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Ross on Wye, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1957
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Travel Agencies
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
PGL is a market leading provider of activity courses and holidays – whether for schools, for whom we provide outdoor education, adventure courses, study trips and skiing trips; or for youth groups, family holidays and summer camps for unaccompanied ... Read more

Mission: We are PGL. Our vision is to have a lasting positive impact on the development of young people by inspiring them to have fun, challenge themselves and acheive more.

PGL (UK) Reviews

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PGL (UK) Group CEO Peter Kerkar
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    Current Employee - Catering Assistant in Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard (France)
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    I have been working at PGL (UK) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Food is better than expected for a small budget.
    Lifestyle is great, however, you may not have much fun if you're not a drinker/don't own a car as some centres can be out in the sticks.
    Some of the management are amazing at their jobs.
    Beautiful area to work in.
    Good atmosphere majority of the time.
    Good hours and pay overseas (french law requires PGL to pay much more to staff and to have less hours than previous years adhering to UK law.
    The bathroom facilities where I am are fine, however other centres require you to share bathrooms with kids (showers and toilets) and therefore can be a lot grosser.

    Cons

    Food can get very samey (on a 2 week rota), also you shouldn't have to pay £200 out of your wages (direct debit) when there are no other facilities available to make food yourself.
    Rooms are ridiculously small for 2 people, barely enough room for one person.
    Can feel a bit like a bubble when you don't own a car and cannot get off site as much.
    Sometimes it can be cliquey.
    As in every job worldwide, sometimes you wonder how people become managers when they are not people-persons and are crap at their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give people managerial roles that are not fit for the job and don't know how to talk to people.
    Please at least increase the food rota to 3 weeks.
    Increase the food budget so there is more options.
    Stop making us pay for food we have no choice in to eat.

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PGL (UK) Interviews

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    Tour Leader Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PGL (UK) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The interview began with a chat about my application, and my experiences with working with children. It then progressed into a French language assessment which was split into interpreting and scenarios.

    Interview Questions

    • Translate the following into English: "Le fromage de chèvre mûrit pour quarante jours avant d'aller au marché"   Answer Question
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