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.

We have now closed applications for Academy of Hospitality in 2021, but plan to reopen applications later this year for our 2022 Academy of Hospitality cohort, so do check back later if you're excited by a career in hospitality.

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