Dubai, 1 May 2013: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, today launched their second national graduate programme for high school graduates. The new “Jumeirah National Youth Program” is aimed at developing Jumeirah Group’s next generation business leaders.
In line with the UAE’s vision for 2013 as the year of Emiratisation, Jumeirah Group’s National Development team designed the National Youth Programme to give motivated UAE National high school graduates an opportunity to work with Jumeirah in a truly international environment.
Candidates will have the chance to join the one year training program where they will receive direct training and guidance from senior managers at Jumeirah. The graduates will spend the first three months with intensive courses at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management learning key business skills, after which they will be given training roles within a wide range of operational and commercial departments to learn how different parts of the business work. The training and exposure will include both theoretical and practical exercises. The graduates who join the programme must be under the age of 21 with less than two years of experience. On completion of the programme, candidates will be guaranteed a job within Jumeirah Group.
Ahmad Mohammed Al Kaitoob, Head of National Development commented on the launch of the new programme: “We are proud that Jumeirah Group hold the highest number of Emiratis working in the hotel industry, and we experienced a 41.2% increase in the number of Emiratis working in the company from 2010 to the end of 2012, we are fully committed to hiring, developing and retaining Emiratis who are keen to start a career in hospitality and tourism.”
In 2010 Jumeirah Group’s National Development team launched the inaugural National Graduate Development Programme which was the first national leadership programme launched in the UAE hotel industry.
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About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca; Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 364 7955
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com