Lexis Brisbane visits Life Flight! ✈️✈️

Last Wednesday, a group of our Lexis medical professionals visited Life Flight’s helicopter base at Archerfield Aerodrome with their teacher Catherine.

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Life Flight have over 130 medical crew and they perform over 4000 patient transfers a year! They attend to incidents such as natural disasters – particularly during the flood seasons, and even rescuing people stranded out at sea.

The aim of this trip was to understand how people in and around Brisbane are transported to hospital by helicopter in an emergency situation. Teacher Catherine took the students here as part of the Accident and Emergency unit; the unit they are currently studying in the EMP/OET course at Lexis Brisbane.

The group also got to see various rescue helicopters ranging in size, from the tiny “Squirrel” – which is used for training purposes, all the way to the massive $20 million AW139‘s!

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This excursion was a great opportunity for our students, who are all practicing medicine back home in their countries. It gave them the opportunity to compare their own services with those used in Australia, and in particular – Queensland. What a fantastic idea, Catherine! We hope you all had fun!! 🙂

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🎉🤡 The Ekka | 2017 🤡 🎉

I can smell that delicious scent of dagwood dogs and hear the sounds of roller-coasters already. Oh my god – that must mean it’s EKKA time!!! 🎈 🙌

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For those of you who don’t know about the Ekka, it is a carnival that is held annually in Brisbane which celebrates Queensland’s farming culture and lifestyle. It runs across 10 days and starts THIS FRIDAY!

The easiest way to get there is by train, with special Ekka only trains departing Central & Fortitude Valley train stations every 20 minutes! 🙂

You can buy your tickets online here or at the door.
$$ Remember to take your Lexis Student Card to get a discount!! $$ 

💥💥 Be sure to hashtag #LexisAtTheEkka on Facebook & Instagram if you decide to go. We’d love to hear about your experience and see all your wonderful photos!! 💥💥

🙋 New Students | 26/06/17 🙋

Good morning and welcome back to another week at Lexis Brisbane! This morning we welcomed another 7 students to the rapidly growing Lexis family. ❤️️ Say hello to…:

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Left to right: Luca from Switzerland, Mariana & Fabiana from Brazil, Sunmi from South Korea, Michiko from Japan, Thiago also from Brazil and last but not least is Kento who is also from Japan! 🙂

We wish you all the best of luck on your new journey, and hope you enjoy every moment of it! If there is anything we can do to help make it easier for you, please ask! 🙂

💥💥 Be sure to join our Facebook group Lexis English | Brisbane to keep in touch and to get updates on what’s happening in the school and around Brisbane! 💥💥

💥 Job Search Tuesday! 💥

It’s everyone’s favourite day of the week – JOB SEARCH TUESDAY! Looking for work? Look no further – we’re here to help! 🙂 This time of year is particularly quiet, but there are still job offers out there! Take a look below.

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Waiters/Bar Tenders:

The Urbane Restaurant down in Mary Street are looking for an enthusiastic new member to join their team, who has a passion for great food and fine wine. If this sounds like you, then send your resume through to: manager@urbanerestaurant.com. Job ad can be found here.

Who loves Spanish cuisine?! Ole Restaurant here in the city are also looking for new team members to start work immediately, and highly encourage Spanish and Latin American travelers to apply! If you’ve got the hospitality skills and a smile that lights the room, then apply now!

Hospitality agency Pinnacle People are still recruiting staff for upcoming events around Brisbane. Working for an agency is great because YOU can choose your working hours and you get to experience a little bit of everything! Why not apply and see where it will take you?

Nudgee Golf Club on Brisbane’s north side are now hiring Food & Beverage assistants as well as casual function helpers. They are looking for someone who has previous experience in hospitality, who is friendly and can get any job done with ease! A current RSA/RSG is also necessary for working around alcohol and gaming areas. Click here to read more and to apply.

