Auchrannie Resort’s commitment to the Young Person’s Guarantee

Auchrannie Resort is committed to our ongoing support of the Young Person’s Guarantee and the work of DYW Ayrshire to offer job opportunities, workplace experiences and long-term career pathways for young people.  

We recognise the historic challenges to attract and retain young talent in the hospitality sector and continue to work to demonstrate that there are varied and meaningful career opportunities at Auchrannie and within the hospitality industry. We understand the importance of engaging with young people at a school age and have been lucky enough to be involved in a number of new, innovative careers events, industry tester sessions over the last 12 months and to see some of the DYW innovate schools projects in action, most recently at Arran High School. Our team enjoy the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences with young people and this is an area we hope to do even more of in the future. 

Our unique location and team accommodation availability offers young people (aged 18 and over for accommodation) the chance to gain independence, life skills and enable ongoing personal growth in addition to the skills and experiences they develop at work. We also have flexible part time opportunities for young people living on Arran to fit around their education or other commitments. Auchrannie firmly believes in fair work practices and ensures that all team members aged 16 and over are paid the Real Living Wage. 

From day one we support, guide and empower our team members to develop both personally and professionally. We offer a huge number of bespoke hands on and online training courses inhouse and work with some amazing external partners like UHI and HIT Scotland to offer unique and certified learning opportunities. We have recently launched new Level 5 Apprenticeship opportunities within Food and Beverage and Housekeeping and are excited to develop our apprenticeship offer further over the coming months. 

Whether a young person has a desire to become our next Resort Director or Head Chef or chooses moves on to work in another hospitality business or different industry, we strongly believe that the skills and experiences the gain at Auchrannie help set them up for a successful future. Catherine MacLeod, Auchrannie Resort