The purpose of the Concord Hotels organisation is to train and develop supervisors, managers and chefs for its member hotels and for the industry as a whole. Students are recruited from catering colleges across the UK, having completed relevant qualifications in either hospitality or travel and tourism, such as a BTEC Level 3 in Hospitality Supervision or Travel and Tourism or an NVQ/VRQ hospitality craft course.
The Concord Hotels Management Development Programme was established in 1968 and has achieved an outstanding reputation in the hotel industry. In excess of 1,300 young men and women have successfully completed our training programme and many of them now occupy senior positions within the industry. The Chef Development Programme was launched more recently, established to meet the changing needs of Concord’s member hotels and the industry, as well as to satisfy the increased interest of young people in pursuing a culinary career path.
Concord has strong links with many institutions, including the Institute of Hospitality and Springboard UK.