Emaar launches global hunt for 'world's greatest hospitality talent'

Eight candidates will be short-listed and invited to Dubai in July for a one-week casting


Keeping an eye out for the next generation of hospitality talent, Emaar Hospitality Group has launched a global initiative to scout for the 'World's Greatest Hospitality Talent' who will work with its team in Dubai.

The competition is open to candidates below the age of 26 from anywhere in the world, and the talent scouting competition aims to identify and nurture the most talented individual for a senior position through a three-year all-expenses paid programme.

Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: "With the guest profile changing and a new generation of travellers and entrepreneurs demanding new hospitality experiences, it is important to have youthful thinking and young leaders, who can lead the industry to the next era. This unique initiative aims to open doors to learn about the industry from the experts and build a rewarding career in a managerial role. At Emaar Hospitality Group, we embrace diversity and encourage talents from any background to apply."

Candidates can apply online by submitting a personal video here. Eight candidates will be short-listed and invited to Dubai in July for a one-week casting that will combine traditional and innovative selection techniques.

A casting centre will evaluate the short-listed candidates for their personality, creativity, innovative approaches and genuine passion for the industry but only one of them will emerge as the winner - 'the world's greatest hospitality talent' - who will undergo a three-year training under Emaar Hospitality Group's senior leaders and work across the board.

According to the release, the winning candidate must be below 26 years old and hold a bachelor's degree from any discipline, when the training commences in September 2018. The position will be based in Dubai and the selected candidate will take part in a comprehensive development programme. The winner will also receive remuneration as per industry standards including housing, transport allowance, and other perks. In the role of interim general manager, she/he will work across diverse aspects by shadowing the CEO and senior managers, and will pursue a fully-funded executive MBA programme in Dubai.

Emaar Hospitality Group has 11 operational hotels and three serviced residences in Dubai under Address Hotels + Resorts; the upscale lifestyle Vida Hotels and Resorts; and the midscale Rove Hotels, and several upcoming projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey and Maldives.

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