Managers Stories
Joel Kelly

Role: Holding General Manager

Location: Southampton

Recruited: Imported Manager

Length of service: 18 Months


I decided to join the Fridays family after doing a little research in to an expanding vibrant brand which I thought would be a good fit for me. After initial interviews and my talent showcase it was clear that it was the right decision and that it was the right fit for me.

Not only did I gain valuable knowledge about the brand and all the tools I needed to succeed but I gained friends for life and a great support network. The Fridays people we have are just awesome and from the second I walked in to the brand, I was welcomed with open arms.

So far in the 18 months I have been with the company I have managed to progress from an assistant restaurant manager to and assistant kitchen manager to Kitchen manager and now I have taken on the incredible opportunity of Holding General Manager of Southampton. The highlight of my career so far is probably my most unexpected and proudest moment was winning a National buddy award at managers conference.

It just goes to show if you put in the hard work and have the will to succeed then Fridays will get you there and invest in you as they do with all their Fridays family. Now I literally wake up on a morning and look forward to going to work.

If you are energetic and have the sheer determination to go places then take it from me Fridays is the job for you.


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