Graduate Management Programmes in the Hospitality Industry

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Graduate Management Programmes in the Hospitality Industry 2020-03-06T13:01:51+00:00

Discover the job opportunities available to graduates from leading hospitality employers.

The Institute of Hospitality supports those studying hospitality, leisure and tourism degrees. As well as providing valuable resources to help with studies, we provide career guidance and support. Here we give details of graduate employment opportunities, how to apply and the key dates.

Amaris Hospitality – Amaris Ignite Graduate Management Scheme

Amaris Hospitality is looking for Graduate Managers who aspire to be future leaders to join on a journey of expansion and growth on our Amaris Ignite Graduate Programme. We have a current portfolio of 30 hotels in the UK and Ireland trading under prestigious, International brands such as Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree by Hilton, Mercure and Ibis Styles.

We are known for our focus on people investment and development and have a proven track record in investing in our hotels and delivering operational excellence and exceptional guest service. Our 2-year graduate programme aims to develop future leaders of the business by combining operational and functional support experience, fast-track leadership training and tailored development opportunities within our properties.

How to apply: Apply on our website

Closing date: 31 July 2020

The Arora Group – Hospitality Graduate Development Programme

Are you ready to fast track your career and work with the world’s most iconic brands?

The Arora Group is devoted in preparing leaders of the Future. So, if you are passionate about hospitality and interested in developing an amazing career within it – look no further.

The Arora Graduate Programme is a Professional Development Programme for highly ambitious and dynamic graduates. It prepares you to be ready to undertake your first managerial position upon completion of the programme.

What does the Programme cover?

It is an 18 month programme in one of our hotels. Gain first-hand experience in the following:

  • Structured Group Orientation
  • Tailored Job Experience in all Operational Departments
  • Personal Mentor
  • Business Projects

Application Criteria:

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK
  • You need to have graduated by June 2020 and available to start employment in September 2020
  • Flexible to work in and around London

How to apply: Apply via our website. You must submit your CV explaining why you would like to join the Programme. All successful candidates will take part in an Assessment Centre and interview with a General Manager. For queries, please email Navreet Mann.

Closing date: 14 February 2020

Baxterstorey – Graduate Trainee Manager

Our graduate programme is designed to help you gain a foundation of training in the hospitality and foodservice industry. We provide you with the practical and theoretical knowledge to craft a career in hospitality management.

We offer a structured 12 month programme to create our next generation of managers. We tailor the course to your individual needs, and our graduates are carefully mentored throughout the programme. View the posters for more information.

How to apply: Email
Closing date: 27 March 2020

Blue Orchid Hotels – Graduate Management Programme

Our Graduate Management Programme is aimed at recent graduates or those looking to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. The programme is designed to provide a complete overview of hotel operations and providing our Management Trainees with the relevant exposure and training in a fully operational, service standards-oriented environment.

The programme rewards drive and determination, which involves immediate responsibility, hands-on experience combined with on the job cross-training and development in functional areas which would include but not limited to:

– A customised career path geared towards your long-term career and our chosen path.
– An effective performance review
– A personal development plan
– A measurement of your key performance indicators

On completion of the programme, you will be equipped with key skills to competently perform a Supervisory/Management position, and be able to mentor and manage other members of staff.

How to apply: To register your interest, please send your CV and a covering letter to For more information about the scheme and other roles available visit:

Closing date: Applications remain open year-round until all positions are filled.

De Vere – Graduate Management Programme

Our graduate programme will help you to become a leader in hospitality and within our business. So whether you strive to become a Head of Department, an Operations Manager or even a future General Manager, there’s something for you here.

Our combination of training and hands-on experience will build on your education, and provide an excellent platform for a successful career in the hospitality sector. This bespoke programme offers an exceptional platform for success within hospitality, providing you with the opportunity to craft an exciting career with one of the brightest brands in the industry.

Throughout the 18 month programme you will gain exposure and experience within, what we consider, the five key departments (Food & Beverage, Conference & Events, Housekeeping, Front of House plus key support services such as Finance, Sales and HR) within one of our landmark properties. You will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to truly excel, while we are committed to supporting you in every way.

Visit the De Vere website for further information.

