QHotels, the UK’s largest golf resort operator, has been recognised as one of the top six employers in the UK hospitality industry by The Caterer – the leading brand for the UK hospitality industry – in its annual ‘Best Places to Work in Hospitality Awards 2017′.
Based on the feedback from anonymous staff questionnaires, the league tables recognise organisations that put people at the heart of the business, supporting employee development to deliver exceptional products and services.
QHotels, which has 10 four-star golf resorts among its portfolio of 26 hotels, was praised for its award-winning training programmes, including its bespoke Hospitality Management Foundation degree.
QHotels was specifically recognised for its “clear remit to develop talent”. In 2016, the group launched its ‘Get into Q’ apprenticeship programme with 52 apprentices, and now it is looking to recruit a further 100 apprentices this year. The apprenticeships are available in a range of specialist areas such as operational management, maintenance, accounts, food and beverage, and spa.
QHotels group offers championship-standard courses in 10 unique resort locations, including Slaley Hall – voted ‘Best Golf Hotel/Resort in the North of England’ for the third successive year in the 2017 Today’s Golfer Travel Awards and host of 18 European Tour and European Seniors Tour events – Belton Woods, Oulton Hall, Mottram Hall, and Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort.