Qualifications while you work
We’re part of The Apprenticeship in Hospitality, Scotland – a network of 14 partners such as Gleneagles, The Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh and The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle – who offer apprenticeships to develop and inspire the next generation of talent for the Scottish hospitality industry.
We offer a two-year apprenticeship programme which provides opportunities for everyone to network and take part in Master Classes together.
Our apprenticeships are for anyone aged 17 – 24 thinking about a career in hospitality. The two years are divided into four blocks of 6 months working in Food & Beverage, Housekeeping, Front Office and Kitchen. They begin in October each year and we start recruiting in April.
Apprentices graduate with an accredited Level 2 Hospitality Services qualification. Some then choose to stay on for a 3rd year with further personalised development and others move into their first job.
First impressions last
We work with the charity Springboard UK to provide good quality work experience placements which help young people develop skills and show off the benefits of working in the hospitality industry.
We partner with local schools in Crieff to offer work placements during their work experience weeks. We’re open to partnering with other local schools near our hotels in Peebles and Ballachulish too. We’re also happy to consider requests for work experience from individuals interested in finding out more about our hotels generally or particular careers such as childcare, beauty therapy or becoming a chef. Just get in touch to arrange.
A beautiful opportunity
From time to time we fund specialist scholarships.
This year we’re offering the opportunity to join our SPA team on a two-year contract (6 months education, 18 months working) with the course fees paid for the HNC Beauty Specialist and Holistic Massage at the Mary Reid International Spa Academy in Edinburgh. If you’re interested, get in touch.
Preparing young people for work
We’re active partners of the Government’s Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) – a seven-year programme preparing children and young people aged 3–18 for the world of work.
We’re currently helping to build better partnerships between employers and education by helping Crieff High School’s students to plan a campus takeover. We’re supporting them with job descriptions, CVs and interview techniques. We’ve also provided work shadowing opportunities for students AND teachers and we’re opening up the hotel to the students to plan and run a fundraising dinner.
For more information on work experience or any of the other opportunities mentioned here, drop us a line.