The benefits of a job with English Lakes

There are many benefits to choosing a career with English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues.


Employee Job Benefits

We create awesome experiences and lasting memories not only for our guests but for our teams too. We want you to have fun, enjoy a good work life balance and make the most of all the benefits English Lakes Hotels offers.

Employee Recognition Programme

Each of our hotels are situated in beautiful surroundings which create great working environments for those looking for a job with English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues. As well as this, there are a number of benefits open to employees as soon as they have completed their initial probationary period.  

  • Access to gym & swimming pool at The Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa and The Sandpiper Health Club
  • Additional days holiday for each additional year completed
  • Complimentary stay on completion of probationary period
  • Exclusive Accommodation Flash Sales for Employees
  • Access to the Personal Development Fund
  • Discounted Room Rates
  • Discounted Food & Beverage
  • Complimentary Accommodation and Spa Vouchers
  • Free Meals whilst on duty
  • Service Award Lunch
  • Recognition awards
  • Discounts on Watersports Activities
  • Uniform Supplied
  • Free Car Parking
  • Training & Development Opportunities​


Loyalty Holidays

For each additional year worked we will add one additional day to your annual holiday entitlement for you to enjoy (up to a maximum of 5 years service).


Exclusive Flash Sales

Twice yearly English Lakes will hold a 48 hour flash sale, available exclusively to our employees. These flash sales will allow you to purchase stays for your family and close friends and of course yourself at very low rates.


Friends and Family Rates

Outside of our Flash Sales, employees, their friends and family can enjoy a 25% discount off our Flexible Bed and Breakfast Rates


Loyalty Service Awards

We like to acknowledge the hard work of all our employees. Every year you will be invited to a Service Awards lunch in one of our 4* hotels.  At your Service Awards Lunch, you’ll be presented with your Loyalty Service English Lakes Vouchers, an Anniversary Bed and Breakfast Stay Voucher for two and a Thermal Spa Voucher for two.

It’s an occasion that the Directors of the company always attend and it’s their way of saying ‘thank you’ for your service over the previous 12 months.


Recognition Awards

We’re a big fan of awards and at English Lakes we like to recognise your achievements every step of the way. There are so many ways for you to demonstrate your skills, character, imagination, and uniqueness.


Plus 1 Awards

Every month team members are nominated for their activities or performance that exceeds guest and colleagues expectations. Successful nominees move up the +1 Achievement Table and qualify for different awards


MRW Berry Awards

Each year we hold a very special awards ceremony, In honour of our late former chairman and Managing Director, Michael Berry OBE, but also to honour the exceptional efforts of nominated team members.  Building up to this annual event, you and your colleagues can nominate team members who you feel should be recognised for their exceptional performance in their area of work.  This includes every department from front to back of house areas.  No one misses out.  The Board of Directors adjudicate the event, culminating in the very special MRWB Award


Imaginators Award

Creativity is what we do here at English Lakes.  If you have a great idea to transform the way we do things, we want to hear about it.  Successful Imaginators  will receive an award including lunch and a VIP treat.  You never know you could see your idea being enjoyed by the thousands of guests we see each year. 


Be Our Guest Complimentary Stay 

After the successful completion of your first 11 week review we would like you to experience a hotel stay at the hotel where you work, as our guest. We place great importance on the quality of stay afforded to all our guests.

As team members we are all involved in the delivery of the guest experience. As new members to the English Lakes team we would like you to share in this experience and realise the importance of our guests to English Lakes.


English Lakes Employee Blue Card Discounts

Employees of English Lakes can enjoy generous discounts of up to 50%, on presentation of their employee 'blue card'. Discounts are available against hotel stays, services, activities as well as food & beverage. So whether you want to take a dip in the lake at The Watersports Centre or soak in the views from The Spa or simply take a soak in one of our gorgeous hotel room baths the choice is yours.



The Personal Development Fund

In addition to your professional development we also like to see our team members grow, both individually and also in their world view. 

After 1 complete years’ service, employees may apply for funding to assist with additional learning or personal development opportunities outside the workplace.  This could be anything from learning a new hobby to brushing up on some skills you may already have.  Simply ask your HR Manager for further details.


Free Health Club Membership

One of the benefits that our team absolutely love is free access to the Sandpiper Club at Lancaster House. The club is equipped with swimming pool, top of the range gym, Jacuzzi, steam rooms and saunas. So, whether you are a fitness junkie, or prefer just to lounge by the pool the choice is yours.

Employees also have complimentary access to the gym and pool at our Low Wood Bay Spa.  Time restrictions apply.


Free Parking 

We provide car parking spaces at the hotels if you are travelling by car. When appropriate, we encourage employees to car share, spreading the cost of transport, and reducing our carbon footprint. Allocated parking areas change from time to time subject to the demands of our business.


Free Staff Uniform

English Lakes are committed to looking after their employees whilst they are at work. This means that we will provide your uniform, always comfortable and made from high quality materials. Please see our dress and appearance policy 


Free Meals

At some of our hotels, meals are provided whilst on duty. 


Staff Accommodation

For those thinking about the possibility of a job at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, we have limited availability staff accommodation. Please enquire on application if this is something that you would be interested in.


Recommend a Friend

We know you’ll love working for English Lakes and you might want to share this with friends or family.  If you introduce someone who takes up full time, part time or variable hours with the company, you’ll be rewarded with up to £250 worth of English Lakes Vouchers.  Please ask your HR manager for further details


Professional Training & Development

English Lakes is committed to providing our guests with the best possible hospitality experience. That's why we prioritise training and development for our team members. Starting with our Expectations training course, we ensure that every new employee is properly welcomed into the company.

Thereafter we will work with you to ensure you have the correct on-the-job training as well as supporting you through National Vocational qualifications in relevant subjects. We have a wide range of training opportunities including in-house skills and customer care training. Initiatives, such as The Culinary Academy, sees us work alongside local colleges and training providers to offer our employees accredited training in many aspects of hospitality and management.

Please note ALL benefits are non transferable, non contractual, subject to booking availability and are awarded entirely at the discretion of the Directors.  They are subject to change at any time. 

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