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Frequently asked questions


Below is a list of our frequently asked questions which may help with your career at Torridon.

Where will i live?

We have accommodation across the resort and depending on your position as a junior team member you will be allocated a single or shared-room in the staff house.

Senior staff have their own en-suite room, shared flat or single flat.

See your lodgings

What happens once I apply?

We will be in touch to arrange a Skype interview and request you fill in our application form.

How can I prepare for the recruitment process?

Look at our website, check out our location, read through the job description, prepare questions that are important to you.

How many staff members are employed in Torridon?

We have approximately 25 seasonal and 25 permanent staff, so plenty of like-minded people to make friendships with that will last a lifetime.

What is involved in Staff Training?

We run a comprehensive in-house training program to bring you up to speed on how we do things at The Torridon.

We have chosen you because of your skills and experience – now let us explain The Torridon ethos and how life at the resort works.

What are the working hours?

The working hours all depend on what position you are applying for, however you can expect to work between 9 and 10 hours a day. Shift patterns vary depending on what department you are working in and can be a combination of early starts, late finishes and split shifts. Please remember this is the service industry and as such you will be required to work longer hours as and when required.

Are there further career opportunities within Torridon after the season?

The Torridon is a growing business with a great passion for the industry and the people who work within it. If you like hard work and making a difference to how people enjoy their well earned holidays then there could be further opportunities available. Just talk to us during the season and we’ll see how we can work together in the future.

Can I use the resort's facilities?

We encourage you to use the resorts activities facilities during your time off to try something new or improve on skills you’ve already got. This is always, however, at the discretion of our Activities Manager and guests will always come first. You will, on occasion, be invited to visit the resort’s restaurant and bars, where you will receive a discount on food. Whenever you are in the resort, whether working or not, you are representing The Torridon and therefore need to be respectful and presentable. Anyone deemed to be behaving inappropriately could find themselves leaving.

Do I need to bring my own towels and bed linen?

We will provide all bed linen and towels, leaving you plenty of room in your suitcase!

Are there shops near the Staff Accommodation?

There is a local shop in the village which is reasonably priced. However, you might want to make the most of having access to a car on your day off and visit a larger supermarket such as Tesco, which have better prices. Tesco also deliver to the village twice a week.

What is there to do outside of work?

Keep Fit, climb mountains, join the local gym, visit the local cafes, go to Inverness for the day.

Relax and rest and re-charge the ‘batteries’.

What are staff meals like?

Catering for over 50 people can be a daunting task, however we have a very skilled team who provide delicious and nutritious meals, twice a day. Please inform us of any food allergies before coming to Torridon.

What uniform do I wear during work hours?

Uniform does vary slightly according to what position you have been employed for. Some uniform is provided and you will also be expected to provide some of your own. We will advise on what you need to bring with you.

Uniform is only to be worn at work and if you are off-duty but in the resort you will need to be dressed accordingly.

How long is the season?

Our main season runs from April through to October, with June, July and August being our peak period. We close Mon & Tue in the winter months and also the whole month of January.

What if I can't make the start of the season?

If you can’t join us for the whole season we still want to hear from you.

Do I need a work permit?

Please ensure you are eligible to work in Scotland for the full length of the season before applying. You will need a UK passport or valid visa/pre-settled status. For more information please visit the Scottish Government website

Can I go home during the season?

If you are employed for the full season, you can request holiday, however this cannot always be guaranteed. For those joining us for the peak season only, you will be unable to take holiday during this short period. We are of course sympathetic in an emergency and will treat such cases on an individual basis.

What benefits do you offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • Individual on-site training
  • Personal development
  • Career opportunities
  • Gratuities
  • Live in accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on a daily basis
  • Access to all activities
  • Discounts on food