Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotels UK & Ireland
graduate job
Expires7 days

Graduate Management Development Programme

Job description

Just about to graduate and wondering what’s next? We are offering new graduates the chance to develop an amazing career in hospitality that could lead to you becoming the next General Manager of your own hotel. At Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, our fantastic people make sure that every stay is extra-special. Taking care of our brilliant team is one of our biggest priorities so that they can look after our customers. If you share our values - friendly, genuine, positive, willing and consistent - you can expect everything from a career with real prospects to big discounts at our hotels.

What you'll do
You will have a true hands-on hospitality experience whilst developing key management and leadership skills. Our Graduate Programme is a two-year Management Development Programme where graduates will get the opportunity to live and breathe hotel management from day one. Graduates rotate through all areas of the hotel during the three 8 month placements within the Jurys Inn and Leonardo UK and Ireland portfolio to get a feel and understanding of the whole operation and how it works together with opportunities to carry out work based projects that add real value to the company.

As a Jurys Inn and Leonardo graduate you will move after eight months to another location in the UK a Ireland and really get the chance to put your first year learnings into practice. You will be ready to move to front office, food and beverage, meeting and events and other management level roles at the end of the two-year programme. Extensive personal and professional development is provided throughout the programme with regular training workshops, webinars and project work – all of which will develop the core management skills needed to be a success in the hospitality industry.

Furthermore, working in our hotels gives graduates the opportunity to demonstrate newly learned skills on a daily basis as well as receiving feedback from the management team and the General Manager themselves.

We’ll reward your talents with major employee discounts at our hotels throughout the UK & Europe along with days off and cinema tickets through our Happy Rewards scheme. There’s also plenty of social events; what’s not to love!

How you can develop
If you want to build a fantastic career, you've chosen the right place. Our learning and development programmes can help at every stage of your career, putting you on track for a brilliant future with a wonderful company.

What we are looking for

You will have a strong customer service background, a genuine proactive approach and the ability to form great working relationships. Ideally you will have worked in a number of Hotel/Leisure/ or Tourism operational areas in the past developing your skills in food and beverage, front office, kitchen and meeting and events. You will understand how a hotel operates and how you can assist the hotel operations on a daily basis.

You will have strong time management skills, the ability to form relationships with and influence hotel managers along with the flexibility and resilience to react to a changing operational environment.

You’ll need energy, drive and a real passion for hospitality.


A degree in hotel and leisure, tourism, international hospitality, business management or accounts/finance.

Accepted degree subjects

  • tourism, hospitality and event management
  • business and management studies
  • accounting and finance

Additional job details

UK wide · Ireland
Competitive salary

How to apply

The recruitment process

  • Stage 1: Applications open on the 30 September 2019. Applications will close on the 7 February 2020
  • Stage 2: Half day assessment centres: March 2020
  • Stage 3: Interviews with General Manager: End of March 2020
  • Offers to be made week commencing 6 April 2020
  • The graduate programme commences on Tuesday 7 September 2020

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 28 October 2019

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Closing date:  28 October 2019

Expires7 days

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