How to apply: Apply online
Closing date: 14 March 2020

The Dorchester, Dorchester Collection – Ultimate Leaders Programme – Food & Beverage; Ultimate Leaders Programme – Rooms Division

As a recent graduate with a strong interest in leadership roles, we offer the opportunity to join our Ultimate Leaders Programme. This is a bespoke management training programme that lasts for 12-24 months and gives you the operation skills and leadership exposure to accelerate your development and start a successful career in hospitality. You’ll have a chance to rotate between different departments and gain experience in a supervisor role.

How to apply: Apply online – F&B or Rooms Division
Closing date: We have 2-intakes in March and September – the vacancy is open all-year round.

The Doyle Collection – Graduate Management Programme 2020

If you are looking to join a progressive hotel group who will support you, mentor you and provide you a well-rounded Operational Graduate scheme, with the opportunity to work in hotels in the UK/Ireland and the United States, then the Doyle Collection is for you.

This 2-year Graduate Programme is based in one of our UK or Ireland hotels and includes a 3-month secondment in our Dupont Circle hotel in Washington DC.

The programme includes 6 x 3-month placements in the areas of Front Office, Restaurant & Bar, Reservations, Event operations, Housekeeping and onsite support functions (HR, Sales, Finance), before progressing to Supervisory level role.

With regular Graduate conferences, mentoring and a guaranteed role at the end of the programme, we are seeking applications from Degree level Graduates that are passionate about hospitality and ready to grow their career with an award-winning hotel group.

How to apply: Apply today on our website.
Closing date: 20 March 2020

Exclusive Collection – Exclusive Ambitions – Graduate Management Programme 2020

Exclusive Collection is made up of six hotels, two spas, a golf club, cookery school and a quintessentially English Inn. Each property is unique and draws on its local county characteristics, suppliers and artisans. And with sustainability at the root of the business we are pioneering some of the UK’s best innovations for wellness stays, milestone events and business gatherings.

Exclusive Ambitions will provide aspiring and passionate individuals with an opportunity to develop and acquire key leadership skills within our luxury hotel collection. Working alongside a team of outstanding professionals and industry leaders, we are committed to building you up to be a confident future generation manager within this rewarding industry.

Throughout the 2 year training plan, you will rotate around all areas of the business to include food & beverage, rooms division, spa (where applicable) and support services (HR, Finance, Sales, Events). During the programme you will have access to an assigned mentor throughout and be expected to undertake a key hotel project of the GM’s choice to gain additional relevant experience.

How to apply: Apply for our Graduate Programme directly on our website.

Closing date: 31 May 2020 (remains open until all positions are filled)

The Grand Brighton – HEADWAY Graduate Programme

Our HEADWAY Graduate programme offers a fantastic opportunity to ignite your future in hospitality whilst working in an independent and progressive business that puts individuals and people at the heart of its values. We are keen to develop and inspire passionate and ambitious individuals who are committed to a career in this sector.

We offer two 18 month programmes, a Food and Beverage Headway Programme and a Rooms Division Headway Programme. Each programme is bespoke to you and allows you to explore key areas of hotel management within your chosen discipline.

In each you will complete 4 placements of 3 months with increasing responsibility across selected departments. For the final 6 months, your placement will involve taking on a junior management position with your chosen discipline.

In addition to your ‘on the job’ development and experiences, we offer a comprehensive ‘off the job’ learning journey.

How to apply: To apply visit The Grand Brighton careers website or for more information, email

Closing date: 1 March 2020

Hand Picked Hotels – Hand Picked Graduate Opportunities

Hand Picked Hotels welcomes applications from graduates looking to progress their hospitality career within our award-winning group of 19 country house and spa hotels across the UK & Channel Islands.

We know that many of our graduates enjoy the variety of working across a range of departments, whilst others have a specific development journey in mind. Whatever your career goals, we will work with you to tailor a development journey to support you in gaining valuable industry exposure showing you what it takes to lead, operate and manage a successful business.

Opportunities are available in; Food & Beverage, Conference & Banqueting, Front Office, Housekeeping, Kitchen and Health Club with exposure to our Finance, Human Resources and Sales & Revenue business support teams.

We offer live in accommodation so if you are keen to start a new career adventure, we would love to hear from you. You make it Hand Picked!

How to apply: To register your interest send your CV and contact details to Katie Owlett, Resourcing Manager – or call 01732 471260.

