Application Process

What can Concord offer me?

For almost half a century, Concord has been training and developing dedicated and enthusiastic young men and women - like YOU - who dream of pursuing a career in hotel management or becoming a top chef. Our aspiration and commitment to our trainees is to offer the most outstanding training programmes in the business. If accepted, your desire to succeed, commitment and hard work will be recognised and rewarded and you can look forward to a promising long-term future.

The Programmes - Management Development and Chef Development

The two-year Management Development Programme, fully endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality, is open to those who have completed a hospitality related national qualification, either a BTEC Level 3 in Hospitality Supervision or Travel and Tourism or an NVQ/VRQ hospitality craft course.

So, if you are a school leaver wishing to pursue a career in this exciting and dynamic industry, your next step is to approach your local college and enrol on an appropriate course. For those of you who are coming towards the end of your qualifications at college, you are now only one step away from being selected to take part in the Concord Management Development Programme. 

Typically, the programme consists of six-month placements in four designated member hotels, covering food service, beverage service, events operations and front office. You will be offered good, all-round experience and exposure to various types of hotel environment, improving your knowledge and skills in all aspects of hotel operation. 

Our Chef Development Programme is also a two-year programme, with three eight month placements in three of our prestigious member hotels. The experience gained during the training programme will open many doors for our graduate chefs, most of whom will find a permanent place within our group of member hotels or at equally first-class establishments.

How do I apply?

You can complete the application form below for our Management Development Programme, or contact us directly by telephone using either of the phone numbers listed at the foot of this page or send us an email. (If you are interested in our Chef Development Programme, please telephone or email us in the first instance and we can advise on the appropriate application process). Alternatively, you may submit an enquiry using the form on the 'Contact Us' page - see the link at the top right of this page. We look forward to hearing from you - whatever programme you are interested in and whichever method of contact you choose!


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at a glance

Benefits to trainees and member hotels...

  • Trainees - comprehensive 2-year programme, endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality 
  • Members - cost-effective solution to staff training and development, as well as manpower and succession planning
  • Trainees - opportunity to work for first-class hotels who will value you as an individual and recognise your contribution to their success
  • Members - departmental stability because of the six-month placements
  • Trainees - excellent on-the-job training in all aspects of hotel operation
  • Members - the chance to develop dedicated, talented individuals with great potential, many of whom will become members of your management team of the future 
  • Trainees - competitive salary package, including accommodation
  • Members/trainees - full support throughout programme by Concord’s Group Training Officer
  • Trainees - opportunity to achieve the nationally recognised City & Guilds 'Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality & Supervision', funded by Concord in partnership with HTP Training 
  • Members - average 35-40 trainees recruited onto the scheme each year from colleges across the UK, where strong relationships have been formed over many years
  • Trainees - professional support and assistance in securing your first supervisory or management post once your programme has been completed – with an impressive 70% of trainees securing posts at a Concord member hotel that they have trained in
The Concord Programmes

The Concord programmes – Management Development and Chefs Development - are designed to enhance knowledge and skills.

Prestigious hotel network

You will receive real, hands-on training in your chosen career path at a selection of our hotels.

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Learn all aspects of hotel operations while experiencing the full spectrum of the hotel industry.