- Exhibits opportunities in hospitality
BY EDMOND ODOK, ABUJA – Transcorp Hilton Abuja has flagged-off Hilton Worldwide’s largest global career event, Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month
The initiative is part of Bright Blue Futures, a global program that encourages Hilton Team Members to donate their time and expertise to help young people pursuing professional development.
All through this month of May, the hotel is hosting series of events with the purpose of informing those looking for employment, including young people, about the exciting opportunities available to all in the hospitality industry.
On May 7, the hotel hosted a Career Fair dedicated to youth, to enable their interaction with Team Members and familiarize them with Hilton’s organizational culture globally.
A statement by the hotel said over 300 students from 15 secondary schools in Abuja participated at the Fair, adding that in attendance also were 45 young men and women currently taking part in a 4-week hospitality internship program in the hotel.
They also participated in a guided tour of the building, followed by a Departments Fair with professionals from all areas of activity at the hotel.
Through career speed networking, Team members shared advice on the skills and attributes participants need once they embark on their chosen careers.
Careers@Hilton Live events present a unique opportunity for Hilton Team Members to inspire and encourage those interested in the hospitality industry.
Speaking at the Forum, General Manager Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Kevin Brett said: “Young people continue to face challenging employment prospects, so it is more important than ever to make sure they receive information and advice about the options available and the skills and attributes they will need once they embark on their chosen careers.”
According to him; “We are passionate about raising awareness of the opportunities the hospitality industry offers and we are delighted to be doing this during the month of May when we are celebrating 100 Years of Hilton.”
Director of Human Resources, Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Omorinsola Sofola, also confirmed that; “The activities we have put in place for this year’s Careers@Hilton are a great way to engage and inspire the youth and we are delighted to be part of such a fantastic initiative.”
Sofola described Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month as part of Hilton Worldwide’s Open Doors commitment, aimed at positively impacting at least one million young people by 2019 as well as adequately prepare them to reach their full potential.