A cafe in Fortitude Valley are looking for a casual all-rounder who can do anything from serving customers to making coffee. Up to 30 hours per week are on offer, so this is perfect for someone who is looking for something more stable. All that is required is at least 2-years experience in a similar role! If this is perfect for you, then apply now!

Perhaps you have finished studying and are looking for something more permanent? This might be good for you! The Queensland Club here in the city are looking for casual staff with full availability across the week. The seek highly experienced hospitality workers who are able to communicate well and take pride in their work. An RSA is also necessary for this role. Please submit your resume with a short cover letter to: functionsmgr@queenslandclub.com. Read more here.

Another popular recruitment agency Sidekicker are also currently looking for experienced banquet & function staff. They offer work experience at some of Brisbane’s most prestige venues and a healthy paycheck as well! Why not apply and see what they can offer you? Click here for more information.

Are you a cocktail master? Then Stokehouse Q are looking for you! This Mediterranean inspired restaurant in South Brisbane is looking for a lively cocktail superstar to join the team. Of course, you will need an RSA and experience to be suitable for this job. Send your resume through to: brad@stokehouseq.com.au. Read more here.

Over in Kangaroo Point (which is perfect for those of you living in Student House!) is the famous Pineapple Hotel, and they’re currently hiring restaurant and bar staff. The successful candidate should be positive, well presented and take pride in their work. Be a team player as well as be able to work by themselves. Send your resume and a short cover letter through to: tony@pineapplehotel.com.au. Job description can be found here.


Barista:

A casual position with full-time hours Monday-Friday barista job has become available at a cafe here in the city. You’ll not only be required to brew the perfect coffee, but you will also need to help serve customers and do general cleaning duties as well. Pay rate is negotiable. Please only apply if you have full availability during the week. Read more here.

A barista job is available at a large finance building also here in the city. They are offering up to 20 hours per week to those with at least 6-months experience as a barista. This is a Monday-Friday job with no weekend work – woohoo!! They also encourage Working Holiday visa holders to apply too! Click here to read more.


Housekeeping/Cleaners:

Housekeepers/Room attendants needed at an apartment complex in Chermside. This is a casual based job offering 15-20 hours per week. You must be able to work a range of shifts, including weekends. Hit the apply now button to register your interest!

Housekeeping attendants also needed to help out at the Camp Hill Hotel for two days a week. You will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining both accommodation rooms and public areas such as the reception. You should be available to work at least one week day and a day on the weekend. Apply 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!

 

A Warm Welcome To Brisbane!! ☀️ 12/06/17

Hello and welcome to another week at Lexis Brisbane! We were joined by 9 lovely new students this morning from 3 different countries! 🙌 Put your hands together for…:

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Back Row: Jeong Hyeon from South Korea, Camila from Brazil, Hye Joon from South Korea, Vinicius from Brazil and Jeisson from Colombia.
Front Row: Karen, Suzeli & Nathalia from Brazil, and Laura from Colombia.

We hope you enjoy your first week here in Brisbane and Lexis, of course! 🙂 Enjoy our warm, sunny Winter days! ❤ As always, if you have any questions, you only need to ask!

Let’s Learn About BRIS-VEGAS!! 🏢 🏫 ❤️️

It’s the first week of our new Option Classes, and what a fun first week it has been!

Today as part of Laura’s Discover Australia class, she took her students over to the iconic Brisbane City Hall – one of the oldest buildings in town. There, students attended the 100% Brisbane exhibit at the museum where they learned all about the history, listened to famous stories and other fun facts about our beautiful city. ❤

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They even have “smelly tubes” that produce scents that remind you of Brisbane. Such fragrances included “Thunder Storm”, “Frangipani Flowers” and “Fresh Grass”. Kind of weird but VERY COOL at the same time, don’t you think?! 😀

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Students had to also take notes of what they learned throughout the lesson, as they had to answer a questionnaire about Brisbane. Who thinks they can score 100%? 😉

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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
help-wanted-sign

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!