At Midlands Park Hotel
Assistant Manager at Kelly's Restaurant
I started in hotels when I was 18 and still in college, moving to Kelly’s as a Barman. From there I progressed to supervisor and now Assistant Manager.
Since I started in the Midlands Park Hotel, I have received continuous training in different areas that have contributed to my growth within the business, there are clear values that we strive to work and live by in the hotel that gives us purpose and something to aim for all the time.
The best bit about working here, is the relationships I have built with my colleagues. The staff are amazing here and is a real sense of family and have gained friends for life from working in the hotel.
I am so proud to work somewhere with such a good reputation. For my future, I just want to continue to grow personally and improve and help Kelly’s to continue to be the best. We are really looking forward to reopening again and seeing all our customers come through our doors
Member of Reception Team
My name is Julie Dawson and I am very fortunate to work for The Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise on the reception desk, my background before starting this position was in Sales however I made a decision to move to the Hospitality Sector which was a move I had thought of doing many times, Personally myself and my family have made many memories in the hotel over the years so when the chance came up to work here I jumped at it. From the day I came for my interview and then my induction I knew I had made the right choice, it was like walking into a work family everyone is so welcoming and warm and on the days when you are rushed of your feet and you feel exhausted someone says well done or how are you? To show they care.
I know once we are back on track and away from the current climate the hotel will climb from strength to strength and I intend to do the same, how could I not working in a place that encourages you to fulfil your ambitions and never stop striving for the best