Whitbread is the UK's largest hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator with 50,000+ employees who are passionate about making everyday experiences special for our millions of customers around the world. But it doesn’t stop there. With ambitious plans to grow, we are looking for even more people to join our team and help create the next chapter of our success. 

We run a number of industry-leading programmes to support team members at every level of their development, including our Graduate programme. With our well-loved brands, a Support Centre that makes the magic come to life and broad experience in hospitality since 1742, our schemes come with real responsibility and real meaning from day one. 

Our graduates are the potential future leaders of our business, and our largest intake occurs within our Premier Inn and Costa Operational Schemes. By the end of the year-long development programme, all graduates will have accountability for leading a team, and be in a management position within one of our sites/stores. 

At our Whitbread Support Centre offices in Dunstable, our programmes run across HR, Finance, Marketing, Property, Procurement and our Information Systems (IS) functions. The different schemes are designed to help you test and develop your skills, build up a strong network of contacts and gain exposure in a range of areas across the business. If you’re up for the challenge and willing to drive your own development, the opportunities are endless. 

As a graduate at Whitbread, you can be sure to be making an impact from day one. After all, we offer real careers. 

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Employers constantly tell us that there is nothing that impresses them more than a graduate who has properly researched the company and really knows why they want to work there - so make sure that you tell them in your application that you have read-up all about them on TheJobCrowd and so you really know what makes that company great and why they are right for you. It will help your application, we promise!

Employer Facts

Careers available:

Hospitality- All Roles; Functional- HR, Finance, Digital, IS, Property, Procurement, Marketing, Innovation, Administration, Customer Services, CSR, Logistics.

Grad Positions:

Approx 45.

Employer overall size:

50,000 +


Nationwide- Operational; Dunstable, Bedfordshire- Functional