Iconic luxury hotel the Ritz London is to launch a training programme called the Ritz Academy, offering candidates the chance to work alongside the hotel's teams.
In the first year, students will work across various key departments, including the kitchen, the Ritz restaurant, the Rivoli bar, housekeeping, front office and reservations.
Students will then have the chance to work permanently at the Ritz, or graduate to the second year, including further placements at supervisory level in food and beverage, and the rooms department. Those wishing to climb to managerial level and other areas will then go into their third year and beyond, with the chance to work with the finance, sales, marketing and human resources teams.
The programme is primarily supported by executive chef John Williams, food and beverage operations manager Simon Girling, and hotel manager of the Ritz London, Sal Gowili.
Applications for the scheme are now open at www.theritzlondon.com/academy.html, and require a CV and responses to three set questions; deadline 25 July. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to an assessment day for individual and group tasks plus an individual interview.
The Ritz managing director Stephen Boxall said: "The Ritz team and I are delighted at the prospect of welcoming vibrant and talented individuals into the Ritz Academy and look forward to helping them develop and prosper within the industry."