2017 Elevator Graduate Programme - Middle East & Africa

29 Nov 2016
27 Dec 2016
Bjorn Olthof
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Middle East, Turkey & Africa Elevator Programme (all placements will be located in MEA)

What is the aim of the Programme?

The Elevator General Manager programme aims to develop a group of talented, internationally mobile people and fast track them to General Management positions within 5-8 years of starting the Programme.

What will I do?

Elevator consists of an 18-month training programme which encompassess two international 9-month placements. During your placements, you will combine operational, all-round experience working in the 4 main hotel business areas of Operations, Business Development, Human Resources and Finance. You will also participate in off-the-job training and have business driven projects to complete.

During Elevator your progress is constantly assessed, so you always know how you are developing. As the programme is so flexible, it will take into account all training that you have had to date and build on it, rather than making you repeat things unnecessarily.

Where will I be?

The location of your placements will depend on availability and the languages you speak.

When will I start?

The 2017 MEA Elevator Program starts on 01 September 2017.

Learning & Development:

During your 18-month training you will take part in four residential courses. As an Elevator participant you will also have access to the Hilton Worldwide University, our on-line learning and development tool, through which you can complete e-learning courses, learn a language on-line and make use of our on-line business library.

Support all the Way:

Elevator participants are supported throughout their career progression with the Elevator Mentoring Programme where senior managers within Hilton take on the role of Mentors.

Are you someone who is Smart? Passionate? Ambitious?

These are the questions that we ask any potential candidate before they apply to the Elevator Programme.

There are also four main criteria for the General Manager's Programme:

1. You must have a Bachelors Degree or equivalent (preference will be given to individuals with hospitality-related experience)
2. You must speak, read and write English and one other local MEA language fluently (Arabic and Turkish would be preferable)
3. You must ideally be able to work within MEA and Turkey. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from citizens of the MEA countries in which we operate
4. You must have the desire to become a General Manager

Please also note that as an internal candidate, you must have approval from your Regional Director of HR to apply for this programme and currently hold a non supervisory level position. We already have a number of fantastic internal management development programmes for team members of supervisory level or above.