IHG hosts training programme for young hospitality talent to push Emiratisation

Students engaged in a series of interactive sessions, challenges and job shadowing

Students also got to interact with IHG personnel within the hotel and the corporate office
Students also got to interact with IHG personnel within the hotel and the corporate office

The InterContinental Hotels Group hosted an educational event for high school students as part of its ‘True Hospitality for Good’ programme. Aimed at supporting young talent in the industry, the group partnered with INJAZ Al-Arab.

More than 30 students from Greenwood JSD Academy in Dubai participated in the event.

The first part of this partnership ‘IHG First Look’ is a learning and job shadowing initiative which is being hosted by the group in a number of markets across the world.

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Students engaged in a series of interactive sessions, challenges and job shadowing to gain a better understanding of the hospitality sector and the career opportunities that the industry has to offer.

They also got to interact with IHG personnel within the hotel and the corporate office.

Speaking at the event, Anna-Maria Dreesen-El Achcar, VP, HR, India Middle East and Africa & global luxury talent, IHG said: “As part of our commitment to support Emiratisation, we are proud to collaborate with INJAZ Al-Arab, the MENA regional office of Junior Achievement Worldwide, who are dedicated to giving Arab youth the knowledge and skills they need to plan their professional future. The event showcased the vast opportunities that exist in this sector to the next generation of hoteliers.

“The UAE’s hospitality sector is booming and we want to accelerate Emiratisation by making a career in this sector more appealing and attractive to the youth. We were encouraged by the talent, motivation and passion of the students today and hope to see some of them return as employees in the future.” she added.

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