Every graduating student has their own career dreams to follow and joining as a Management Trainee is certainly one of them. If you are among those who always aim high, a go-getter and an easy going person then leadership programs are made for you. Today in this post I will be sharing Best Graduate Programs For Hospitality candidates to jump-start their career.
Hotel chains and top-notch restaurants provide leadership programs for the recent graduate, tailored in such a way that it emerges a fresh talent to cope up with the responsibilities of a higher level manager. These graduate programs not only nurture the abilities of a candidate but also teach them how to handle a crisis and make the right decision at right time( well, making decisions is one of a quality that you have to acquire).
So without further ado, let’s get started with the post.
After the acquisition of Starwood into the Marriott family, this hotel company is reaching its new heights and setting milestones for others. Marriott provides the recent graduates a program of 12-18 months, named as Voyage Global Leadership Development Program.
Voyages an elite graduate program is provided in more than 50 countries. Voyagers are trained in such a way that they are going to prove themselves as leaders and successors for the company. An award-winning program where a graduate can specialize in these:
- Rooms Operations
- Food & Beverage Operations
- Revenue Management
- Human Resources
- Sales & Marketing
- Event Operations
- Event Planning
- Accounting & Finance
If you are interested in the Voyage Program then you may check whether the Marriott Group is coming to your school or not. If not then apply on your own, by viewing the latest Voyager’s vacancies here.
The Manager in Training Program is as intimidating as it sounds, available in the region of America, Asia- Pacific, Europe, Middle East and East Africa.
The Manager in Training (MIT) programme at Four Seasons is designed to give participants the tools they need to accelerate their careers and succeed as future leaders. In addition to operational exposure and training, MIT will be exposed to valuable management experiences and project work allocated a buddy and mentor and provided with feedback throughout the program.
If you have not from the listed colleges in the official website of Four Seasons, then don’t worry you can directly contact the property and ask them if they have any open positions.
As this program is mainly for the Newzealand and Australian Citizens, you may also check their career page for the MT programs at your region.
The GMT program is designed to complement tertiary qualifications during a year-long paid traineeship aimed at developing participants into a supervisory role within Accor. Each GMT undertakes two six-month placements in operational hotel departments. In addition to this practical experience, they must complete specific projects to increase knowledge and build their skills.
Applications are open to anyone who has completed a degree or diploma in hospitality, business or tourism, has at least 12 months of industry-related work experience and a willingness to relocate to regional areas of Australia if necessary. Accor has two intakes per year – June and December.
Having being spread in more than 5ooo locations, completing a leadership program from Hilton is more than just a challenge and it would lead the candidate for their own career development.
The purpose of MDP is two-fold:
- Provide qualified hospitality graduates with hands-on, accelerated training in all areas of hotel management and proficiency-oriented training in a selected area of specialization.
- Guarantee the future success of Hilton Worldwide by investing in the training and development of its potential future leaders.
MDP participants complete both a general rotation through all areas of hotel operations and a focused “discipline specialization” in his or her area of selected concentration. The entire Asia Pacific MDP takes approximately twelve to twenty-four months, with six to twelve months in general rotation and another six to twelve months in discipline specialization, which includes, but may not be limited to: Finance/Accounting, Food & Beverage, Front Office, Human Resources, Housekeeping, and Sales/Events. The intention of the MDP is to prepare new leaders for entry-level management placement within Hilton Worldwide in their areas of specialty upon completion of the training program.
To apply for Management Development Program, please visit Jobs.Hilton.com.
In order to make new hospitality leaders, Hyatt provides their Management Training Programs to students worldwide. Requirements for Management Trainees are as follows:
- A minimum of 12 months of relevant work experience
- Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Hospitality or related field
- Fluency in English, very good conversational skills in a second language
- Skills in the local language of the country
- Placement opportunities are subject to the appropriate visa being issued by the relevant authorities (for placements in the US, a continuous work authorization is required)
To apply for Hyatt’s Management Training Program you must apply from your school, they have their recruiting schedule on their website and you can take a note when they are coming to your school.
