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Hilton Worldwide promoting hospitality careers to young people

…itality Month is Hilton Worldwide’s largest ever global career event. Throughout May the company has been hosting over 600 events – including around 90 in the UK alone – to help inform those looking for employment, including young people, about the vast array of opportunities available to all in the hospitality industry. Here in the UK: o   Hilton Gatwick: The hotel hosted an event for 80 of this year’s apprentices from the Hilton…

ITP Members at Davos: “We will help reshape the world”

…king Point: Employment Opportunities and Work Inclusion. International Tourism Partnership (ITP) members Hilton Worldwide and Marriott have pledged to help ‘reshape the world’ with more inclusive employment opportunities for young people. Lack of information, misjudgement and preconception are the biggest barriers preventing young people from connecting to careers. Meeting at the World Economic Forum (WEF) event at Davos this week, CEOs of both…

Talking Point: Job opportunities for young people

…Perceptions of a Career in Travel & Tourism, revealing that in the UK and USA the industry is a bit misunderstood when it comes to young people contemplating careers. That said, travel and tourism is a major employer of young people around the world and whether a graduate, school leaver or unskilled the opportunities are inclusive and plentiful. Geoffrey and Martin help us unpick the problem… What are the barriers to promoting jobs in…

NH Hoteles offer job opportunities to young Spanish people at risk of exclusion

…de for young Spanish people at risk of exclusion. As part of the company’s “Up! For Opportunities” social action initiative, an international programme providing training and work experience at the group’s establishments for young people facing exclusion, NH Hoteles will offer a one-year employment contract for kitchen and front-of-house staff at a number of its hotels in Germany and Austria to five young people selected by Fundación Tomillo….

…ed young people around the world gain skills in hospitality, leading to secure employment. The agreement between ITP’s Youth Career Initiative and SOS Children’s Villages International aims to help thousands of disadvantaged young people develop the skills and connections they need to secure decent work. YCI (the Youth Career Initiative) and SOS Children’s Villages have agreed to scale-up their existing successful collaboration on youth…

Getting young people excited about a career in hospitality Hilton Worldwide has reinforced their global commitment to providing opportunities for young people by becoming a founder member of the White House First Job Compact. Hilton joined other leading American companies in the initiative which represents President Obama’s call-to-action for communities and businesses to help connect out-of-school, out-of-work Opportunity Youth ages 16 to 24…

Marriott International is one of many hotel groups which understand the best way to positively impact a destination is to invest in its young people. Having promised in 2015 to create 20,000 training opportunities for young people by 2020, Marriott has revealed that it has reached 40% of its target in just 12 months. The ambitious World of Opportunity programme has proved hugely successful over the last year. Since the commitment was made, more…

Joel (centre) with reps from Park Inn, Green Corridor and the young artists Heathrow Park Inn has kicked off their Responsible Business Action Month by unveiling an art work created by young people from the area. Add Colour to Lives is a responsible business project from Park Inn by Radisson hotels, focusing on helping at risk young people. The project launched in hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, working with acclaimed…

Talking Point: Introducing young people to tourism through GTTP

…and education choices. The GTTP works in 12 countries in Europe, Africa, East Asia, and North and South America. It serves some 450,000 students in more than 5,600 schools. 1. Can you summarize for me the aims GTTP? We reach young people before they leave their secondary schools, when they – and their parents – are starting to think about careers. We want them to know that Travel & Tourism offers many, many opportunities for bright,…

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