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. Our aspiration and commitment to our trainees is to offer the most outstanding training programme 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 Programme

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 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, food production 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. 

How do I apply?

You can complete the application form below, contact us directly by telephone using either of the phone numbers listed at the foot of this page or send us an email. Alternatively, 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 - 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 Programme

The Concord Management Development Programme is designed to enhance knowledge....

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.