Training & Development

We want you to be the best. That's why we provide you with a whole range of training opportunities once you're on board. We have designed development programmes that will help develop our future leaders, inspire service delivery with passion, and allow every one of our people to grow with us.


We regularly deliver nationwide:

• Supervisory Skills Workshop
• Group Training Techniques - 3 day Stonebow qualification
• Intermediate Health and Safety Workshop - 2 day qualification run externally
• Profit & Loss Workshop
• Managing Performance Workshop
• Recruitment and Interview Skills Workshop
• Complaint Handling
• Duty Management Training Programme
• Coaching and Mentoring Workshop

We have dedicated trainers at each property to ensure that everyone gets the right start and ensures that this is maintained. We are always looking for talented individuals to take up the training challenge and become departmental trainers.


Every year we run a company-wide online appraisal tool, which allows every employee the opportunity to become recognised as a Rising Star within the group, irrespective of the location or department in which they work. Each employee who is recognised to be a Rising Star, will have a personal development plan designed by their GM and a member of the P&D Team which will included access to a nationally recognised qualification most appropriate to their level, which could be a VRQ, NVQ or part of our in house training academy.

Management Development

All staff have access to our online Academy and we look to develop personal development plans to help to develop our managers of the future. We have specific courses which you could participate in encompassing:

• Motivating your team
• Leadership styles
• Planning and delegating
• Communicating
• Problem solving/ Decision making
• Giving and receiving feedback
• Profit and loss

Investing in our people is an investment in our future. It will always be at the heart of what we do.


Malmaison & Hotel du Vin believe in having quality restaurants and kitchens. We believe in the finest locally sourced, ethically produced ingredients. We believe in having fun, but aren't afraid of hard work. But most of all we believe in good, properly trained people.

We believe that you cannot afford to ignore good training, and there is no better place to start, than with Malmaison & Hotel du Vin. We start with all the classic cooking methods and techniques, which are the building blocks of any good chef. From there you can achieve a greater appreciation of the profession and set yourself higher standards to aspire to.

Today's chefs want to be head chefs by the age of 21, but don't know how to make mayonnaise or fillet a fish. Malmaison & Hotel du Vin will teach you these building blocks, setting ability to the individual and giving you realistic development goals for the entire kitchen, whatever your experience.

This is the future for the next generation of chefs and goes someway to guarantee that a future of well-trained quality chefs will continue to run our kitchens!

If you're made of the 'raw stuff', we want to teach you!!


We have a great proven track record of developing interns within the hotels, and have a number of ways that talented individuals can progress with us.

Malmaison & Hotel du Vin are looking for exceptional people, to assist with their placement year, who have a passion for hospitality.

We offer placements from 3 months to 48 weeks and would hope that by the end of the placement you would be in a supervisory role.

The majority of placements being offered would be in an operational capacity Front Office (covering Reception and Housekeeping) or Food and Beverage (covering the Bistro/Brasserie, Bar and Events) although we could consider in our support functions such as Finance and Revenue.

Work Experience

Looking to get ahead and gain work experience whilst you're studying or making a decision on what to study? Please contact your local Malmaison or Hotel du Vin to find out what opportunities are available through our People and Development Team on


Depending on an individual's drive and ability there are lots of opportunities to join us in a specialist management position. Age and experience is not a barrier; if you can do the job, you get the job. We take calculated risks on individuals and have got some great development and support tools in place to help you to be a great success.

For all our opportunities, if you stand out from the crowd, have lots of energy and drive to motivate others, and have the ability to look after our guests while achieving business results, then we would like to hear from you.