Stint, the student work app, has signed up almost 2,000 Manchester students since April, empowering the city’s businesses to operate in a smarter way whilst playing a central role in rebuilding the local economy.

Stint is providing a solution to the staffing crisis in the hospitality industry which has become more acute since the easing of COVID restrictions in April. Across the country, over 1,000 hospitality businesses, including the biggest high street names like Chilango and Chipotle, and over 75,000 hard-working students looking for flexible work have turned to Stint, including 1,900 Manchester students.

These students fill 2-3 hour shifts and perform basic but vital tasks during a business’s daily peaks, allowing the regular full-time staff to focus on what they’re trained to do – delivering a great customer experience. Stint believes that this model is a timely and longer term transformation of a business’s operations, because it allows businesses to deliver a great customer experience, while keeping their teams happy and their costs under control.

The improvement of team wellbeing, in particular, is crucial for the long-term recruitment and retention of staff in the industry. The extra pairs of hands at busy periods means daily peaks are far less stressful for team members and businesses that have integrated with Stint see a reduction in team churn as a result.

As a record number of students pack their bags for university this month, Stint will be able to provide even more support to local pubs and restaurants. Businesses in Manchester that have so far benefitted from working with Stint include Peru Perdu.

Angus Pride, Owner of Peru Perdu, said: “Staffing this year has been an issue due to many people changing careers and lifestyles, but getting Stint students on board for the back-of-house jobs has allowed our core staff to do what they do best and focus on customers at busy times. This has relieved a lot of pressure on our operations during the pandemic, but as things begin to return to normal this has also become an integral part of how we run the business. We look forward to continuing to work with local students in the long term.”

Safah Alazzawi, University of Salford, said: ““After a tough year for students, Stint has been a real game changer. It’s enabled me to start saving a bit of money each week and in a way which fits around my studies. With the start of a new academic term on the horizon, everyone arriving on campus looking to earn a bit of cash on the side should sign up, particularly after a year of missing out on work and internships. Stint makes it so easy. It’s assuring to know I can top up my bank balance and gain work experience at the touch of a button.”

Sol Schlagman, Co-Founder of Stint, added: “We built Stint to help university students earn money in a way that fits lives and help hospitality transition from an outdated staffing model. Whilst the delays to full reopening this year created additional challenges, our solution has helped many businesses through the summer and with all the struggles of the past 18 months, it’s more valuable now than ever before. We’re helping businesses across Manchester recover and rebuild while also helping students earn some much needed extra cash. We look forward to signing up many more students as they return to university.”


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