Dorchester Collection’s UK hotels awarded ‘Best Graduate Scheme of the Year’

The Dorchester, 45 Park Lane and Coworth Park, part of Dorchester Collection, have been honoured with ‘Best Graduate Scheme’ at the 2017 Institute of Hospitality Awards held at The Montcalm, Marble Arch on Tuesday 20 June.

The award was given in recognition of the iconic British hotels’ Management Graduate Programme, launched in March 2015, which has seen a total of 45 graduates’ progress through the programme of which more than half of the graduates have moved into permanent leadership positions within the company.

Area director of human resources Beth Aarons commented: “We strive to provide the finest hotel experience in the world, not just for our guests but also for the employees who are attracted to come and work at one of the world’s leading luxury hotels. It is fantastic to receive this recognition for the Management Graduate Programme, proving that this is the best start to a career in hospitality that a graduate can hope for.”

Graduates are provided a senior mentor, tailored training workshops, and selected to join an 18 month training programme, during which they have the opportunity to work across three different departments and work on performance improvement projects. Experiences have included the launch of new food & beverage outlet, Parcafe at The Dorchester, management roles to support The Dorchester with its food and beverage offering at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show and a new innovative three hour laundry service.

The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for individual managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism (HLT) industry. The Institute has been in existence since the 1930s when it began in the UK

Pin It

Related Articles