InterContinental Hotel Group has created milestones for the industry with their service standards and they have more than 5100 hotels in 100 different countries. IHG provides its graduate programs in three segments:
Future Leaders- Europe
Future Leaders- Greater China
Future Leaders- AMEA
In Europe, they provide a 2-year program in 5 different specializations. 2 in operations( Rooms Division and F&B) and 2 specializations in administration i.e Revenue Management and Finance and 2 corporate opportunities.
Corporate- Distribution & Commercial Marketing
Corporate- Europe Operations Support
In Greater China, they provide a program that lasts 12 -18 months in which the graduates spend their first 4-6 months learning how do the operations work, next 4-6 months choosing a specialization for supervisory level experience with last 4-6 months working as a leader on a project.
Future Leaders AMEA provides a comprehensive 2-year program focusing on 2 specializations Rooms and Food & Beverage.
To join their Graduate programs keep an eye on their website and our facebook page as well, Facebook.com/CareerPolice.
Wyndham’s Manager in Training opportunities include:
- Guest Service Manager in Training
- Housekeeping Manager in Training
With over 8,000 hotels under 20 brands spanning 153 countries on six continents, this management training program can give you a fast track leadership management skills.
Wyndham Leadership Development Program is just going to be announced in the month of October 2017, so be sure to keep an eye on their website.
If you want to explore Asia at it’s best then, Banyan Tree Hotel Group will be one of the best options, with having a great reach in mostly Asian Countries including some in Morocco, Seychelles, UAE, Vietnam, Mauritius, Mexico, and Maldives.
They have their own academy through which every candidate is assessed a.k.a Banyan Tree Management Academy. After completing their program successfully one can land as an Assistant Manager at one of their property.
Their main requirements for a Management Trainee are as follows:
- Have at least one-year hotel work experience or in a related industry.
- Pass the regular recruitment process including interviews.
- Note that other criteria will depend on the country and hotel capacity.
Mandarin Oriental offers two programs for the recent graduates namely:
Rooms Management Development Programme
An 18-month intensive development programme with rotation across a number of Rooms Division departments with programme participants taking on increasing levels of responsibility.
Food & Beverage Management Development Programme
A 12-month intensive development programme with placements in 3 different areas of our Food and Beverage department at levels of increasing responsibility.
Mostly they hire through their partner schools but contacting the property in which you’re interested in would work as well.
Shangri-La Corporate Trainee Program trains a graduate for 16 months with specialization either in Rooms or Food & Beverage.
The selected candidates are given orientation and cross-exposure to the hotel by their own, Shangri-La Academy. Thereafter one can choose specialization will get on-job-training on their preferred specialization. The last phase includes leading the team as in the target role.
To apply for Shangri-la Corporate Trainee Programs, graduates can send their CV and cover letter to [email protected]
A brand of Accor Hotels Group, Fairmont is one the best-recognized luxury hotels in the world and their programs are as reputable as they are.
Fairmont gives a commitment to develop top hospitality talents into the leaders of tomorrow. Their program is one of the best in the industry and having a presence in North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East, India, and Asia-Pacific, it makes Fairmont best to choose for the own development as well as for career advancement of a graduate.
Fairmont timely advertises opportunities for graduates on their website and they can also be approached by email or phone.
When it is a talk about Hospitality, Hong Kong can’t be left behind. As one the leader in tourism Hong Kong can be a city to start your career at its best and Swire Hotels gives you an opportunity to do that.
Swire Hotels recruit Management Trainees each year for their hotels in Hong Kong and China. They provide 18 months hands-on experience where the candidate will have the opportunity to complete their training either in Guest Experience or in Restaurants & Bars.
I know there are few more prestigious programs that have not been included, I will update this post afterward to make sure that hospitality graduates are getting help from this blog. If you know about some program then please comment and I will love to add those to the list.