At Thistle we can give you a job, but we can also support you with creating a career in hospitality if that’s what you want. Hospitality jobs can provide the roots for a whole host of great careers and it’s not uncommon for someone to start as a Receptionist or Waiter and work their way up to Supervisory or Management positions, or move to a more specialist role.
We have a great track record of supporting career development; here are some of our stories:
Erdal started with Thistle Victoria in 1999 as a Linen Porter. In 2001 he transferred to the role of Head Linen Keeper at Thistle Marble Arch where he worked for four years. During this time he was mentored by the Head Housekeeper so that in 2005 he was able to move into a Guest Relations Manager role. In 2009 he was promoted and took on additional responsibility for Middle East Sales. Erdal still works at Thistle Marble Arch in a joint Sales and Guest Relations role.
Chris joined Thistle Manchester as floor Housekeeper in 1996. After progression to deputy Head Housekeeper and then Head Housekeeper he moved into Human Resources in 1999. During the last twelve years Chris has developed his career in Human Resources working in various different HR Manager roles and an HR Development role. He is now working as a Cluster HR Business Partner, supporting three hotels and has two HR Business partners reporting directly to him.
Monica joined Thistle Selfridge as a Switchboard Operator in 2006. After impressing her managers at the Selfridge Monica transferred to our sister brand Guoman Hotels in 2007 and took on the role of Receptionist at The Cumberland Hotel. The following year she was promoted to Reception Supervisor and then Reception Manager a year later. In early 2011 Monica decided to transfer out of the Cumberland to develop her experience and skills in a different environment and she moved into the role of Reception manager at the flagship Thistle Marble Arch. Monica continues to go from strength to strength in her position.