Ashford Castle - Five Star Hotel Ireland


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Placement Opportunities

We welcome students from many colleges and universities from around the world! Coming to a new country, new hotel and making new friends is both exciting and a little daunting….so, we have correlated some information which will help you.

1 Placement Periods
Internships tend to be for a period of between 6 - 12 months. In the main we are able to offer craft level positions and occasionally supervisory level to interns. Our most popular departments are Food & Beverage, Front Office, Accommodation and Kitchen.

2 To apply for a position
Download our application form and return it to Human Resources via email at or post it to the contact details outlined below. Don't forget to include your own CV and we can make the introductions from there!

3 Interview
Students may have to participate in two rounds of interviews before the position will be offered.

4 Appointment
All position details will be confirmed in your Contract of Employment which you will receive in conjunction with a medical questionnaire - both must signed and returned to Human Resources prior to your commencement date.

5 Travel
a. Airports - Galway Airport (approx. 5 km), Shannon International Airport (approx. 70 km) and Ireland West International Airport (approx. 70 km) which facilitate flights to Dublin, UK and beyond.

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c. Bus -

6 Accommodation
Accommodation will be offered to successful candidates as part of their placement. We provide shared and single accommodation depending on availability. The main utilities bills are paid for by the hotel. Placements students are required to pay a deposit for their accommodation upon arrival.

7 Preparation in advance of coming
We ask all interns to do some research into the hotel you have chosen to join ( - it is advantageous for you to know, in advance how many rooms we have, restaurant menus, facilities and services on offer etc.

In addition, research into some of the local tourist attractions in the Galway/ Mayo are e.g. Connemara Region, Westport, Kylemore and Cong Abbey, Croke Patrick, etc. Guests will often ask you about these so, it's helpful to know.... the more prepared you are, the easier you will find it to be to settle into the hotel.

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