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De Vere Wokefield Estate seeks local candidates for 'Emerging Leaders'

Published: 08 Nov 2019

Reading hotel, De Vere Wokefield Estate is on the look-out for six local candidates with the enthusiasm and determination to successfully complete its newly launched, Emerging Leaders programme.

Introduced by the popular De Vere hotel group in 2018, the two-year, in-depth course offers a unique opportunity for individuals who are keen to pursue a career in hospitality.  The course is ideally suited for those who may already have completed a hospitality qualification and are looking to progress within the sector, particularly in a managerial role. During the course, the candidates have the opportunity to gain experience in various departments gaining valuable skills, experience and exposure along the way. This is complemented with an abundance of training and development opportunities with the aim of progressing on to a long-term role with De Vere.

The accelerated learning and development programme is the equivalent of an NVQ Level 3 and is split in to three clear stages, including an initial five month training period, followed by a year spent gaining experience across key departments, with a strong focus on developing supervisory and management skills. The final stage offers candidates the opportunity to specialise in their preferred department based on their long-term career aspirations.    

Joanne Baldwin, Recruitment & Human Resources Coordinator for De Vere Wokefield Estate said, “Since its launch last year, the Emerging Leaders programme is proving to be extremely popular and offers a fantastic opportunity for individuals to progress within the hospitality industry; helping to discover and nurture talented individuals who will go on to become a real asset to De Vere.

“Career opportunities within the dynamic hospitality sector are varied and the programme offers the flexibility for candidates to specialise in an area which is of particular interest to them, providing the ideal foot-in-the-door for a long-term, managerial career."

Joanne continues, “De Vere Hotels has a history of offering developmental training opportunities for ambitious individuals so the introduction of the Emerging Leaders programme was a natural progression and a great way of structuring this support.”

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