Dream Job Alert – 5* Ashford Castle Is Looking For You

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Embark on an exciting career in hospitality and see inside Ireland’s most exclusive hotel 

Ever wondered what it’s like to work at one of the world’s best hotels and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of an historic castle? Well wonder no more as Ashford Castle is recruiting so that dream job might be closer than you think. 

Dream Job Alert – 5* Ashford Castle is Looking for You

The luxury five-star hotel located in Cong, Co Mayo is known for its world-class cuisine, luxurious rooms, and celebrity clientele. This is your chance to be part of the team at this exclusive property and deliver extraordinary service in incredible surroundings. 

With over 80 years’ experience in hospitality, Ashford Castle is as much about the people who work within its walls as it is about the exquisite views and fabulous interiors. The hotel chose staff based on their passion for creating an exceptional guest experience. 

Over €75m was invested in the hotel after it was purchased by the Tollman family of Red Carnation Hotels in 2013. Today, it is Ireland’s only Forbes 5-star recognised hotel. With a bright future ahead and visitors returning from all over the world, there has never been a more exciting time to join the Ashford Castle family. The hotel has vacancies in a number of areas, with roles including Fishery Manager, Spa Therapist, Restaurant Director and Reception Manager. 

Working At Ashford Castle is More Than A Job

Niall Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle said: “Working at Ashford Castle is more than just a job, we offer excellent training and progression opportunities to those who want to embark on an exciting career within the hotel industry. 

“Failte Ireland recently launched its Works for Me campaign to highlight the many benefits of working in the hospitality industry, chief among them being the flexibility that it provides. At Ashford Castle our staff come from all variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We pride ourselves on ensuring that each staff members’ needs and ambitions, both professionally and personally, are supported. If you’re looking for a change of pace and want to work with some of the best people in the hospitality industry, we would love to hear from you.” 

Some of the positions available as Ashford Castle include: 

Pastry Chef 

If you are a Chef de Partie with a passion for pastry, then this is your chance to work under one of the world’s best pastry chefs Mohamed Ouchbakou. With a career that spans more than 25 years, Mohamed’s CV is a veritable name call of some of the finest restaurants in the world, including the 3 Michelin Star Louis XV restaurant at Hôtel de Paris under Alain Ducasse. He has also worked closely with famed chefs Marco Pierre White and Dylan McGrath and this is a unique opportunity to take a place in his kitchen and gain experience under his tutelage. 

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Pastry chef at work in Ashford Castle

Reception Manager 

As reception manager, this is your chance to welcome all of the castle’s guests who include politicians and presidents, Hollywood stars and holidaymakers from home and abroad, all of whom receive the warmest of welcomes, every time. 

The Forbes 5-star hotel is also seeking a reservations agent to join the team at Ashford Castle. 

Red Carnation Hotel Collection

When you work at Ashford Castle you get so much more including discounted accommodation rates with Red Carnation Hotel Collection & The Travel Corporation globally. In addition, discounted rates with many local businesses and third-party service providers including Estate Activities, and of course, professional training and development opportunities. 

Ashford Castle is set in a spectacular 350-acre estate in Cong, Co. Mayo and is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and a member of Leading Hotels of the World. The 800-year-old Ashford Castle Estate currently employs more than 400 people across Ashford Castle, its sister hotel The Lodge at Ashford Castle and Mrs Tea’s Boutique and bakery.

For a full list of vacancies at Ashford Castle, CLICK HERE 

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Joan Scales
Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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