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Hilton Worldwide offers outstanding opportunities for university students to graduate into an exciting career opportunity in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

MEA Elevator Graduate General Manager Fast Track Program

This structured training program is designed to fast track you to run your own hotel within seven years. It is a rigorous and adventurous ground-up program that will rapidly elevate your skills in unique and memorable ways.

Graduates selected for the program experience two global placements that allow for exposure to many different departments, people and cultural backgrounds. You can expect an exciting learning curve, with opportunities to network with hotel leaders during meetings & dinners. Many “Elevators” build new relationships that result in valuable lifetime friendships.

Each of your placements as an Elevator will require you to take on an actual business project with bottom-line impact. You will have the chance to express your creative ideas while being supported by senior managers as you conduct feasibility studies, document your findings, and present your project to the hotel management team. Most of all, you will be recognized and rewarded for all of your hard work.

Elevators receive support from assigned buddies and mentors, as well as from other colleagues and General Managers. While you may find yourself in an unfamiliar place, you will never feel truly alone during your time with Hilton Worldwide.

The Hilton Worldwide Elevator Graduate Program is widely regarded as one of the best hotel training courses in the industry. To qualify, you will need a Bachelor’s degree, speak English plus one other MEA language fluently at the time of application (Arabic would be preferable). We are particularly keen to encourage applications from citizens of the MEA countries in which we operate.

You must also be willing to move to different cities and countries as part of this program, as well as have a strong and serious interest in becoming a General Manager. It can be a fantastic experience for anyone who is ready to work hard and enjoy the adventure.

Application Process

The MEA Hilton Worldwide Elevator Program is now closed for applications

Partner Schools

Hilton Worldwide works with The Prince Sultan College of Tourism and Business in Saudi Arabia to develop a hospitality curriculum to engage aspiring young Saudis to pursue a career in hospitality. We are also supporting the expansion of additional hotel schools through partnerships with the Jabal Omar Development Company and the General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training.

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