What is the aim of the
Programme? The Elevator Commercial Operations
programme aims to develop a group of talented, internationally
mobile people and fast track them to Commercial Operations
Managers within 5-8 years of starting the programme.
What will I do? Your Commercial
Operations training starts with a 4-month hotel placement
where you will experience working in Front Office,
Conference and Events, Reservations/Yield and Sales.
This allows you to have a fundamental understanding
of our hotel operation and how commercial operations
impacts on our business
The following fourteen months of the training will
be divided into two 7 month international placements
based in corporate and hotel locations gaining experience
and skills in 2 of the 5 distinct areas of: Sales,
Revenue, E-Commerce, Marketing and
Commercial Development. You will also participate in
off-the-job trainings and have business driven projects
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 the 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 but personal preference is taken
into account wherever possible.
When will I start? If you are successful
you will start the programme in September 2008.
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
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
Support all the Way: Elevator participants
are supported throughout their career progression with
the Elevator Mentoring Programme where senior managers
within Hilton Worldwide 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 Commercial Operations Programme:
- You must have a Bachelors Degree or equivalent
- You must speak, read and write English and one other language fluently
- You must be able to work within the EEA (European Economic Area, including Switzerland)
- You must have a desire to become a Commercial
How Do I apply? For full details
on the application process and how to apply please click
So….. being part of a programme
like Elevator with its truly international dimension
and so many different learning experiences
means you will be more than ready to take advantage
of significant career opportunities within our Commercial
Operations team after only eighteen months. Ultimately,
your rise to a senior management position will be based
on your own achievements, but if you've got what it
takes, we'll back you all the way to the top.