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? You will start
with an initial 18-month training that consists of
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
trainings 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 but personal preference is taken
into account wherever possible.
When will I start? If you are successful
you will start the programme in September 2012.
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 General Manager's Programme:
- You must have a Bachelors Degree or equivalent (preference will be given to a Hospitality degree and/or experience within the Hospitality industry
- You must speak, read and write English and one other European language fluently (this includes Russian and Turkish)
- You must be able to work within the EEA (European Economic Area including Switzerland)
- You must have the desire to become a General Manager
Applications for the Europe Elevator 2012 programme have now closed. If you have already applied, please note that we will now be reviewing applications and will contact you in due course.
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 for a fast-track career
to becoming a General Manager. 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.