Career development

Parkdean Resorts' Apprenticeships 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.

Kitchen Academy
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.

Leadership Academy
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.

Mastering Business Leadership Programme
Our Mastering Business Leadership (MBL) programme is brand new and launched for the first time in September of this year. A bespoke talent development programme designed by the Talent Development team for Parkdean Resorts' amazing people. The programme has been designed to be inspirational and exclusive with a maximum of ten candidates per year. 

With a carefully selected group of courses, this unique programme starts with a team building day. This year, we spent it at the incredible All-Out Adventures, where our 2021 cohort tackled the Aircrash Survival challenge as a team, forging amazing relationships and gearing up to begin their MBL journeys. This is quickly followed up with Cranfield School of Management's Breakthrough Leadership Programme where upon completion, executive short courses are handpicked to the needs of the individual.