Heather Steven - Assistant Murraypark Hotel Manager
"After graduating with a HND Hospitality Management, I moved from Glasgow to Crieff for a full time job in the Banqueting and Events team. The B&E team gave me experience of running large functions and taught me about the attention to detail required in a 4 star setting. After 7 months, I moved to the Murraypark Hotel for a different experience, which gave me the opportunity to be trained in Reception, Bar, Restaurant and Housekeeping. A Supervisory position became available after one month in my new job, and as I had already attended the Supervisory 6 week course and was trained in Leadership Styles and Appraisal Skills so I decided to go for it. Since these had given me confidence in dealing with staff and guests, I felt I was ready progress my career. I was Supervisor for under a year when the Assistant Manager position became available, and I jumped at this next opportunity as I knew I developed so much since being made a Supervisor.
What can I say about the last 2 years? I've gained so much knowledge and skills and my confidence has grown immensely. At the Murraypark Hotel, it's a small team, and we support each other, so there's great camaraderie. Many of our guests are repeat customers. We get the chance to really chat and make friends. It's a personal experience and I can make
sure guests have a great time with us. There's such a variety to every day: every day's a fresh challenge.
Crieff's a small community and I've got to know many of the local people. As well as that, I've also made a lot of close friends among the staff. When I told people I was leaving Glasgow to
work in Crieff they thought I was mad. Why would I go from a city to a small village? I moved for a job, and it's turned out to be great for me, both professionally and personally."
Fred Mason - HR Administrator
"I feel part of a great team that is achieving results. If you are prepared to work hard, show initiative and can get on well with other people, then the Hydro is as good as it gets. The Hydro has been good to me, and good for me."
Geoff Morrison - Marketing Manager
"I get to use my degree, be creative and really enjoy the job as it is such a varied role- no two days are ever the same. If you want to make a difference and are willing to work hard, there are plenty of opportunities available within the company".