Future Hotelier & Culinary Apprenticeships - Crerar Hotels Early Careers Programme Launch

  • Job Reference: CH1667
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Crerar Hotels
  • Location: Leith, Edinburgh
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £11.44 per hour (£23,795.20 per annum based on full time hours) plus £
  • Sector: Apprenticeship
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Crerar Hotel's Early Careers Programmes -  Bespoke Future Hotelier & Culinary Programmes 

£11.44 per hour (£23,795.20 per annum based on full time hours) plus £2000 service charge and excellent benefits

Contracts available from 24-40 hours.  


Are you aged 16-24, perhaps considering leaving school and not sure what you want to study at college?  Perhaps you have left school in the last few years and are still not sure what you want to do.  Do you enjoy learning on the job rather than in the classroom? Perhaps like the idea of working in hotels, but not sure what part? 


Then a Crerar Hotels Modern Apprenticeship sounds like the ideal path for you.


The Launch of Early Careers Programmes

In partnership with SDC-Learn, we have two industry-leading early careers learning programmes, designed to introduce the next generation of talent to the ways in which they can make a fulfilling hospitality career for themselves.

  • Future Hotelier Apprenticeship
  • Culinary Apprenticeship

Both apprenticeships will be delivered as work-based qualifications, allowing hands-on learners the chance to gain industry on-job learning experience while they are supported towards achieving recognised qualifications. Our early careers programmes will initially open to 16-24 year olds.  


1st year - Foundation Year | 2nd year - Development Year

  • Our foundation years will allow apprentices to gain the tools, knowledge, and skills to succeed in optional management qualifications and permanent job positions within areas of the business bespoke to their own development.    
  • The development year will be bespoke to each learner who joins the programme and will provide the opportunity to achieve an enhanced qualification.  

Within 12 months, you will achieve a minimum SCQF Level 5 or 6 qualification. Within 2 years, you will be able to achieve your SCQF Level 7, or 8 (if you wish) and will have 2 years worth of invaluable on-the-job experience, on-the-job training, new skills, and the foundations for a successful professional hospitality career.   Did you know = that modern apprenticeships hold the same equivalent qualification as SQA Highers and degrees?  For example, a Level 6 =a Higher, a Level 7 = an HNC, Level 8 = HND.


A modern apprenticeship is the perfect chance to be earning a salary, while you learn hands on practical skills from industry leading experts and work towards a qualification in a way which suits your own specific learning style.   We are proud to launch a programme that is bespoke to our learners needs, and flexible to suit their evolving career aspirations.   We don't need you to have experience - just enthusiasm and care.  


What's in it for you, our apprentice?  

    • A chance to achieve a Modern Apprenticeship SVQ in Hospitality Service / Professional Cookery 
    • Access to suitable courses and development within Crerar Hotels to support your learning journey
    • Crerar Hotel's Early Careers Welcome Day - hosted by members of our Executive Team 
    • Individual personalised hotel induction - hosted by your property General Manager & first line manager
    • Advice and guidance from the award-winning training provider SDC-Learn as your work-based assessors. 
    • Opportunity to gather a collection of evidence for your learning portfolio. 
    • Senior Manager Mentor throughout your programme and beyond, to help guide and support your career development
    • Line manager support, guidance and on-job training  in every department. 
    • Apprentices will get the chance to visit various properties for a guest experience throughout their programme - each time learning from a variety of subject matter experts throughout our collection of hotels.
    • Quarterly learning workshops hosted by Learning & Development, our General Managers and a selection of subject matter experts throughout the company.  
    • Apprenticeship Group Challenge / Professional cook-off for chefs 
    • Graduation celebration
    • Staff Accommodation available (subject to availability)
    • Access to all other benefits received as you will be enrolled as a full time team member at Crerar Hotels.  


Crerar Hotels, more than a career


Crerar Hotels is a collection of ten four-and five-star properties in some of the UK's most breathtaking locations, including eight luxury hotels and two idyllic inns. Each property takes pride in delivering authentic hospitality and experiences, creating memorable stays for guests driven by its distinct character, inspiring locations, and rich history.


Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa 

Thainstone House

Oban Bay Hotel

 Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa

Golf View Hotel & Spa

Glencoe Inn

Balmoral Arms

Dunkeld House Hotel

Fonab Castle.

We provide Live in Accommodation!


Working for Crerar Hotels is more than a career, it's a lifestyle

Bag a Munro on your day off, go sea kayaking after your shift. Due to our stunning locations, we encourage our colleagues to explore the best of our beautiful country and have fun along the way. With supported live-in group accommodation roles and transport, you can make the most of our breath-taking locations on your days off.

Crerar Hotels are true to what Scotland is all about. Adventurous. Generous. Honest. Welcoming. From the wild and inspiring landscapes outside to the comfort within, we give our guests a taste of authenticity. It's who we are and we have been proudly welcoming guests with exceptional service since 1902.

Crerar Hotels share the spirit of Scotland through our authentic hospitality and values. We have a portfolio of seven luxury hotels and five-star Inns in the Highlands, East Coast, and West Coast of Scotland; Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, Oban Bay Hotel, Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa, Thainstone House, Balmoral Arms, Golf View Hotel & Spa, and Glencoe Inn.