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DC Site Services in 2024 – What We Can Do for You.

Posted on 13 Nov 2023

The past three years have without a doubt been the biggest trial within the event and festival industry for contractors, suppliers, and event organisers alike. We don’t need to tell you that not one company was left unaffected by the upheaval of the pandemic and the difficult comeback year in 2021, instead, we’d like to take the opportunity to tell you how we as a company have used this difficult time to regroup and develop as a team, and what it is you can come to expect form us in the near fut ... read more

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Welcome to the team, Joel!

Posted on 20 Feb 2024

Please join us in welcoming Joel Welford to the Operations Team as our new fulltime Project Manager. No stranger to the event & festival industry, Joel was introduced to DC Site Services two years ago and obviously just could not resist our charm as he promptly upped sticks to join us in good ol’ Peterborough. While he brings his own experience to the team, he is also looking to draw on the expertise and knowledge of our seasoned crew, so, if you see him onsite, give him a warm welcome! read more...

A Massive Response & Still Time!

Posted on 15 Feb 2024

We’re delighted to say more than a thousand applications have come through in the first week for this year’s Calendar Launch surpassing last year’s figures! The calendar will of course remain open until all positions are filled; however, we will begin to assign positions this Monday 19th!  So, if you’ve been holding back assessing your options, this weekend would be the ideal time to decide where it is you want to spend your summer. As always, if you’ve any queries about the events or festivals, read more...

Refer a Friend Prize Draw!

Posted on 08 Feb 2024

DC Site Services’ growth has always been an organic process with much of our new crew accumulating from word of mouth alone. We’d like to celebrate this and encourage it to continue by making it into a competition! If you successfully refer a friend to work with DC Site Services this season, you can be entered into a prize draw. The prize? £100 or the voucher of your choice of the same value! Guidelines… You can’t backdate your entry; this must be your friend’s first season with DC. For you to read more...

DC Site Services 2024 Event Calendar!

Posted on 02 Feb 2024

Alright folks, the 2024 event calendar is finally here and it’s time to start planning your summer diary! A few things… - Applications are open, but we’ll start to actually accept applications in two weeks’ time (19th of February). - As always, we pre-approve all profiles before considering your applications, so make sure everything is up to date and nothing is missing! - You’ll notice that Glastonbury is showing as “coming soon.” This is because all crew need to have worked at least one event i read more...

Four Weeks to Launch!

Posted on 08 Jan 2024

The New Year is here which means that just around the corner is the DC Site Services’ 2024 Event Calendar! We’re counting down to the 5th of February when we’ll officially launch the calendar and when you’ll be able to plan for the season ahead. We’ll begin to accept applications two weeks later on the 19th for all events and festivals except for Glastonbury. A further two weeks later on the 4th of March you’ll be able to apply to work at Glastonbury. We’ll begin to accept these Glastonbury appl read more...

Office Closure Dates

Posted on 15 Dec 2023

The DC Site Services' office will be closing its doors for the Christmas period from Friday the 22nd of December at 12pm, and we will return in the new year on Tuesday the 2nd of January 2024. We'd like to wish everyone happy holidays, and a happy new year! read more...

The DC Site Services guide for a more sustainable Christmas

Posted on 01 Dec 2023

Now that December has arrived all of the team here at DC Site Services are getting into the Christmas spirit, but we’ve also had our thinking caps on to try and find ways of making our Christmas just a little bit more sustainable and environmentally friendly. So, we have spoken with our Head of Operations Scott Mason, and he’s come up with these top tips… Rent a tree. Rather than purchasing a fake Christmas tree there are now plenty of options to rent a tree instead. A quick google search will read more...

The New Crew Pay Rate, April 2024…

The New Crew Pay Rate, April 2024…

Posted on 24 Nov 2023

With the Government’s announcement of the national minimum wage increase we’d like to clarify what it is you can expect from DC Site Services in terms of pay in the new financial year. As you may be aware, in 2021 we made the decision to pay our crew at least 50 pence above any national minimum wage increase and we continued this into 2022. These are small steps in an effort to recognise the hard work of our crew, but they are years in the making. Looking forward, from April 2024 the new nationa read more...

Catering… When & Why!

Posted on 20 Oct 2023

We know that food and onsite catering can at times be a hot topic amongst crew, so we’d like to break down when to expect a meal provision at an event or festival, and why. We’ll always tell you before arriving onsite via an information pack whether or not there will be food provided so that you may be as prepared as possible for your assignment. However, the best rule of thumb to use is whether the event has camping, how big the event in question is, and WHERE the event is. For example, if ther read more...

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