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Learning and Development

Life at Hastings

Join the Hastings Hotels group and discover your full potential. Our tailored training programs recognise the unique strengths of each employee, helping them develop their skills and progress within the company.

We offer ongoing training and development, personalised career programs, and mentoring opportunities, in partnership with the University of Ulster and other select training providers in Northern Ireland.

Our learning and development programs include leadership and management, technical skills, culinary arts and customer service. We offer both e-learning and in-person workshops, which combined enhance skills. Our commitment to employee development has been recognised with awards, including UK Restaurant Manager of the Year, shortlisting for the Financial Times training Initiative of the year for our MAP programme.

Our training program encourages knowledge sharing between managers and team members, promoting a supportive work culture that fosters growth and excellence. Start your journey with us today!

Employee Learning and Development

We provide comprehensive onboarding and induction training to all new employees, with ongoing specialist skills development through e-learning and classroom training to develop the skills they need.

Hastings Signature Training

Our commitment to exceptional hospitality extends to our staff, which is why we offer a tailored Art of Hospitality training programme for our staff to enhance their hospitality skills.

Chef Development Programme

The Chef Development Programme, established in 2013 with Belfast Met College, develops core and advanced culinary skills, resource management, and leadership through practical, tailored masterclasses.
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Future Leaders Programme

To ensure the sustainable success of our company, we develop our own hospitality leaders through the bespoke Hastings Hotels Future Leaders Programme.

Trainee Manager Programme

Joining the Hastings Hotels Trainee Manager Programme offers you the opportunity to build a long-term career with one Northern Ireland's largest independent hotel group.
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Management Ambassador Programme

The purpose of the Hastings Hotels Management Ambassador Programme is to promote ongoing professional growth of our future hospitality leaders.
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