Closing date: Due to the individuality of our scheme, we welcome applications all year round!

Hilton – UK Management Development Programme

The UK Management Development Programme aims to develop a select group of talented, nationally mobile individuals and give them an intensive development opportunity to be running their own Food & Beverage/Front Office or Conference & Events department within 18 months.

What does the Programme cover?

  • UK MDP consists of an 18-month training program, which includes two placements (each lasting 9 months) in 2 different locations in the UK.
  • Following successful completion of the 18 month programme, you will be appointed as an Assistant Head of Department or Head of Department in one of our hotels (subject to scale)
  • During your placements, you will experience the Food &Beverage and Front Office operations, whilst also getting exposure to supporting departments.
  • You will participate in group modules and have business driven projects to complete.

How to apply: If you are interested and you feel that you meet the following criteria, please apply online via http://jobs.hilton.comor via our Facebook link (Hilton Careers) from  November to January annually 2020.

Closing date: January 2021

L+R Hotels – Fast Track Management in Training Programme

An unsurpassed in-depth experience of the hotel business in just 18 months. You’ll spend six months in a city hotel, country hotel and beach/resort hotel. With training in two departments at each location, you’ll cover: Sales & Marketing, Food & Beverage, Events, Human Resources, Finance & Accounting and Rooms Division. There will be even more opportunities to learn, through a variety of interactive seminars presented by our knowledgeable hospitality experts and our bespoke L+R Hotels Learning Management System.

As a Management Trainee, you will be assigned one of our experienced General Managers as mentor for the duration of your programme. You will work on a business-focused project, presenting it to L+R Hotels executives at the end of the programme. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be offered a Junior Manager role at one of our L+R Hotels.

Our next intake will start in April 2020. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK and EU, we do not sponsor visas. You do not have to be a hospitality student or have any relevant experience to apply for this role.

How to apply: Email, or apply through our website. You will need to submit a CV, a cover letter and a Business-focused project proposal that you would like to work on during the entire 18-month program. The project can cover any hospitality-related topic, new approach of innovation that is of interest to you. The description is to:

• Include the topic your project will focus on
• Explain how you will go about researching the topic
• Outline which hotel departments it will cover
• Explain how it will significantly and positively impact our business
• Description length to be approximately one A4 page.

Closing date: 1 April 2020

The Landmark London Hotel – Interns and Graduates

Are you looking to boost your career and become a future leader? The Landmark London has opened the Graduate and Internship programmes for this year. A combination of hands on training, mentoring and coaching will help you get a deeper understanding of the foundation principles of 5 star standards.

As the Investors in People Employer of the Year 2019-2020, AA Hotel of the Year 2019, and #4 Best Place to Work in the UK, we will make sure that you get all the knowledge and experience to progress and develop your skills by the end of your program.

We are recruiting for a range of Interns and Graduate programmes in different departments. You don’t have to just choose one, why not look at one of our programmes that is a combination of several departments. So just check our website and apply online for your next step to becoming a future leader in hospitality.

How to apply: Apply online via The Landmark London website

Closing date: 31 April 2020

PPHE Hotel Group – you:niversitynext Management Development Programme

Our fast track Management Development Programme takes you on a structured journey through all the major divisions of our hotels and support functions. The aim of the programme is to develop our future leadership pipeline and you will gain a deep understanding of how we operate whilst developing your management and leadership skills.

What’s in it for you?

  • A personal senior mentor
  • Associate membership of the Institute of Hospitality
  • Level 4 Award in Leadership and Management accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • Attractive salary, employee rates and F&B discounts

The Programme: Our 2-year programme is structured into 4 main business areas. Each rotation will take place in a different hotel/office, chosen as a centre of excellence. You will rotate around:

  • Front of House Functions
  • Food & Beverage Operations
  • Meetings & Events
  • Support Functions

Application checklist: Meet one (or more) of the following:

  • College education with hospitality work experience
  • Hospitality or Business degree
  • Have worked in a supervisory level position in the hospitality industry


  • Have the right to work in the Netherlands or the United Kingdom
  • Commit to a full 2-year programme

Apply: Management Development Programme – United Kingdom  : Selection Day United Kingdom: Monday 10 Feb 2020

Management Development Programme – the Netherlands : Selection Day the Netherlands: Monday 30 March 2020