Seasonal work – Collett’s Mountain Holidays
Many thanks for your interest in working with us!
This site aims to bring to life the day to day experience of working a season with Collett’s in the beautiful Italian Dolomites. It is essential you study this site in detail (and our main site at colletts.co.uk) before making an application. Working in one of the world’s most spectacular alpine environments might turn out to be one of the most cherished experiences of your life, but only if you fully understand what we expect of you on a day to day basis.
What do Collett’s Mountain Holidays do?
Collett’s is a small, independent holiday specialist, offering half-board, bed &breakfast and self-catering accommodation in five of Europe’s most stunning mountain ranges: The Italian Dolomites, the Austrian Alps, and in Spain, the Pyrenees, Picos de Europa and the Sierra Tejeda. People come with us to walk at high and medium level altitude, for the alpine flora, to try other more adventurous alpine activities or just to relax in alpine splendour. For more information about our product go to www.colletts.co.uk
What are our guests like?
On the whole our guests are easygoing and united by a passion of the mountains. In the main, they are British, from all walks of life and across a wide age range. They come mainly as couples, but also as groups of friends or families (sometimes with children), walking clubs or individuals. In recent years, we have built up a much valued ‘Repeat &Recommended’ clientele, which represents more than 60% of the 3000 visitors we welcome each summer.
Who and what are we looking for?
Each year we recruit people to join our resort teams on a seasonal basis. Ideally, you will be available from early/mid-May to the beginning of October for the summer season, and from late November until mid April for the winter season. You must have a love of the outdoors, a genuine interest in (and enthusiasm for) new areas and the ability to contribute positively to a team environment. More importantly, you must enjoy people, as these are all hospitality jobs which we offer. A polite, sociable and obliging character is essential. Collett’s is justly proud of the outstanding quality of its past resort teams and we owe much of our success to their hard work, attention to detail and, most of all, their friendly and engaging characters. If you are the type of person who naturally enjoys the company of others and enjoys looking after people, whether as a cook or walking companion, then read on. See what we offer our guests here.
Jobs available with Collett’s
Each of the following jobs has a page on this site to explain in more detail what it is all about. Please look at these in detail before contacting us again. Each season we need the following:
- Walk Organisers – Summer
- Resort Artists – Summer
- Chalet Hosts (Cooks & Chefs) – Summer & Winter
(Italian,Spanish or German Speaking, absolute fluency not essential) Summer &Winter
- Resort Managers
(Italian, Spanish or German Speaking a bonus but not essential) Summer & Winter
- Ski Host/Walk Organiser – Winter
How to apply for a seasonal job with Collett’s
We hope very much that we are still of interest to you and if so, please do not hesitate to contact us.
As we receive such a high volume of interest in these jobs we would ask you in the first instance to apply online, after reading this site, by answering a number of quick questions and attaching a few bits and pieces of information.
In pictures – Seasonal work with Collett’s Mountain Holidays
My planned Dolomites holiday broke down on the Friday and one of my work colleagues, Morag Ferguson, suggested to phone Collett's on Saturday morning as she was very impressed with Collett's. My flight was for the next day (Sunday) but nothing was too much trouble and miraculously my holiday was organised in no time.
The booking was effortless and on arrival the staff at the Haus Valentin were extremely helpful, friendly and very easy to get on with on walks and definitely made the holiday. The walks were well thought out and there was plenty of choice of via ferrata for those interested.