The Way Out!

The Way Out!

New research shows how difficult it is in the UK for many to break out of poorly paid jobs, in direct contrast to the situation of domestic staff who pass through our doors.

The Social Mobility Commission has said that low pay is “endemic” in the UK, with women more likely to get stuck on low pay. Just one in six low paid workers have managed to escape from their poorly paid jobs in the last decade.

It highlights the opportunities for well paid jobs in a wide range of domestic staff: housekeepers, cooks, nannies, through The Graham Agency. In contrast, housekeepers placed through ourselves, typically earn of around  £16 per hour (gross) and £17.40 (gross) at weekends – whilst a cook placed by us would typically earn £34.80 per hour gross.

For over 30 years we have prided ourselves in matching skilled, experienced domestic staff with clients who are appreciative of the best available. Climbing out out of a poorly paid job has never been an issue for staff we place and retaining this quality of staff has never been an issue with clients.

The report defines low pay as hourly earnings below two-thirds of the median hourly wage, which was £8.10 last year.

The median hourly wage for an average person across the entire British workforce was £12.10 per hour in 2016, according to the report.

The Graham Agency, keeping you informed.