45 hours a week, and great pay! You must have at least 3-years experience as a barista. Sounds like you? Click 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 get it as soon as possible. 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!

 

Welcome to Lexis Brisbane! 🙌 05/06/17

We started the first week of June with a bang – with a whopping 14 new students starting today!! 😀 Meet the newest members of the #LexisFamily! ❤

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Back Row: Gaku from Japan, Anna from Germany, Luan and Karoline from Brazil, Jiyoung from South Korea, Laislaura from Brazil, Jaehee from South Korea and Jolie from Brazil.
Middle Row: Narumi from Japan, Gayeong from South Korea and Mariana and Felipe from Brazil.
Front Row: Gabriel from Brazil and Eduardo from Spain!

Welcome everyone!! We hope your time here is enjoyable, and that you make lots of nice memories! If you have any questions regarding the school, Brisbane or just want to have a chat, come and talk to any of us anytime! 😀

👋 Graduation Fridays – 26/05/17 🎓

Despite having only 3 students leave us today, it is still sad saying goodbye. We wish you all the very best of luck on your upcoming journeys, and we hope you had a wonderful time here at Lexis Brisbane. Please keep in touch!! ❤ ❤

BRUNO - Mitzi & Emma Pre-Int

BRUNO – Mitzi & Emma’s Pre-Intermediate class

SUZUKA & MARC - Brittany's Int

MARC & SUZUKA – Brittany’s Intermediate class

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!!

Transport information – TransLink.
Weather Updates – BOM

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!

Graduating Students! 😢 🎓 05/05/17

Goodbye and good luck to all our lovely students who are leaving us this week! We hope you enjoyed your time at Lexis, and continue using your English out in the real world. Whether you’re staying in Brisbane, travelling or going back home, take care and keep in touch! ❤ ❤

HARUNA - Audrey Upper Int

Haruna – Audrey’s Upper Intermediate class

HEEWON & ALICE - Clare Pre-Intermediate

HeeWon & Alice – Clare’s Pre-Intermediate class

ISABELLA - Roz Upper Intermediate

Isabella – Roz’s Upper Intermediate class

PRISCILA - Laura Intermediate

Priscila – Laura’s Intermediate class

SANGMIN - Mitzi Pre-Int

Changmin – Mitzi’s Pre-Intermediate class

THAIS - Brittany Intermediate

Thais – Brittany’s Intermediate class

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Leticia – Eugene’s afternoon IELTS class

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