Life after graduation


Rob at his graduationLike me, many of you have reached the point in your life where you have recently graduated and are looking at various options open to you. You may have decided to go travelling, or want to use your degree and go straight into the world of work.

With the job climate as it is at the moment, there  is around two hundred graduates applying for each job vacancy advertised. How do you really stand out from the competition? And do you really want to put off applying for jobs for another year? Well I asked myself these very same questions three months ago, and decided to use the contacts I had collected through networking in my final year at university, to see if there were any internships available to gain some career specific work experience to add to my CV.

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Weetwood Hall proud partner of Yorkshire County Cricket Club – YCCC


We are delighted to welcome Yorkshire County Cricket Club, as we have recently joined their President’s Business Club and become their preferred hotel supplier.

Yorkshire CCC says “On behalf of YCCC, we are delighted Weetwood Hall have joined our President’s Business Club and become our official hotel supplier . With the longest staging agreement to hold international cricket involving England outside London we are hoping this can be the start of a long and hugely beneficial partnership for both parties.

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Weetwood Hall makes two new senior management appointments


Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel has made two new senior management appointments within its existing management team .

Deputy General Manager, Michael Longstaff will be promoted to General Manager of the Conference Centre & Hotel and General Manager Peter Chubb will be appointed to the new position of Development Director.

Both Michael and Peter will step into their new roles at the start of the new financial year in August 2012.

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Tips on what to do on the Jubilee Bank Holiday in Leeds!

 Bank holiday weekends are the best. It’s a time to relax, spend time with family & friends and for some of us a chance to get the kids out of the house.

With the Jubilee bank holiday quickly approaching (4th & 5th June), we thought we would give you some ideas on what to do, if visiting the vibrant city of Leeds during the Queen’s Jubilee. After all shouldn’t we all take advantage of having the Monday & Tuesday off work?

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Easter is in the air!

Easter is a special time for all of us. We get to spend some time with our families and indulge in some delicious Easter eggs. We also have the sun on our side, getting us in the right mood for the summer.

So to get you into the spirit we thought we would give you a little Easter treat with two delicious recipes by our very own Head Chef Jon Coxon.

Shetland Mussels in White Wine Sauce 

IngredientsMussels Recipe

  • 75kg/4lb of Shetland Mussels
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 15g or 1/2oz of salted butter
  • a bouquet garni of parsley, thyme and bay leaves
  • 100ml or 3 1/2 fl oz dry white wine
  • 120ml or 4fl oz double cream
  • handful of parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
  • Crusty bread to serve


  1. Wash the mussels under plenty of cold, running water.
  2. Discard any open mussels that won’t close when lightly squeezed.
  3. Give the mussels another quick rinse to remove any little pieces of shell.
  4. Soften the garlic and shallots in the butter with the bouquet garni, in a large pan for 2 minutes, make sure there is plenty of room for the mussels.
  5. Add the mussels along with the white wine, turn up the heat and cover.  Steam them open in their own juices for 3-4 minutes. Remember to give the pan a good shake every now and again.
  6. Remove the bouquet garni, add the cream and chopped parsley, and remove from the heat.
  7. Spoon into four large bowls and serve with lots of crusty bread.                                                                                                                       


Sticky Toffee Pudding 

Ingredients for the pudding                                                                    Sticky toffee pudding recipe

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