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Kickstart General Operations Associate - United Kingdom

Marriott Hotels - Golf & Country Clubs
Sale, Trafford, Greater Manchester, North West England
Competitive hourly rates of pay, leisure facilities membership, free meals whilst on duty & a global Marriott discount program
Closing date
26 Jul 2021

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Kickstart General Operations Associate - United Kingdom

Posting Date Jun 10, 2021
Job Number 21058486
Job Category Administrative
Location York Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, NORTH YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts
Schedule Part-Time
Relocation? N
Position Type Non-Management
Located Remotely? N

Marriott International portfolio of brands includes both JW Marriott and Marriott Hotels.

Marriott Hotels, Marriott International's flagship brand with more than 500 global locations, is advancing the art of hosting so that our guests can travel brilliantly. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep this promise by delivering premium choices, sophisticated style, and well-crafted details. With your skills and imagination, together we will innovate and reinvent the future of travel.
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come first. Because if you're happy, our guests will be happy. It's as simple as that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other, where you'll be part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-workers. JW creates opportunities for training, development, recognition and most importantly, a place where you can really pursue your passions in a luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take care of our associates. That's The JW Treatment.

 Who are you?

As a General Operations team member, you will support the Hotel Operations Team (Front Office, Housekeeping, Kitchen (where applicable), Food & Beverage and Conference and Banqueting) in delivering excellent customer service to our guests, ensuring a quality hospitality experience. You will build your knowledge and skills in Customer Service whilst gaining an understanding of hotel operations by working in four different areas.

As a Kickstart team member, you don't need to have any prior experience, but you do need to have the following qualities:


  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to be proactive and reliable
  • Good timekeeping
  • Ability to follow Instructions
  • Willingness to learn
  • Desire to take care of our guests
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Education or Certification

  • Good level of English essential
  • Food Hygiene qualification desirable



 What will you do?

  • Front Office
    • Train how to communicate to our guests and situation handling
    • Work on our hotel property management systems
    • Understanding reservations management
    • Check-in & Check out guests, assisting with luggage, handling telephones and property lost and found procedures

  • Housekeeping
    • Learn professional cleaning techniques
    • Train how to service hotel bedrooms to desired standards
    • Professional laundry operations
    • Maintaining & cleaning public areas such as lobby, restrooms, event spaces

  • Kitchen
    • Learn to acquire basic culinary skills to perform kitchen entry level roles
    • Learn the importance of Food Safety & Hygiene
    • Develop knowledge & understanding of the key kitchen portering duties
    • Understand ingredients, food temperatures and allergen information
    • Learn to keep your work area clean, sanitized and of the highest standard

  • Food & Beverage and Conference & Banqueting
    • How to handle large banquets, conferences and small meeting room set ups
    • Gain experience in Banquet Food & Beverage service, tea & coffee breaks
    • Understanding packages, red coat programme, meeting & greeting guests
    • Understand restaurant, bar and room service operations and learn how to serve and communicate to guests.

  • Provide a consistently high level of service and hospitality to all Members, Guests and Customers at all times and in all areas of Food & Beverage and Conference & Banqueting.
  • Ensure tasks carried out are in line with Company Brand Standard requirements and established SOP's in all areas of Food & Beverage.
  • Learn to anticipate guest needs and go the extra mile in making the guest experience memorable & brilliant. Use the guest's name often during any interaction.
  • All transactions should be recorded in the point of sale system. Be responsible for all payment transactions personally taken on shift and to report any discrepancies.  
  • To Comply with Marriott International Hotels Limited Regional Office policies and procedures at all times.
  • Personal hygiene standards to be maintained at all times at the highest-level including washing hands regularly.
  • Wash & sanitise hands frequently or after each task following proper handwashing techniques.
  • Ensure uniform standards are maintained, appropriate footwear and name tags are worn, uniform must always be clean and fresh.
  • Comply with Fire Regulations, Health & Safety and Food Hygiene legislation and policies, as per the Associate Handbook and the Hotel Health & Safety Policy.
  • Follow Covid-19 protocol and wear appropriate PPE in line with Company guidelines and Health & Safety guidelines. Ensure cleanliness and sanitation of all heart of house areas. Follow social distancing measures in place as per Company & Government guidelines.
  • To ensure all cash/key controls are adhered to and in line with Marriott policies, that includes but not limited to cashiering overage and shortage, float contracts, point of sale usage, handling of credit cards, tips/service charge and banking any monies.
  • Record and report any maintenance defects to your Line Manager and Maintenance.
  • Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets including protect the privacy and security of guests and coworkers.


    What training will I receive?

We are committed to providing you with a balanced training plan that will not only help you gain or enhance your knowledge of the hospitality industry but will also help you acquire many life-skills. The list below are some examples

  • Company Orientation including Marriott Culture & Art of Hosting
  • Health & Safety and Covid-19 training such as Fire training, COSHH, Commitment to Clean, Manual Handling, Disability Awareness, Electrical Safety
  • Discipline specific training
  • Information Security Protection
  • Human Trafficking
  • Empowerment


   What does success look like?

Success in this role will be specific to the individual but will typically include:

  • Completion of the Kickstart Placement
  • Completion of all training on your Personal Training/Development Plan
  • Positive Performance during the Placement as measured by regular and end of placement reviews with your Line Manager/Supervisor
  • Positive contribution to our business as measured by our Guest Voice / Guest Feedback

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