Accor launches traineeships for Indigenous talent

A new career pathway and development program will aim to attract young Indigenous people seeking to enter the hospitality sector.

Accor will target Indigenous youth to take part in its new hospitality program to foster emerging local talent.

The Accor Indigenous Hotel Traineeship has been designed in collaboration with community and higher education providers, including Yugambeh Regional Aboriginal Corporation Alliance and Busy at Work.

Accor Pacific COO Adrian Williams says the company’s commitment to the program goes beyond training and education.

“We offer our trainees infinite avenues for career development and growth, a culture of inclusivity that is open to all, and open pathways to travel and work around the world, while respecting and valuing individual personalities,” he says.

“Through this new traineeship program, we know we’ll secure incredible talent who will enjoy a rewarding career with Accor.

“This focus on personal capability development and pathways to leadership ensures Accor Indigenous team members have opportunities to grow and build meaningful careers over the long term.”

During a year-long traineeship, the participants – who are based in Southeast Queensland – will engage in on-the-job practical components with the theory being delivered by TAFE Queensland.

All trainees will gain experience in food and beverage, housekeeping and front office operations with the scheme expected to be rolled out across Australia in 2025.

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