Sandman Hotel Group
  • 02-Aug-2023 to 01-Nov-2023 (PST)
  • Aberdeen, GBR
  • Full Time

Exciting Career Opportunity: Manager-in-Training at Sandman Hotel Group (UK & Ireland)

Are you ready to embark on a journey that will shape you into a future leader in the hospitality industry? Sandman Hotel Group is seeking dynamic and motivated individuals to join our exclusive Manager-in-Training program, a comprehensive training pathway designed to groom the next generation of Hotel General Managers.

About Us:

Over 50 years ago Sandman Hotel Group opened our first location, a quaint Inn located in Smithers, British Columbia, Canada. Since then, we have grown into a truly international company with over 65 locations across Canada, the USA, the UK & Ireland and growing. From those humbling beginnings, Sandman has come a long way.

In 2011, Sandman expanded into the UK with Sandman Signature Newcastle Hotel, situated directly across from St. James' Park and in the building that once held the offices of the prestigious Newcastle Brewery, brewers of Newcastle Brown Ale. This closely followed by London Gatwick, a project designed to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for those travelling through the airport and those staying as leisure guests. In the summer of 2018, we launched the Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel & Spa, the groups' flagship property in the UK boasting 218 guest bedrooms, Spa, CHOP restaurant and a specialist whisky bar.

In October 2019, we acquired the stunning Portmarnock Resort, Dublin's only coastal resort - complete with Championship Golf Links, a spa, and award-winning restaurants. In 2022 we continued our expansion with the acquisition of Best Western Sheffield Quays hotel which will undergo a full refurbishment and rebranding in 2023. This year we opened our second property in Scotland, Sandman Signature Glasgow Hotel complete with 179 rooms including penthouse suites. Future expansion will occur with the opening of Sandman Signature Edinburgh Airport Hotel in the next few years.

Position: Manager-in-Training

Location: Various Locations UK & Ireland - Must be flexible with location and relocation

Why Join Our Program?

Accelerated Growth: Our Manager-in-Training program is a fast-track to becoming a Hotel General Manager. Through intensive training, mentorship, and hands-on experience, you'll gain a deep understanding of hotel operations, leadership, and strategic management.

Diverse Exposure: Immerse yourself in various departments, from front office and housekeeping to sales and marketing. Develop a holistic perspective that's essential for overseeing the entire hotel operation.

Mentorship: Benefit from personalised guidance and mentorship. You'll receive one-on-one coaching to refine your leadership, communication, and decision-making skills.

Innovative Culture: Join a team that embraces innovation and creativity. Contribute your ideas and be part of shaping the future of Sandman Hotel Group.


  • Rotate through different hotel departments to acquire hands-on experience.
  • Collaborate with team members and department heads to understand operations and processes.
  • Participate in training sessions focused on leadership, financial management, guest satisfaction, and more.
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies to optimise hotel performance.
  • Engage in continuous learning and development to enhance your skill set.


  • Hospitality Management degree or related field (preferred but not required).
  • Prior experience in the hospitality industry is a plus.
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Strong passion for hospitality and a desire to excel in leadership roles.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to relocate to different locations as needed.

We believe that by taking care of our team members, we create a positive atmosphere that benefits both our team members and guests. We want you to love coming to work and also find that working with Northland has a positive influence on your life outside of work.


  • 28 days holiday per annum
  • Additional Holiday with length of service milestones
  • Flexible schedule
  • Pension
  • Free Parking whilst on shift
  • Rewards and recognition
  • Growth opportunities
  • Dedicated Training Programme
  • Team, Friends and Family Hotel rates
  • Up to 40% of food discounts
  • Referral Bonus starting at £250
  • X3 complimentary nights stays to use in the UK, Ireland or North America
  • Education & Skills Development Reimbursement program
  • All Northland United Kingdom & Ireland team members are eligible for their brands specific perksin North America

If you're a dedicated and ambitious individual eager to pave your way to becoming a Hotel General Manager, this is the opportunity for you. Join us at Sandman Hotel Group and let your journey to leadership begin.


Submission of resume does not guarantee an interview or an actual transfer. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, provided they meet the minimal requirements of the applicable skills required.

You must be legally entitled to work in UK to apply.

**Applications will not be accepted via email or in person.

**We thank all applicants for their interest in Career opportunities with The Sandman Hotel Group, however, only those applicants we wish to interview will receive a reply to their application.**


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