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Why start a career with Lake District Hotels

We are a group of six award-winning hotels in the Lake District, owned and run by the Graves family. From 4-star luxury Lake District hotels on the shores of Lake Ullswater and Derwentwater, to traditional coaching inns and hotels in Keswick, our hotels are recognised for the warmth of our welcome, unrivalled personal attention and excellent service and we hope you can join us to deliver an experience our customers will cherish for a long time.

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What our People Say

Since starting work at the 4 star Inn on the Lake in 2013, I have learnt advanced techniques which have all helped in my progression to become head chef of a two Rosette kitchen. As a young head chef within Lake District Hotels, I look after a team of 13 chefs
James Watt, age 27, Head Chef at the Inn on the Lake

Lake District Hotels are putting me through a business college course that otherwise would be costly for an individual such as myself so it is a really big help as they do want you to learn outside the job and will support you in any way that they can. I enjoy working at the hotel and would recommend it to those individuals who are up for a challenge and like to go out of their way for others.
Evie, Receptionist at Inn on the Square

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Staff Benefits

Competitive salary
28 days’ paid holiday during each holiday year including Bank holidays
Training and Development – Accredited compliance training, Hospitality specific online training platform
Hotel Academy - with Apprenticeship training up to level 4
Staff meals
Provision of staff uniform where appropriate
Regular division of gratuities
Pension scheme
Discounted accommodation and dining rates within our group
Days out discounts – including entry into our Wildlife Park
Employee Assistance Programme
Employee of the Quarter Awards
Long Service Awards

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Our employees are our most valuable asset. We are committed to providing learning and development opportunities that support our teams to achieve excellence and become the best that they can be.

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Highlights from some of our 350 employees

Meet the Inn on the Lake Wedding Team

Our wedding team have accumulated years of experience in weddings between them. Discover their experience of planning weddings at Inn on the Lake and their top tips!

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Love is in the Air

It seems that Cupid has been working overtime at our Keswick hotels these past few months. We chat to two of the Skiddaw Hotel’s long standing staff members Julia & Matt about their recent engagement.

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Our star of Customer Service

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that the Inn on the Lake’s Reception Manager, Tina Patla, has been shortlisted for the Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards for the Customer Service Star category!

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Meet the Team

Our HR Manager, Maria has been working hard, along with the groups directors to put the building blocks in place for a successful ‘Hotel Academy’, with career progression, incentives and accredited professional qualifications.

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Rotary Young Chef Winner

This week Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa welcomed Kim Crosland, this year’s winner of the Rotary Young Chef competition. Kim was given the chance to tour the hotel and kitchen and work alongside our experienced chefs.

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Beware the Dragons!

On Sunday 7th July, 17 eager Lake District Hotels employees plus some close friends joined forces as we took to the waters of Lake Windermere to participate in the 2019 Dragon Bay Regatta!

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