Dalata Graduate Programme

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Dalata Hotel Group plc, the largest hotel group in Ireland with a growing presence in the UK & continental Europe operates 50 hotels under the Maldron Hotel and Clayton Hotel brands. We are now inviting applications for the 2023 intake of the Hotel Finance stream of our Dalata Graduate Programme, commencing in September 2023. Our graduate programme has been very successful for the group over the last 8 years and has seen numerous managers commence their Dalata journey from the graduate programme. We have over 5,000 employees and we are on a very exciting journey in our expansion plan, which makes Dalata the ideal place to complete a graduate programme.

The Dalata Hotel Group Graduate Management Programme is a high profile fast-track training programme offering graduates tailored professional development with Ireland’s largest hotel group.

This well-structured programme will offer the successful graduates an opportunity to build on their recent qualifications and gain excellent, relevant on the job experience to assist their career progression.

This programme is in line with the company’s strategy of developing the talent within the organisation and growing our future leaders from strategic succession planning.

We offer a number of streams for the graduate programme , please see below details of the type of stream, the length of it as well as relevant qualifications preferred. 

  • Hotel Operations - 18 months - degree in Hospitality or Tourism
  • Revenue - 18 months -  degree in Hospitality, Business or Tourism
  • Hotel Events -- 18 months - degree in Hospitality or Tourism
  • Corporate Sales - - 12 months - degree in Hospitality, Marketing,  Business or Tourism
  • Hotel Finance - 18 months -  degree in Hospitality, Business , Commerce or Finance

What we offer:

When commencing the programme all graduates will complete a Company two-day induction where they will meet the Executive team, learn about the company while having the opportunity to network with the other graduates.

We support the structured on the job training plan with numerous off site group development days. The topics covered here would include Revenue Management, Sales & Marketing, Performance Management, Finance in Hotels, Health & Safety as well as many personal development courses. To validate your learning we also assign structured project work that will allow you to investigate a business case and much, much more…….

 At the end of the programme, we expect the graduates to be ready for a management position in one of our hotels.

 Location Available: All Dalata Hotels in Ireland & UK , namely in the following UK cities: London, Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle , Belfast & Glasgow

Key features:

  • A personal mentor for each graduate
  • Multi-location experience
  • Structured group training program
  • Regular performance reviews
  • Competitive salary

What we expect from you: 

The ideal candidate will have successfully completed a third level degree but will also be a highly energetic and motivated person who is looking to join a very exciting hotel group. We expect graduate managers to be flexible on location, have strong passion for this industry and for people as well as hunger for success and progression.


Dalata Hotel Group

Dalata Hotel Group PLC is a hotel company which owns and operates hotels across Ireland and the UK.

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