Academy of Hospitality

Want to get excited by a career in hospitality? The Academy of Hospitality is a two year programme designed to showcase the world of hospitality, providing work experience and training in a variety of areas so you can find the best fit for you. Within our centre of excellence, we work with our candidates closely to develop a talented and passionate hospitality workforce of the future, elevating the best to become the exceptional.

What's involved?

We create happiness in amazing places and every single one of those places has incredible people, who provide show stopping service. We want to create an institution that allows those people to learn, develop and ultimately grow into our future stars of food and beverage. 

Tapping into some of the industry's leading providers, experts and trainers we will deliver a programme like no other. 

Being part of the wider team is also a key way you're going to learn. You'll therefore work in our food and beverage team when you're not off on training. You'll rotate round departments including restaurant, bar, afternoon tea and banqueting. Each will include different shift patterns so you'll need to be flexible. 

With six different properties across the South of England, you will be based at one for the first year of the programme, with your second year including an option to move elsewhere. We'll chat to you about which property works best once you've applied!

There will be quite a lot of travel involved, a driving licence will therefore be preferable. 

Your Academy Journey

As part of your journey you will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive training from industry experts from all over the world accelerating your career progression
  • Visit the homes of some of the UK's best food and drink brands
  • Experience the buzz of working in some of the UK's best restaurants, bars and hotels
  • Receive quality mentoring from expertly trained managers
  • Although this is a training programme, we'll pay you a full salary

Your modules include: 

Exclusive hospitality | Food styles and appreciation | Wine and beer | Coffee | Cheese | Tea | Spirits and cocktails | Advanced service | Finance and menu engineering | Leadership | Your specialist subject

Application form

The Exclusive Academy of Hospitality programme requires a great deal of commitment from all those involved. Should you be successful in securing a place, it is vitally important to note that it is not a programme to be taken lightly, though it is certainly one that you will find extremely rewarding. As Exclusive Collection is making a considerable investment into your personal development, and whilst there is no fee required from you to join the programme, we do ask you to make a full commitment to us in return that you will complete the two year programme. You will be required to do a lot of travel as part of the programme and therefore you will need your own car and driving license.

Before answering the questions contained in the application form, please read and complete the ‘Promissory Agreement’ and ‘Your Commitment’ sections:

Promissory Agreement

If you resign or are dismissed for misconduct within a certain period of time during the course or after completing the programme, we will make a deduction from your final salary as follows:

0 – 6 months of starting: £500 | 6 months of starting – completion: £1700 | Within 6 months of completion: £1700 | Between 6 – 12 months after completion: £500 | 12 months + after completion: No repayment

Please note that should you be successful in securing a place on this programme, you will be required to sign an agreement for our records.

Course dates – September 2021 – September 2023 (You may be able to start in the business prior to these dates, however the programme content will begin from September)

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