Do you have what it takes to make it as a Manager?

Each year we offer opportunities to candidates who can demonstrate that they have the ability to become our future managers. 'Exclusive Ambitions', the two year Graduate Management Programme covers all operational departments and develops key management skills.

Applications for our Graduate Management Programme starting in Summer 2021 are now open, apply today.

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Supervise and train

Do you have...

flexibility, curiosity, and a hands on approach?
Are you proactive, focused and a completer?
Do you possess excellent communication skills?

Exclusive Ambitions


‘Exclusive Ambitions’ will provide aspiring and passionate individuals with an opportunity to develop and acquire key leadership skills within our luxury hotel collection. 

The Programme

Exclusive Ambitions is a 2 year training plan starting between May and September each year, depending on the property allocated and availability of the position. In some instances the training may take place at more than one property. The nature of our business demands that the programme is flexible and dynamic with changes and updates being implemented as required. A typical plan covering all disciplines is outlined below:

Rooms Division - 9 months:
Housekeeping | Nights | Reception - including spa where appropriate | Concierge | Switchboard | Guest Relations | Maintenance & Grounds

Food and Beverage - 10 months:
Kitchen - main, banqueting and overview of fine dining where appropriate | Bar | Lounge | Sommelier where appropriate | Conference and Banqueting operations | Restaurant | Room service

Support Services - 4 months:
Human Resources | Accounts | IT | Sales | Business Development | Events

Area of Preference - 1 Month:
Graduates can choose to work in an area which they haven’t yet been to or, return to a favourite department for one additional month

Vision Support, Training and Renumeration

Mentoring: During the programme participants will have access to an assigned mentor throughout and be expected to undertake a key hotel project of the GM’s choice to gain additional relevant experience.

Salary: We offer a competitive salary plus fantastic benefits. Successful, committed Graduate Managers will be guided towards future opportunities once the programme is completed.

Training and development: A range of learning and development opportunities at all levels across the group, will be available to help you grow into our future leaders!.

Entry Requirements

Relevant degree and minimum of 12 months related industry experience gained via previous work placement or job
Genuine passion and hunger to develop within the luxury hospitality industry
Flexibility to work the hours as required by the department
Own transportation to work
Proficiency in English language. Written and spoken
Eligibility to work in the UK

Application and Selection Process

A telephone interview will be conducted as the first stage whereby if successful, you will be invited to our Zoom interview stage. The final stage of the process will be a face to face interview with property Human Resources Manager and General Manager.

Application Process

Applications for our Graduate Programme are now open. Submissions are considered at the time of entry, on an applicant by applicant basis. Applications will close once all positions are filled. Positions are allocated throughout our 6 properties, you may indicate a preference which will be considered although is not guaranteed. Placements commence in May to September, depending on property and specific placement awarded. It is a two year structured programme encompassing training in all areas of the business.

This means that should you leave the programme for any reason you may be required to reimburse a proportion of the cost of the training back to the hotel. full details of this will be explained to you as part of the recruitment process

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Thank you for your interest in the Exclusive Collection Graduate Programme

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