Hand Picked Hotels

Learn on the job with a range of apprenticeships at a picture-perfect country house hotel


and Picked Hotels, formed in 2001, is an award-winning group of country house hotels and spa hotels throughout the UK and the Channel Islands. Many are listed buildings of historical significance with original features, fascinating stories and extensive grounds. Such is the varied character, history and design

of our hotels that each one offers a completely unique adventure, yet uniting them is our desire to ensure every guest feels special and has an unforgettable experience. With family values at the very heart of our brand, we know that our hand-picked team members really do set us apart and we seek vibrant people who share our passion to join us. One of our core values is family and we believe that being passionate about what we do is key to our great working atmosphere. Our valued team members are hard-working and committed, offering attentive, charming and natural service to allow our guests to feel indulged, at home, captivated and inspired during and after their stay… and they have a lot of fun in the process, too!

Why work for us? At Hand Picked Hotels, we like to shape and develop long-lasting careers with opportunities for promotion for current team members as well as welcoming new talent to join our teams. We offer a variety of development opportunities, from in-house training and modern apprenticeships to management and leadership development. Whatever career path you choose, we can support your goals. From behind the scenes to front of house, we offer flexible employment options.

Whether you’re looking for a full-time role, part-time hours or even casual work, we have something for everyone.

Our apprenticeship programmes Working alongside HIT Training, we can offer apprenticeships for many positions, including chef, hospitality team member, beauty therapist or customer service. An apprenticeship means you can earn money while learning invaluable skills and receive an industry-recognised qualification. We have recently launched two new and exciting

programmes offering development opportunities for our future Hand Picked leaders: Supervisory Management – Level 3, and Management – Level 5.

Our commitment to you Our team members can expect a challenging and rewarding career in a fun environment. Our Employee Charter details our commitment to our team members at all stages of their journey, and this includes a full first-day induction with their head of department and a personal portfolio, which includes a structured 12-week induction plan, regular reviews and an annual appraisal in line with our company values, behaviours and competencies. All new team members attend a full day’s company induction and award-winning Being Hand Picked training day within their first six weeks of employment.

Do you want to be Hand Picked? We have opportunities in many departments, including the kitchen, food and beverage, front of house, health club and spa, housekeeping, and sales and revenue (all our current vacancies are listed


SHOWCASE Case study

Paul Pierce, operations manager, Chilston Park Hotel “I started my journey with Hand Picked Hotels in November 2015 as a food and beverage manager

at Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa. In this role I gained knowledge and experience within other sectors of the hotel as well as improving my skills within F&B. “I was promoted to operations manager at

Chilston Park Hotel in May. I thrive on delivering great service and there is nothing better than creating a memorable stay for every guest. The best thing about my job is developing staff to their full potential and seeing the fantastic guest feedback that comes with it. “I have had a lot of training and development

through courses within Hand Picked, which has allowed me to grow as an individual and assisted me in getting to the position I am in now. With hard work, great training and a brilliant company, I look forward to my future within Hand Picked Hotels.”

under the Careers section of our website). If you are keen to join a progressive company where you can learn, develop and achieve your true potential while enjoying a range of unique benefits, please contact us.

Contact Contact Ewen Moore, resourcing manager, on 01732 471260 or email emoore@handpicked. Or visit, or

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