Hotel company offers opportunities to apprentices

One of Liverpool’s fastest growing hotel company’s has announced a major recruitment drive.

Signature Living, the company famous for the city’s football-themed Shankly and Titanic-themed 30 James Street hotels, has 1,500 new jobs to fill.

The mix of full and part-time positions come as the business expands its portfolio.

Many of the roles will be available at new hotel developments opening this summer including the George Best Hotel in Belfast and the Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool.

The company’s recruitment requirements have also been boosted by the launch of the second phase of the historic Coal Exchange Hotel in Cardiff and the second Shankly Hotel in Preston.

A head office expansion and a brand new Signature Living cruise ship, which will be located in Spain, have also opened up a variety of vacancies.

Hospitality jobs on offer include bar, restaurant and concierge staff, reception roles, wedding and events co-ordinators as well as a range of managerial positions. Head office posts in construction, sales and social media will also be available.

An apprenticeship and mentoring scheme, which will be personally led by the company founder Lawrence Kenwright, will also see 100 school-leavers given a start on the career ladder.

Signature Living, which was founded in 2008, currently employs 850 people and approximately 650 sub-contractors. The new jobs will grow the company’s UK workforce to 3,000.

Company founder and chairman, Lawrence Kenwright, said: “Signature Living is entering an era of dynamic growth and with that comes major investment into recruiting people to help us maintain our position as the UK’s most innovative and fastest-growing hotel developer and operator. I am particularly pleased about the expansion of our apprenticeship programme which will be focused on young people not currently engaged in employment, education or training.”

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