Long ago, well actually in 2011, ten of the UK’s premier properties got together to set up a training programme with a difference. Offering development through application, the trainee management programme provides successful candidates with an opportunity that is not to be missed.
With a commitment of 25 months, the programme offers each applicant access to five of these properties, spending five months working in a specific department in each property. This is an unrivalled opportunity for hospitality managers of the future, allowing a broad range of experience to be had in a relatively short space of time.
Candidates should be aged 19 or over and have either completed a qualification in hospitality management or have approximately one year’s experience in a reputable property.
Now in its second year the programme is finalising the successful applicants for the third intake of hospitality’s future stars.
The annual recruitment day:
This year the recruitment day took place at Penny hill park at the start of July.
Representatives of the 10 properties (Chewton Glen, Cliveden, Coworth Park, The Hinds Head, Lucknam Park, Mallory Court, Penny Hill Park, South Lodge, The Seafood Restaurant and The Vineyard) gathered together to put this year’s applicants through their paces.
From spaghetti and marshmallows, blind folds and cheese sandwiches to presentations, quizzes and interviews, the applicants had a full programme and a variety of tasks to showcase their talents, skills and abilities.
Candidates from year one and two were present to offer their support, and gave a great dose of realism in their presentations as they talked about their experiences on the programme and the opportunities that they had the pleasure of being involved in.
All in all it was an action packed, and very successful day.
The successful candidates will be announced shortly and will start their journey on 3rd September 2013. We look forward to welcoming them to our teams.
To apply to join next year’s programme take a look at the ten out of ten website.