Program Summary

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGEROOMS DIVISION AND CULINARY ARTS PROGRAMS WITH THE WOODSIDE HOTEL GROUP, WITH START DATES THROUGHOUT 2018! 


The Woodside Hotel Group is the pre-eminent operator of distinguished, independent hotels, restaurants and spas in California. They are a multi-generational family business comprised of dedicated and passionate people who take great pride in delivering authentic hospitality in renowned destinations. Embracing the independent and entrepreneurial spirit of our company's founding, they deliver service that is warm and engaging, hotels that are distinguished, and experiences that are authentically local.
 
As a result of Woodside's hard-work and determination across the years, they now operate more top-rated hotels (per TripAdvisor) in California than any other hotel management company!

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This Intern and Training Program provides university students and young professionals with the opportunity to train in the United States for a period of up to 12 months. The program provides on-the-job training exposure in the following hospitality roles:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Rooms Division
  • Culinary Arts

Participants will be paid a competitive hourly wage depending upon position. This ranges between $12.00 USD per hour (plus tips) for Food and Beverage - $14.00 USD - $16.00 USD per hour (minimum) for Culinary Arts and Rooms Division. Participants will be guaranteed a minimum of 32 hours per week, with the potential for overtime during peak seasons.

 All Interns must be aware that they will be responsible for sourcing their own accommodation on this program.

In addition to the unique professional training experience, participants are able to increase their knowledge of and exposure to American culture, traditions and society. Living in some of the best locations California has to offer, this program will provide you with cultural exchange experiences as well as training that will set you up for future success in the hospitality industry worldwide. Intern and training opportunities never looked so good!

The Woodside Hotel Group covers an array of luxury hotels and breath-taking locations. During this 12-month program, you will be positioned at one of the following properties:

INDIAN SPRINGS

The accommodations at Indian Springs allow guests to create their own Napa Valley experience according to their preference and space needs, with relaxed ease and privacy. A varied collection of historic cottages, bungalows and Mission Revival buildings spreads out across our rich topography, each providing a unique vantage point and different feel. But the end result remains the same.

Most provide outdoor space to bring you closer to the environment. Inside, you’ll discover details and whimsical touches found in our family’s own homes, like luxury beds, warmth without fuss, quality furnishings and art, and modern bathrooms with spa-like features.

STANFORD PARK HOTEL

Experience tranquility in the heart of innovation. A standout among luxury Menlo Park Hotels, Stanford Park Hotel is an oasis at the crossroads of Silicon Valley innovation and influence. Featuring prime accommodations, delectable dining, and elevated service, you’ve discovered a luxurious escape in the heart of Menlo Park. Borrow a Linus bike and ride to downtown Palo Alto or the Stanford University campus.

Walk across the street to the Stanford Shopping Center, a premier open-air shopping center. Explore the area’s award-winning wineries. As one of the best hotels near Stanford University, Stanford Park Hotel is the ultimate choice for families of prospective applicants, incoming students, and new graduates all the same. Consider us your home away from home. Savor an espresso while sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch, or enjoy a complimentary wine tasting. Work out in our spacious fitness center, or relax by our tree-lined pool and hot tub. Steeped in classic collegiate spirit, Stanford Park Hotel is a true gem among Menlo Park hotels infused with a welcoming neighborhood ambiance, offering genuine tranquility in one of the world’s most innovative cities.

BODEGA BAY LODGE

With its rugged shoreline and rolling countryside, the Sonoma Coast has its roots firmly planted in the land. Poised atop a tranquil bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Bodega Bay Lodge reflects the wild beauty of this romantic region and offers an array of incredible things to do in Sonoma. Watch the fishermen ply the bay for the day’s catch. Spot migrating whales in the waves. Scout for rare birds in a location prized by the Audubon Society and Alfred Hitchcock. Stroll two miles of soft sands, hand-in-hand.

MONTEREY PLAZA HOTEL & SPA

Perched dramatically on historic beachfront property above the crashing surf of the Pacific, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa delights its guests with classic, California coastal experiences animated by an irresistible spirit of conviviality and play. Here you’ll be welcomed with warm hospitality and elegantly-appointed guest rooms with thoughtful extras and luxury touches. From our chef-driven oceanfront restaurant, award-winning rooftop luxury spa and prime location steps from charming Cannery Row, our elegant oceanfront hotel is the centerpiece of Monterey Bay.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM AS A J-1 INTERN, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Be available for a 12-month contract.
  • Be currently enrolled in full-time education at a University outside of the United States.
  • Studying towards an undergraduate degree in a Tourism, Hospitality, Events or Culinary related subject OR have graduated from these studies no more than 12 months prior to your program start date.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM AS A J-1 TRAINEE, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Speak fluent English.
  • Be available for a 12-month contract.
  • Be a graduate from an undergraduate degree in a Tourism, Hospitality, Events or Culinary related subject PLUS at least one year of related work experience in this industry. This experience must have been obtained outside of the United States. 
  • If you have not studied at University level, you must have at least five-years work experience in the tourism/hospitality industry to qualify. This experience must have been obtained outside of the United States. 

APPLICATION DATES

  • Applications for the Woodside Hotel Group Program for 2018/2019 are now open!
  • Applicants are required to be available for a full 12-month contract in order to be considered.
  • We currently have start dates available in June and September 2018.

INTERVIEWING PROCESS

  • Interviews with the Yummy Jobs Team will take place via Skype. Applicants will be required to attend a pre-screen interview via Skype with a member of the Yummy Jobs Team in order to be considered.​
  • If successful, applicants will be required to attend a final interview with the Woodside Group HR Team via Skype.
​Please note, all dates are subject to change
 
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Participants on the Woodside Hotel Group Internship and Training Program will be required to submit the following fees:

PROGRAM FEE

£2,500.00 GBP - 12-month full Placement Program Fee inclusive of Visa Sponsorship, Medical Insurance, Pre-arrival and Arrivals Support and Pre-arranged Job.

ADDITIONAL FEES FOR 2018

  • Criminal Background Check fee = £85.00 GBP
  • U.S. Embassy appointment fee = $160.00 USD
  • U.S Sevis Fee = $190.00 USD
  • Courier delivery of passport = Free to £30.00 GBP
  • Return flight to the United States = £300 to £600 GBP (approximately)

POST ARRIVAL FEES

  • Weekly accommodation costs = Varies (candidates are responsible for sourcing their own housing).
  • Additional supporting funds between $350.00 - $750.00 USD are recommended

 

Please note, all fees are subject to change and may change without notice. Prices stated above are correct for 2018 arrivals.

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