Emaar launches hunt for ‘world’s greatest hospitality talent’

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Emaar Hospitality group has announced its hunt for its ‘world’s greatest hospitality talent’. The group will conduct a worldwide search to identify talented young people interested in the hospitality sector. The competition is open to candidates below the age of 26 from anywhere in the world and hold a bachelor’s degree from any discipline. The competition aims to identify and nurture the most talented individual for a senior position through a three-year all-expenses paid programme.

“With the guest profile changing and a new generation of travellers and entrepreneurs demanding new hospitality experiences, it is important to have youthful thinking and young leaders, who can lead the industry to the next era. This unique initiative aims to open doors to learn about the industry from the experts and build a rewarding career in a managerial role. At Emaar Hospitality Group, we embrace diversity and encourage talents from any background to apply,” said Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group.

Candidates can apply online by submitting a personal video. Eight candidates will be short-listed and invited to Dubai in July for a one-week casting that will combine traditional and innovative selection techniques. The casting centre will evaluate the short-listed candidates for their personality, creativity, innovative approaches and genuine passion for the industry. The one will emerge as the winner – ‘the world’s greatest hospitality talent’ – will undergo a three-year training under Emaar Hospitality Group’s senior leaders and work across the board.

The position will be based in Dubai and the selected candidate will take part in a comprehensive development programme. The winner will also receive remuneration as per industry standards including housing, transport allowance, and other perks. In the role of interim general manager, she/he will work across diverse aspects by shadowing the CEO and senior managers, and will pursue a fully-funded executive MBA programme in Dubai.