Placement Opportunity (12 months)

  • Job Reference: CAM1586
  • Date Posted: 4 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Cameron House
  • Location: Cameron House, Loch Lomond
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £19094 - 19760 gross per annum plus tips, opportunities for paid overt
  • Sector: Hotels
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

12 Month Placement Opportunities

We have unique opportunities for students to undertake a 12 month placement at Cameron House. 

Though a short drive from Glasgow, Cameron House feels a million miles away from everyday life.

Magnificent and uniquely inspirational. Cameron House, a 5 star resort nestled on the world-famous bonnie banks of Loch Lomond has reopened following a multi-million pound restoration. Located where the Scottish Highlands meet the Lowlands, the 17th century Baronial estate where Cameron House resides is rich in character and history. With an award-winning Spa with rooftop infinity pool, an 18-hole championship golf course, an extensive array of resort activities, and a choice of six restaurants and five bars that will cater to everyone.

The iconic lochside setting is impressive in its grandeur, celebrated and treasured. Set within 400 acres of beautiful Scottish countryside, adventure is on your doorstep, with Loch Lomond providing the perfect location for water sports and land activities, including speedboat tours, paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking, 4X4 off-road driving, falconry and more.

Add all the above together, and we have something very special; all that's missing could be you.

THE PLACEMENT 

With so many areas within our operation, we are able to offer placements with lots of different scope depending on where your interest and development needs lie.  Students have the opportunity to work within a minimum of 2 different departments within their chosen specialist area.

You'll be inducted and will be trained in the entry level requirements of the job role. Additionally you will be invited to participate in a number of supervisory and management activities during your time with us such as attending meetings, launches and resort wide training and initiatives as part of our opening plan and beyond.  
Placements are broadly split into two 6 month blocks to allow for detailed training, and competence to develop, however this can be flexible to suit the needs of the business and those of the student and may at times cover 3+ different areas of the operation.

You will be assigned a mentor from our senior management team who will check in with you regularly to ensure you are getting the most from your time with us.

Food and Beverage Placement

Cameron Grill, Great Scots Bar, Room Service, Lobby Bar, Boathouse, Clubhouse and Meeting and Events, Food and Beverage control.

Rooms Division Placement

Front Office, Guest Experience, Reservations and Housekeeping teams

Leisure Placement

Outdoor activities, Spa Reception, Leisure Club operations, Golf and Marina

Kitchen Placement

Kitchens across all Food and Beverage outlets, or pastry.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We recruit people with widely varying personalities from different walks of life and backgrounds. While we don't have a typical' employee, there are some specific qualities or traits we look for.

   People who want to achieve great things - your interest in us suggests you have the ambition, drive and determination to meet challenges head on.
   People who are naturally friendly - who genuinely care about our guests and the service they receive.
   People who will always go beyond what our guests expect from us to make their stay a special and memorable one.
   People who show the same level of care for their team, as our guests - It's about supporting our colleagues to be the best they can be and to do the best job they can.
   People who will respect and protect the magical place we work in - it's up to all of us to look after our environment and never take it for granted.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY YOU WILL ALSO NEED:

   To be currently undertaking a Hospitality/Tourism/Leisure based qualification
   Ability to quickly build excellent working relationships 
   Excellent interpersonal skills
   To be passionate about service excellence
   To have the ability to work flexibly and be self-directed
   Proficient IT skills with knowledge of Office software and ability to use handheld technology
   UK Driving Licence due to the spread out nature of the resort and shift working patterns
   Right to work in the UK
   Ability to source local accommodation as no accommodation can be provided

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

This placement commencing June/July or August 2022 will offer a unique insight into a 5* hotel operation, including the launch of a new bedroom extension and ballroom facility.

We offer a generous range of employee benefits and, given what we do and where we are, you'll have plenty of opportunity to make the most of our own five-star facilities. Here's what to expect:

   Free meals when on duty, in our team cafes
   Pension scheme
   Refer-a-friend scheme
   Birthday lunches and long service awards involving recognition with high street shopping vouchers and overnight stays
   Free Leisure Club Membership, with friends and family discounts.
   Employee care service, offering lifestyle and wellbeing support and counselling via a confidential helpline
   Chaplaincy Support
   On-site discounts on Cameron House and Cameron Lodges accommodation, 30% off food and beverages, golf membership, spa treatments, Celtic Warrior cruises, outdoor activities and retail products
   Supplier and local business discounts
   Free parking

And while Cameron House itself offers a huge range of activities across 400 acres of Scottish countryside, there's also the wider Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park on your doorstep - just waiting to be explored in your free time.