Hotelier Programme

Hotelier Programme Hotelier Programme

What is it?

It’s a real opportunity to get your foot in the door of the UK’s leading hotel collection and take your passion for hospitality seriously.

Who is it for?

Whether you’re fresh out of college or looking for a dynamic career change, our 12-month programme provides you with thorough training in all areas of hotel business. It’s where we identify individuals with potential to be hoteliers of the future.

Hotelier Programme overview

The Macdonald Hotelier programme forms part of our talent strategy to attract, develop and retain talent at all levels and is aimed at people starting their career within hospitality.

We know the importance of providing great development and career opportunities and we do. From the moment you join us we offer a commitment to expand your expertise and develop your potential. 

Our Hotelier programme lasts for 12 months and provides the following:

  • Rotational on-the-job development across Food & Beverage, Housekeeping and Reception
  • An aligned Buddy in each department to provide day to day support, training and coaching
  • A Mentor to support your personal growth and development over the 12 months
  • Personal development modules
  • (Scotland only – Modern Apprenticeship qualification, Hospitality Services Level 2)

Who we are looking for

We are looking for tomorrow’s hospitality leaders – today!

Our Hotelier programme is aimed at individuals starting a career in hospitality who have the potential, aspiration and drive to secure a Supervisor position on completion of the programme. 

This is a key role in creating a positive experience for all our guests.  With a keen eye for detail, an organised approach and a willingness to exceed our guest’s expectations at every opportunity, our Hoteliers will be ambassadors for the company and take pride in everything they do.

We want to hear from people who have a passion for hospitality and are willing to roll up their sleeves and immerse themselves in the operations of a hotel.  Successful candidates will have a flexible approach and the ability to effectively multi task and do all this with a positive “can do” attitude.


Over and above the fantastic development and exciting career opportunities, a career with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts also offers:

  • Employee Awards
  • Group Pension
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • In store and Online discount cards
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Care Assistance fund
  • Friends and Family Discounts

How to apply


Please apply visa our careers page. Search all vacancies and keyword Hotelier.