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MEDIACITYUK JOBS IN SALFORD
 

Star date: 15th August 2010 

MEDIACITYUK JOBS AT LAST!

Yep, with around £500million of public money that we reckon will be invested into MediaCityUK, we have finally found some jobs for Salford people…

Directing Children's TV? Nope. Presenting the BBC Breakfast show, given that no-one in London seems to want to move here? Nah. Match of the Day pundit? No chance! So where are these MediaCityUK jobs?

Click here to find out…


And the MediaCityUK jobs are…

Working in the Holiday Inn hotel, serving food and drinks to other BBC stars, staff and guests who have managed to get work at the studios. It pays £13,000 a year and duties include laying tables, serving food, checking "customer satisfaction throughout the meal", clearing tables and "seizing opportunities where possible to exceed expectations and increase revenue through effective selling".

Luckily, the advert for the jobs states… "The Metrolink tram stop is opposite the hotel while the motorways and main railway station are also within easy reach. Manchester Airport is also only 20 minutes away"...which might be very helpful for loads of Salford residents who still can't get a bus to the site.

The 218 bedroom Holiday Inn hotel is owned, of course, by Peel Leisure, part of Peel Holdings which owns the MediaCityUK site. Last week, Peel announced the hotel's opening at `Manchester's Waterfront' for October this year.

Bryan Gray, Chairman of Peel Media, said: "The Holiday Inn at MediaCityUK is adjacent to the largest new studios in Europe, making it a real convenience for TV and film professionals using the facilities."

...Obviously, because, by all accounts, they ain't going to be living in Salford.

Any Salfordians wishing to apply for the £13,000 a year `Food and Beverage Staff' jobs can click here to apply…

For details of other MediaCityUK jobs click here

Mike Skeffington wrote
at 16:28:11 on 18 August 2010
In reply to Tina Bean. Welcome to Salford Tina, there is indeed much positive stuff going on in the city, despite what you hear and read from many people, including myself I should add. What I am particularly interested in and proud of is Salford's radical history. For instance there were Jacobite rebels from Salford, only half a mile from the Uni, the TUC was born here, there was the, Battle of Bexley Square, and much more. But Salford is also a modern city and has much to offer despite the present administration, but I won't go into that. The old Crescent police station is a lovely building and I wish you every success with your project.
 
Chris wrote
at 16:27:37 on 18 August 2010
There will be a mix of jobs on this site. Salford Star would be the first to complain if the jobs were only for media professionals living in South Manchester and the shires. Good to hear that accessible jobs for working people are starting to come through. Can you not park your cynicism and celebrate some opportunities for once?
 
Brian F Kirkham wrote
at 21:15:59 on 17 August 2010
In response to realist, I think we're getting a little beyond ourselves here. I was born around the time the then Manchester docks fell into decline in the 1970s, as i grew up, the land that used to be the dockside fell into disuse and disrepair. Peel found it easier to land stuff at Liverpool at the time and it used that port area. Lo and behold Salford Council (Not Trafford or Manchester) drew up a scheme in consultation with the then conservative administration to re-develop it. The scheme brought the locals the watersports centre and then the Lowry Centre (for the Millenium Celebrations) with Peel and its associated companies getting opportunities to provide business opportunities - its the reason why we have the Anchorage , Exchange Quay,Harbour City, Merchants Quay, and Quay West. The businessmen Peel Try to attract need a pad to crash at so desirable des-res's are put up alongside them...and for a while, it works. I remember the public artworks being commissioned - namely the floodlit cranes and the Anchors at the old warehouse on the wharfside Upon the success of the project Peel worked with Trafford Council to develop the wharfside - bringing Imperial War Museum North to Trafford Wharf...which suddenly becomes part of THE QUAYS along with Old Trafford (Im sure the residents of M16 were cock-a-hoop over that!) But because of this 'convergence' of projects Peel have forgotten where they are actually sited. It appears to me that our dear old neighbours want to be associated with the civic success of the re-development of the area, but without any of the financial aspects associated with it (I am of course pointing at Manchester for this one). Anyone from either side of the bridge can feel free to pick up the large cost of the waterside project from salford's council tax payers. BTW Cheers to Mike, Nachtslepper and Mary for their comments
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 15:17:50 on 17 August 2010
Realist, how does it work that 'most of the docks come under Trafford'? I thought they were under water. You will actually find that Pomonoa Docks were in Trafford, there were originally five, but the fifth was infilled, I think in the late 19th cent. The much larger Salford Docks; 6, 7, 8 & 9 were and still are in Salford. As for the city changing for the better I'd love to know on what you base that assumption. The destruction of housing? The massive loss of large scale employers over the last thirty years? Or is it a few jobs washing up, making beds & serving drinks? Forgive me if I sound cynical, you see I was born in Salford & have lived here all my life.
 
