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Catering staff prepare meals during last year’s race

200 catering jobs to be created for Bahrain F1

MANAMA, April 1, 2015

More than 200 temporary catering jobs are set to be created by this year's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Teams of young local professionals will be recruited as support staff for the F1 weekend, which will take place between April 17 and 19 at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

Vienna-based Do and Co Gourmet is one of three international catering companies contracted by the BIC for the much-anticipated sporting event.

"There are three companies which are officially outsourced to carry out the short term recruitments for the Formula One and we are one of them," a representative told the GDN.

"This year, based on the information we have received, more than 200 people will be recruited to work for three days during the race."

He said interviews have been lined up for the next two weeks to select eligible candidates, who will be paid between BD30 ($79) to BD35 a day.

"Preference will be given to Bahrainis followed by expatriates, who all have to be presentable and carry valid documents," he added.

"Background checks will be done for all selected candidates, who have to submit copies of their CPR, passports and other documents to confirm their eligibility."

He said all selected staff will be trained and a majority of them will be stationed at the BIC's VIP Tower, Oasis Complex and Paddock Club.

"They will receive training to help the staff in the kitchen, first-aid and other job profiles according to the requirements," he explained.

"Candidates at the end of their tenure will be given certificates. Those who have these certificates stand a good chance to get a job during the next race because they have the experience.

"We think it is a great opportunity for Bahrainis and expatriates to be part of this sporting event."

The main event of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will start at 6pm on April 19 and will see some of the biggest names in the sport go head to head around 57 laps of the 5.412km BIC track. Bahrain marks the fourth round of the FIA Formula One World Championship. - TradeArabia News Service

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