Hand Picked People & Careers

Welcome to Hand Picked Hotels People and Careers.


This website is set out for you to easily access information on Our Company, Our People and Our Vacancies.


Do you want to join the Hand Picked Chef Academy? 

Our Hotels

Hand Picked Hotels is a privately owned collection of country house hotels throughout the United Kingdom and Channel Islands.  Not only are we famous for fantastic buildings and locations, but we are also creating an enviable reputation for high standards of food and drink recognised by the achievement of AA Rosettes in 17 of our hotels and the award of Red Stars in 9 of our hotels.

Hand Picked Chefs Academy

Our Academy was created in 2011 to offer Apprentice Chefs the opportunity to join Hand Picked Hotels while experiencing ‘real life’ in a kitchen environment and working towards an NVQ Level 2 qualification.  In addition to this, we are currently launching Year 2 of the Chefs’ Academy.

The Apprenticeship

The one year Apprenticeship commences in September 2014.  As well as working full time within our kitchens, the apprentices will attend workshops during the year to enhance their knowledge and allow them to share their experiences with each other.

More information?

If you are interested in joining the Hand Picked Chefs Academy and are over the age of 16, are a European Citizen and do not currently hold a Level 2 NVQ or equivalent qualification, please apply in writing to:

Pauline John
Regional HR Manager
0131 333 6475


Our Company

  • Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Values
  • Our Hotels
  • Our Awards & Accolades

Discover Hand Picked Hotels Vision, Mission and Values that were created by Julia Hands 10 years ago and which are still alive today.

Would you like to be able to see our individual hotels in more detail? Find out what the hotels are like to work in, the local area, staff accommodation available and much more.


Our People

  • Training & Development
  • Testimonials
  • Our Chefs
  • Rewards & Benefits
  • Fun Times

Learn more about Our People through their own words, the training and development you can look forward to as an Hand Picked employee, the Rewards and Benefits and most importantly the fun times at Hand Picked.

Are you looking for a career in one of our kitchens? Read all about our Chefs, their careers and in their opinion, what it takes to be a Hand Picked Chef.  Find out about our Hand Picked Chefs Academy with testimonials from our Apprentices.


Our Vacancies

  • Our Current Opportunities
  • The Next Steps

Still interested? Every week our vacancies are updated with all available positions. See our list of current opportunities and learn what the next steps are to becoming a team member of Hand Picked Hotels.


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Find out more about Hand Picked Hotels; our mission, vision, values and some of the awards we have received...

Take a look at our training and development aims, read testimonials from some of our employees and find out about the rewards and benefits of being Hand Picked...

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