Careers

Career opportunities at The Dorchester Collection

Discover career opportunities at Dorchester Collection hotels in London, Ascot, Paris, Milan, Rome and Los Angeles.

 

Graduate programme

Programme

Internships

As an undergraduate or graduate, we offer you the possibility to join us from 3 to 12 months opportunity as an intern and develop your skills trough practical experience and exposure in various areas of the business.

Duration: 3, 6 and 12 months

Functional Areas:

  • Operations – Food and Beverage, Rooms, SPA
  • Non-operations – Sales, Human Resources, Finance, Events

  * depends on Hotel availability

Requirements:

  • Currently studying or recently finish studies, ideally in Hospitality Management
  • Work authorization for the location applied to
  • At least a C1 level of the language of the location applied to and a proficiency level of English written and spoken is preferred

How to apply:

Please visit the career page of the hotel you are most interested and apply directly for the internship. Alternatively, you can send your CV to [email protected] and specify: the hotel you are most interested in, the department you would like to experience and the start date of your internship as well as the length of it.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

Programme

Ultimate leader programme

As recently graduate with a strong interest in leadership roles, we offer you the possibility to join our Ultimate Leader Programme. This is a bespoke management in training programme that last from 12 to 24 months and allow high performers to acquire the operational skills and leadership exposure to start a successful career in hospitality and accelerate their development. This programme will allow you to rotate between different departments and gain experience in a supervisor role.

Your Role: Support supervisor and management in order to deliver the Ultimate Guest Experience. Inspire trust in other team members to deliver results.

Duration: 12 to 24 months with 6 months rotations between department.

Functional Areas:

  • Rooms Divisions
  • Food Beverage

Requirements:

  • Bachelor in Hospitality Management or related qualifications
  • Work authorization for the location applied to
  • At least a C1 level of the language of the location applied to and a proficiency level of English written and spoken is preferred
  • Previous 5 star restaurant/Food & Beverage service experience would be an advantage

Attitude of candidates:
Embodies our values: Passion, Personality, Respect, Working together and Creativity
Hard working with a strong interest for operations

How to apply:
Please visit the career page of the hotel you are most interested and apply directly for the Ultimate Leader Programme.

OUR PEOPLE

Alan Shen

Nationality: US

University: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Current position: Assistant Front Office Manager

Hotel: The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows

Why did you decide to join a management in training programme such as the Ultimate Leader Programme?

Once I finished the hotel management program with the university, I was eager to join the workforce and apply what I studied and learned in textbooks to real world applications.

Why did you choose to work at Dorchester Collection?

I loved the intimacy of the collection. With just 9 hotels around the globe, the Dorchester Collection was high sought after to be one of the most luxury and innovative hotel groups within the industry, which the idea was strengthened during the time I spent at the hotel.

What do you enjoy about your role and the programme?

The rotation around different departments and the opportunities to engage with guests. The rotation allowed me learn everyone’s names and faces, so I can find familiar faces around the hotel.

What skill have you acquired during the programme that you think will be valuable for your entire career?

During my time as an ULP, I developed a keen sense and awareness of the luxury service. The Do’s and Don’ts to continuously improve our standards.

Could you please tell me about your best memory during the programme?

Being one of the first ULPs at the Beverly Hills Hotel certainly challenged me as an individual and also as an hotelier. While tedious with long hours, I was able to help the team with Guest Profile Accuracy Project in 2017 which ultimately finished the year in a solid 95% accuracy.

What position do you aspire to secure at the end of the programme? If you have finished the programme, what position did you secure at the end of programme and what do you enjoy about it?

I was fortunate enough to run the overnight department as the Night Operations Manager once the program was over. While adopting a vampire-like lifestyle was certainly difficult, but I learned to be more assertive with my decisions and challenged many old routines on the night shift and implemented more efficient ways of competing tasks.