Mike Skeffington wrote
at 15:17:30 on 17 August 2010
In reply to Realist. The subject of jobs for local people at Mediacity has been a talking point ever since plans were announced for the whole project. The BBC staff's reluctance to move to Salford is well documented as is Peel Holdings reluctance to acknowledge the fact that it is in 'Salford' and not Manchester. There will no doubt be a number of jobs available at some point for local people, however, it is believed they will not be the well paid skilled positions which should be expected. I was born in the Chaple St/ Greengate area which is the oldest part of the city and I also went to Salford Uni, although there were few Salford people there that I was aware of. The University does have good media and arts depts, but that doesn't cut any ice with the BBC. As to the Salford Star selling Salford people short, it does quite the opposite in fact. The magazine is widely recognised as a voice of and for the citizens of Salford. It also highlights and encourages talent of all kinds which is abundant in the local population, not just Salford Uni. Salford is indeed changing and believe me when I say that the people are aware of that. Whether the changes are for the better or not is highly debatable, not all change is for the better. Lastly, the Docks was in Salford. Trafford is a borough and has only been in existence since 1974. Its boundary is on the south side of the Ship Canal, almost the whole of the docks being on the North. So it was in fact in Salford, as was, just as a matter of interest, Manchester Racecourse for almost the whole of its. existence
 
Mike Skeffington wrote
at 15:16:24 on 17 August 2010
I agree with Mary Ferrer. Salford Council's relationship with Peel Holdings is questionable to say the least. Peel Holdings seem to have been calling the shots for quite some time. It conjures up images in ones mind of brown envelopes being passed around in the dead of night. On the issue of transport, it seems to me that any new bus routes from areas such as; Pendleton, Seedley, The Height, Lowwer Kersal and Broughton are not even on the planning horizon. The emphasis for Peel Holdings, the BBC and Salford Council is to encourage people from the Manchester side and places like London and the south, hence the emphasis from Peel on the Quays being in Manchester. These issues underline the importance of the Salford Star magazine, without which the citizens of Salford would be at a serious disadvantage. It is imperative therefore that we get back into print and allow people who do not have access to the internet, an opportunity to join the debate.
 
Tina Bean wrote
at 15:13:58 on 17 August 2010
I love to hear people's different points of view about Salford. I am a new graduate from Salford uni and I am doing a project for the council. my aim is to hight light the positive aspects of Salford,(old and new) as a city, in it's own right The images/stories I collect will be submitted towards the resoration of the old police station. I am designing images for all 70 of the windows. Many people pass the old police station and it will soon be a public art piece promoting/remembering Salford. my email address is bean.art.group@live.co.uk Any help or suggestions would be great, anyone involved will be invited to the opening. Thanks Tina
 
Realist wrote
at 12:16:49 on 17 August 2010
Hmmm so your saying that none of the other jobs on offer are for Salford people? The technicians, IT, studio jobs etc! Why? Salford Uni has one of the best Media depts in the country, plus isn't it moving there to feed the city new talent! I think, yet again, its Salford Star selling Salford people short! I live in Salford, went to Salford Uni and went to uni with plenty of other local people so wake up, Salford's changing for the better. Plus last time I checked most of the Docks come under Trafford not SALFORD or Manchester, check YOUR map Brian F before responding
 
David Henry wrote
at 06:25:03 on 17 August 2010
Spot on Mary. There simply is NO direct bus service to Salford Quays from the majority of Salford. It is a discrage. Last Tuesday afternoon I waited for hourly 69, the last one (at 18:22) and I waited some more, and I waited some more. In the end I walked to the tram, waiting a bit longer until I was in Manchester, walked to Deansgate from Piccadilly to wait for 30 minutes for the 110 to Broughton. I arrived home at 20:40, having left my desk at 18:00. If only I knew how to hotwire a car. It does feel like Peel has the monopoly on all new developments in Salford. The majority now resembling gigantic profiteering industrial schemes, some rather sinister. The Holiday Inn building in question is sandwiched in between the Pie factory and the BBC studios. At first I thought it was going to be something interesting, until the "Holiday Inn" sign went up. Are people really going to relocate from London to work there? It might be easier to get to compared to Salford mind you.
 
mary ferrer wrote
at 21:57:35 on 16 August 2010
Brian, I think Peel know where Salford is, they are pulling the heart out of part of it as we speak (Irlam Moss).If peel say jump, the council say how high. It is in salford only when it suits,the council should demand that it is made clear Mediacity is in SALFORD,but will they?? We the residents don't matter, we have no say. Jobs, how would we get from the Height to the quays to access these jobs if you have no car, this is the case across the city,the planning for this major development has not taken much notice of the need for better transport links across the city.
 
The Wolf wrote
at 16:08:17 on 16 August 2010
13k a year for slaving and fannying around the vilest people you could hope to have a nightmare about???? I'd rather have my teeth drilled out - without the anaesthetic
 
Brian F Kirkham wrote
at 16:08:11 on 16 August 2010
Once Again , Where is Manchester Docks (AKA The Quays)? I hate using Corporate stuff...but it's IN SALFORD! Unless the lovely people the other side of the canal wish to incorporate the cost of development of Salford's Mediacity into THEIR council tax, can people please stop referring to Salford (A City in its own right) as being in Manchester. Perhaps Peel would like to look on a Map before responding
 
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