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Apprentice Chef - InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels
Location: Australia, Queensland, Hayman Island

Hotel: InterContinental - Hayman Island Resort (HISHA)

Job number: EMEAA34539

About Us

IHG Hotels & Resorts is one of the world’s leading hotel companies with around 350,000 colleagues working across more than 100 countries. As part of the IHG team, our people help our guests create amazing memories and deliver our purpose of providing True Hospitality for Good.

The InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will immerse you in the wonders of the Whitsundays, working in a five-star luxury environment which offers amazing career growth opportunities, professional training & development and provides a one-of-a-kind experience living and working in a tropical island paradise.

Your day to day

Are you a passionate apprentice looking to kick-start your culinary career? Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to be part of the culinary team at our award-winning luxury resort. Our apprenticeship program is designed for people who are committed to pursing a career in hospitality but would like to earn while they learn. You’ll get hands-on experience in the business of hospitality, world-class training from top professionals in the field, and incredible opportunities to put into practice what you’re learning in the classroom. Upon successful completion of your qualification, you can explore a world of possibilities with career pathway opportunities across one of the world’s largest and most respected hotel groups.  

Reporting to the Executive Chef, you will be a motivated person with a positive attitude and a keen interest to progress your culinary career. Working with us you will develop your skills by gaining exposure  to varying styles of kitchen operations and different styles of cuisine including Mediterranean, Modern Australian, Pan-Asian, Seafood and Cali-Mex. You will be supported by many experienced chefs whilst being involved daily in the preparation and production of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner services across our five different Food & Beverage outlets on island: giving you the opportunity to perfect your skills and gain exposure in a la carte, bistro, and fine dining operations.

What we need from you

We are looking for enthusiastic and professional team players who knows how to deliver great service and exceed guest expectations. To be successful you will need:

  • Passion and creativity for great food and drive to deliver excellent service as part of a multifaceted site.
  • Either currently enrolled as a second- or third-year apprentice or seeking to commence an apprenticeship program (Certificate III in Commercial Cookery).
  • Ability to work under pressure while maintaining a positive & professional manner.
  • The ability to take direction with the right attitude and an enthusiastic learner.

What we offer

  • Discounted On-site Accommodation with excellent staff facilities; pool, BBQ area, bar with a la carte dining (subject to availability), fresh meals prepared in our buffet style diner, gym, movie room, corner store and sports fields.


  • An exciting and ever-changing Staff Activities Calendar filled with an abundance of recreational activities such as tennis, yoga, pain and sip, hikes, markets and more. Plus, in your spare time you can explore the tropical Whitsundays and the incredible experiences it has to offer.


  • Extensive Career Development opportunities with dedicated onsite trainers and an abundance of professional development including casual multi-hire programs to learn and earn in other departments, skills training, and optional courses.


  • IHG Australia’s myBenefits program including paid birthday leave, wellbeing hub, employee room rates, service recognition celebrations & myPerks platform with an extensive list of lifestyle and retail discounts from over 400 of Australia and New Zealand’s most popular retailers.


How to Apply

Please visit our Careers Page for all details regarding living and working on Hayman Island at: or click the ‘Apply Now’ button.

We also invite you to learn more by following our social channels:

  • Facebook via @ICHIRcareers and Instagram via @ihg_australia_careers

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today and let's #GoFurtherTogether.

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