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Don’t see the role for you? We are always looking for people who share our values; if you aspire to start a career at Dakota Hotels, please email us your covering letter and CV.

Vacancies at Dakota Newcastle

Register your interest to join our team in Newcastle

Jasmine Brash BA (HONS)

International Hospitality Management, Queen Margaret University

I joined Dakota in March 2013 for a summer internship, progressing onto the Graduate Development Program which resulted in me becoming the Assistant Restaurant Manager in Dakota Glasgow in early 2016.

Since then, I gained experience in HR and become a Duty Manager in Dakota Leeds, before being promoted to Deputy Operations Manager in by returning to Glasgow in early 2018 and am now the Operations Manager at Dakota Edinburgh. My entire career has been built at Dakota and I’ve seized every opportunity given to me here.

Why Join Dakota Hotels?

Join a growing company who will invest in you and give you endless opportunities to succeed.

Our brand has heart and soul, our team has personality and passion, and we combine them to deliver sincere service. At Dakota, we believe in doing the simple thing brilliantly. Hospitality should not be difficult. It should be natural. It should be fun.

Development Programs

At Dakota, the only limit to your success is your own drive.

We are now offering Kickstart Internships for recent graduates. Learn more about development opportunities by clicking here: Dakota Internship Programme PDF – July 2020

Our Operational Development Program was created for people passionate about food and beverage as a means to accelerate the careers of talented, hard-working and ambitious individuals.

Our 12 to 24 month schedule focuses on building knowledge by working within the bar and grill, invests in service-focused internal and external training, as well as leadership skills.

We are dedicated to developing individuals with personality and ambition, irrespective of age or experience. Show us your personality, demonstrate your enthusiasm for working in a team, and prove your leadership skills.

You don’t have to have chosen the academic route, if you’ve found your calling in hospitality with over two years’ experience, then apply.

If you are committed to a career in hospitality and have at least two years’ experience working in food and beverage, please apply with a cover letter and CV to the hotel you wish to be based in.

Student Opportunities

We offer student internships offering working experience based in the bar, grill, or housekeeping a minimum of 12 weeks.

If you aspire to gain experience at the highest standards of service, please apply by sending us your covering letter and CV.

Chef's Section

We run our kitchens from the chopping board, not the clipboard, allowing seasonal ingredients to shape our menu and adopting cooking techniques to showcase the best produce available.

The Grill at Dakota dispels the notion that luxurious hotels and fantastic dining experiences have to be pretentious or traditional. Dakota’s ‘old-school’ formality combined with a ‘new school’ edge brings great style and creates a bustling and vibrant atmosphere.

We offer Chef Apprenticeships to individuals passionate about cooking, even with little previous experience. Everything is made in house, providing ample opportunity to prepare produce to the highest standard.

Your on-the-job training will include using classic cooking techniques to create dishes, all whilst keeping a safe and hygienic working environment and ensuring the strictest levels of food safety.