On-the-job training will be provided to 100 students at 22 hotel education and training institutions across Australia under a new fully paid internship program introduced by Accor.
The program is part of a major new recruitment campaign launched by the hotel giant, which aims to fill 1,000 positions in almost all of its 400 hotels in Australia and New Zealand to ensure that customer service standards are being exceeded as domestic passenger volumes continue to grow.
Successful candidates for the postulated internship places in educational institutions will also receive, in addition to a salary, travel allowances and a range of social benefits, as well as the opportunity for students to receive training in the real world and improve their skills with a number of clients. facing roles in food and beverage, operations and administration.
Accor Pacific CEO Simon McGrath said the hospitality industry has a bright future, with customers saying they are confident they will travel again.
“This is an opportunity to create dramatic positive change by attracting great talent that will forever enrich the future of our industry,” said McGrath.
“We believe we have a responsibility to identify, inspire and train people to become the next generation of hoteliers. We will take this opportunity to advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion, bringing people into our industry with a wide range of interests, backgrounds and experiences. [and] people with different perspectives of all cultures, races, religions, genders and age groups, because the more diverse the experiences and skills of our teams, the better the results.
Building on the new recruitment campaign, Accor has also launched a new “Work Your Way” initiative which will provide career development and support to staff as part of its in-house training academy.