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Kickstarting Scott’s chef career path: Waiter to Head Chef

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Career Progression

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Publish date

07/07/2023

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To get a feel for the Parkdean Head Chef life, we sat down with Scott Simpson who joined us over 14 years ago as a seasonal waiter at just 17! He now works at Sundrum Castle Holiday Park in Scotl

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So many of our seasonal recruits go on to progress and develop a rewarding career at Parkdean, Scott takes it away with his chef career path with us!

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Onwards And Upwards At Parkdean Resorts

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Career Progression

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Publish date

12/23/2022

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“I feel lucky that I have the support of my team to continue to develop and progress my career, moving into new challenges and acquiring new and exciting responsibilities.” With over 250 careers (all

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With over 250 careers available at Parkdean Resorts, we’re spending some time with Kelsy Mavin, Sub-Hire Capacity Manager based in our central hub in Newcastle.

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Kickstarting His Way Into a Career in Administration

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Career Progression

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Blog

Publish date

12/23/2022

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“The recognition at Parkdean Resorts is amazing and you feel good about what you’re doing. There are lots of opportunities to progress and develop your career.” Meet Adam Lee, the very 1st person to j

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Meet Adam Lee, Admin Assistant and the very 1st person to join the Parkdean Resorts family through the government run Kickstart scheme back in June 2021.

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How I Went From Kickstarter to Talent Acquisition Advisor

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Career Progression

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Blog

Publish date

12/19/2022

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In November 2021, I unfortunately lost my job, and it was the first time I had ever been unemployed. Fast forward to January 2022 and I still hadn’t found a role that was right for me. My local job ce

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I am so thankful that I took the risk and joined the Kickstart scheme. It has helped shape my career and has given me opportunities I could only dream off and for that I am very thankful.

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Emily Naylor

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Emily Naylor

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23 Years And Counting...

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Career Progression

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Blog

Publish date

12/14/2022

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"My career journey in the holiday park business started in 1977 as a cashier in my teens. In 1998, I joined Parkdean Resorts as General Manager and although things back then were a lot different to th

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My career journey in the holiday park business started in 1977 as a cashier in my teens. In 1998, I joined Parkdean Resorts as General Manager and although things back then were a lot different to things now, I’ve enjoyed it for 23 amazing years.

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10 reasons to bring your IT career to Parkdean

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Career Advice

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Blog

Publish date

06/18/2024

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If hospitality is the stage, our IT professionals are the superstar backstage crew. Working behind the scenes to make sure every project and digital interaction runs smoothly for our teams and h

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Ready to reboot your career? Read on for 10 reasons to bring your IT career to Parkdean.

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5 reasons uni students should get a job at Parkdean

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Career Advice

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Publish date

05/22/2024

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When it comes to summer jobs for uni students, the opportunities can really be endless.  Maybe you prefer a more traditional experience and enjoy the office, maybe you fancy taking the summer to

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From working on your skills to making besties for life, there's loads of reasons for uni students to work at Parkdean!

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10 of the best jobs for working students

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Career Advice

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Publish date

05/20/2024

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If you’re a student looking for work to fund your hobbies and studies, you might be wondering what the best jobs are.  It all really depends on what interests you, your skills, and your career go

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If you're wondering 'What is the best job to get as a student?', we've got you covered!

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A Day In The Life Of A Complex Manager

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A Day in the Life

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05/03/2024

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Have you ever wondered just what is a Complex Manager? Well, we have the answer! A real-life look into one of our Complex Manager superstars with what he gets up to in a day here at Parkdean.  Today,

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Ever wondered what a Complex Manager does? We caught up with Ryan for a look into his day-to-day!

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5 ways our people show their love for our planet

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Parks, People and Planet

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Publish date

05/01/2024

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Let’s get real, our planet needs a helping hand, and we’re not shy about it. And now more than ever, it’s game on. With last year being the hottest on record, the 2024 climate crisis forecast isn

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Experience the Parkdean spirit firsthand and see how we spark a passion for protecting the earth!

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Finding fulfilment in holiday home sales: an interview with Angela Stevenson.

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Holiday Home Sales

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Publish date

04/26/2024

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In the world of holiday home sales, where every interaction holds the promise of creating amazing memories for potential holiday homeowners, the role of a Sales Advisor is crucial. You can find ou

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In the world of holiday home sales, where every interaction holds the promise of creating amazing memories for potential holiday homeowners, the role of a Sales Advisor is crucial. Find out more about what our Sales Advisor role involves.

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5 reasons you'll love working at Lizard Point

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Parks, People and Planet

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04/24/2024

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5 reasons you'll love working at Lizard Point So you’re looking for jobs in Cornwall, are you? You’re on the hunt for something “outside the norm”, that’s fun, meaningful, and comes with bundles

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Working with a cracking team aside, there's plenty of reasons to consider Lizard Point when you begin your search for jobs in Cornwall!

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What can you expect from a cleaner job at Parkdean?

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A Day in the Life

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Publish date

04/09/2024

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Cleaners at Parkdean are our Sanitation Superheroes and our Linen Lieutenants! As a part of our vibrant housekeeping team, there’s never a dull moment when it comes to cleaner job responsibiliti

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Want to be a Linen Lieutenant or Sanitation Superhero but you're unsure what that looks like? Check out some of our cleaner duties at Parkdean!

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What skills do you need to be a Kitchen Assistant?

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Career Advice

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Publish date

04/04/2024

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Kitchen assistants play a big part in the smooth running of operations so don’t go thinking otherwise. From food prep and organising food storage to stock rotation and maintaining clean faciliti

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Ready to roll up those sleeves? Kitchen assistants nail communication, teamwork, and manual skills, ruling the kitchen!

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What can you expect from a Complex Manager job at Parkdean?

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A Day in the Life

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Publish date

03/04/2024

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What does a Complex Manager do? Essentially, they keep the wheels turning at our parks. As multi-site managers, they look after all of the food and beverage units and retail offerings that make up our

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We depend on our Complex Manager to keep their team firing on all cylinders, guests happy, stock levels maintained, and safety procedures followed to a tee.

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