Do I have to move away from home?

Yes, our hotels are based around the UK, so you will need to move away. However, the provision of staff accommodation is included in your package, so you will not have to worry about finding it yourself.

Do I get to choose which hotels I work in?

You will need to be prepared to work in any of our member hotels, however you can indicate your preferences and, where possible, these will be met.

Do I have to work in all areas or can I choose not to cover certain ones?

Our Management Development Programme is designed to provide you with the tools you need to become a manager. We believe you need experience of all operational areas in order to be an effective manager and you will therefore work in all four departments.

What happens if I am not enjoying a placement or if I have a problem?

You will be supported throughout the two years by the Group Training Officer. We will help you to deal with any problems that you are faced with.

Do I have to pay to join the scheme?

No, the only cost to you is your travel to an interview and to your first placement. There are no fees involved.

Do I get paid to work?

Yes, you will be paid a competitive salary and will be provided with full board and lodgings.

When can I start?

There is not a set start date for the scheme. Your approximate starting date will be agreed at interview.

I am interested. What is the next step?

Download and complete an application form. As long as you have the right qualifications, you are guaranteed an interview! If our training officer has not yet visited your college, ask your lecturer to arrange an appointment. If you wish to find out more before applying, please contact us.

Will I be guaranteed a job at the end of the training programme?

Our aim is to have 100% of our trainees employed at the end of their two-year programme. Approximately 70% of trainees find employment in one of the member hotels, with the remainder finding suitable positions elsewhere in the industtry. The Group Training Officer will give you full support in finding a position when you have finished your programme of training.

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.