We’re with you. On every step of your career journey
Your Journey at Haven!

At Haven we are committed to giving every single one of our team the opportunity to learn and grow in their role and the tools to grow that into a career. On joining our team, we have a range of tools and learning and development opportunities designed to allow you to develop, thrive, feel more engaged and be happy in your role.

Come on this journey with us – you deserve the opportunity of a lifetime!

Your first 90 days

We believe in giving every single team member a warm welcome and a great experience from your first day. So, if you’re new team to the business you will take part in our first 90 days induction and Warm Welcome.

Career Development

Whether you are looking to develop skills in your role or looking to progress through promotion we have the programme to fit you…

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The Skills Academy

This gives you all the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in your role. It includes job specific workshops, culture training and how to be safe and secure and sets you up to give every guest and holiday homeowner the experience and holiday they deserve. If you want to take that next step in to your next role it will ensure you are prepared.

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The Leadership Academy

This delivers everything you need to take the next step in your career. Whether you want to add depth to your career through professional qualifications or progress through promotion our leadership academies  are here to help you develop.

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Apprenticeships & Professional Qualifications

These are available to all team and designed to support you with the skills and knowledge you need to develop yourself as an individual while using you new knowledge at work.

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Digital On Demand Learning

You might just have a thirst for knowledge and want to learn more about building rapport or problem solving. That’s where our Powerskills training comes in. You have access to 100’s of digital learning playlists deigned to upskill you in the behaviours and skills you need to be most effective. They range from bite size 5-minute digital sessions to more in-depth longer sessions.

We take a blended approach to our learning - whether it’s digital, classroom, remote and we partner with some of the best in the industry.

Whatever your background, your role, your ambition or learning style we want to help you realise your potential.

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Find out more about our team’s Careers Journeys
Darren Hiscock - General Manager at Riviere Sands
"So many wonderful experiences have helped my career development, and I’ve benefitted from the support of some truly wonderful leaders."
Maz Howard - General Manager at Wild Duck
"I’ve been General Manager at Wild Duck Holiday Park since 2016, but started my career with Haven in 2002 as a seasonal part time Receptionist in Holiday Sales."
Mateusz Dolata - Head of Food and Beverage at Church Farm
"Eleven years ago I made the most important decision of my life: I decided to permanently move to the UK. I spoke only basic English,I had no friends or family near me – and I took my first ever job as a fish fryer in Hafan y Môr."
Eunice Mendonca Pereira - People Administrator at Wild Duck
"My first year with Haven was 2005, 17 years ago! I started as a seasonal team member working part-time with the Holiday Experience team."
Yamila Rodriguez - Head of Activities & Leisure at The Orchards
"I’m originally from Argentina and I’ve been living In the UK for eight years now. I started my journey with Haven in September 2018, and I was the first team member to join Haven as a designate Activities and Leisure Manager."
Rachel Simkin - Head of Experience at Little Sea
"I’m currently Head of Experience at Littlesea Holiday park, and this is my tenth season! I started at Rockley Park as a Bar Team Member and I clearly remember my very first day which was, of course, A Breath of Fresh Air culture training."
Eric Sharrad - Holiday Home Advisor at Church Farm
"I’m a Holiday Home Sales Advisor at Church Farm, and a great example of how a career at Haven can take you across departments. I started as a Lifeguard and Sports Coach back in 2011. Now in my 11th season, I’ve done almost everything but cut the grass!"
Cally Hart - People Administrator at Combe Haven
"I’ve been with Haven since 2019, and I’m currently the People Administrator at Combe Haven. This is my first role with Haven, and the opportunities to grow and learn have been fantastic!"
Sam Sharples - Park and Finance Safety Administrator at Wild Duck
"I am now in my 14th year with Bourne Leisure, the last seven of which have been with Haven. My very first role was as a Lifeguard at Butlins Minehead way back in 1999; I’m now Park and Finance Safety Administrator at Haven Wild Duck."
Michaela McDonald - General Manager at Far Grange
"I joined Haven in July 2011 after graduating from University. My first park was Hafan y Môr, where I joined the Holiday Experience team."
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