Welcome to Parkdean Resorts' Apprenticeship College
Whatever your age, level of experience, or job role - if you've got the passion, we've got the training for you.
Our programmes have been designed to get the best out of our people, and develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours in their work role at whatever level they are working at. They'll also help to provide life skills such as English, Maths and Communication alongside a greater understanding of challenges we face and differences that we celebrate through topics such as equality, diversity & inclusion, safeguarding and British values.
Gaining an apprenticeship qualification is something that you should not only be proud of but also shout about. People think an apprenticeship is aimed at young people just starting out in the world of work, this couldn’t be further from the truth. You can study for an apprenticeship qualification at any age - the only barrier is your commitment and determination to succeed.
Build Your Future
An apprenticeship qualification is made up of two distinct sections:
1. On-Programme phase
2. End Point Assessment (EPA)
Apprenticeships in the workplace start at Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) and go on to Level 7 (Honours degree equivalent) and are provided internally by the Parkdean Resorts Talent Development team.
To start an apprenticeship with Parkdean Resorts, you’ll need to be:
- Aged 16 or over
- Living in England at time of application and applying for a role at one of our parks located in England*
- Not in full-time education or have previously completed an apprenticeship or qualification in your desired specialism at a level above the Parkdean Resorts apprenticeship for which you are applying
Please note that we do not offer on-site accommodation options for apprenticeship roles and an ability to commute to and from the relevant Parkdean Resorts location at any time between 07.00 and 23.00, 7 days a week (as shift requirements dictate), is essential.
Parkdean Resorts amazing Kitchen Academy programme will help our junior chefs to apply highly methodical organisational skills, energy, accuracy, attention to detail and mindfulness to the importance of sustainability and care for the environment. The programme will also explore deeper into the dishes we offer including key nutrient groups, their function and sources along with the scope and methods of adapting dishes to meet specific dietary, religious and allergenic needs of our guests.
The apprenticeship and kitchen teams also assist in preparing our kitchen team members for the next steps in their career by shining a spotlight on the benefits of effective communication, the part their service plays into overall guest experience and their individual role in upholding Parkdean Resorts vision, values, objectives and reputation as the UK's largest holiday park operator.
Production Chef Level 2
This programme is designed for newly recruited kitchen team members or existing team members already working within our kitchens at an “assistant”level. Team members who successfully apply and are enrolled for this apprenticeship will be awarded a fixed-term, 15-month contract of 40 hours per week and an extremely competitive hourly rate for the duration of the programme.
Senior Production Chef Level 3
The level 3 senior production chef route supports chefs who are already members of our Parkdean Resorts family or may be joining our kitchen teams and hoping to develop their careers into a “2nd Chef” (supervisory) position or currently hold that position. It will help individuals gain more knowledge, skills and experience within their role.
Hospitality Manager Level 4
Individuals in our Head Chef roles, or aspiring to be, are highly motivated team leaders that combine a talent for management and specific- kitchen industry skills and thrive on the customer service nature of the role. Supported by the apprenticeships team Level 4 managers will hone their skills in ensuring the food and beverage service operation meets brand standards at all times through teamwork their facilities, menus and equipment.
Parkdean Resorts' Leadership Academy programme is designed for Head of Departments on park or any team member wishing to develop to become a Head of Department. This programme can be tailored to suit a leader of almost any on-park department and is aimed at providing and/or improving the knowledge, skills and behaviours to develop, manage and run a successful team and improve departmental results.
Hospitality Supervisor Level 3
Across this 18 month programme, consisting of 15 months learning, knowledge, skills and behaviours and 3 months End Point Assessment, learners will be delve intoeffective planning, legislation and how the technology of Hospitality is improving the guest offering.
Hospitality Manager Level 4
This programme is designed for all On-Park Managers or people who want to progress to become an On-Park Manager and is aimed at providing the knowledge,skills and behaviours to develop, manage and run a successful team or department within Parkdean Resorts.
Operations Departmental Manager Level 5
This is a 2 year programme is designed for General Managers, both existing and joining, that would like to improve their knowledge, skills and behaviours and progress their career further with Parkdean Resorts. The advantages of completing this apprenticeship while you are on the job is that managers can apply everything learned and put it into practice straight away.