Young people are craving jobs with greater flexibility and the ability to experience working in multiple regions and countries, according to new research from International Youth Foundation, in partnership with Hilton (No. 30 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list).
Enhanced internships and apprenticeships, and the option to volunteer or work towards a mission, are among the most sought after attributes of a role, the survey of people aged 16-24 found. Nearly one in five (17%) young people surveyed are considering hospitality as a top three career choice.
"Young people want more than just a traditional job - whether it is international career expansion opportunities, world class training programs or volunteering towards a wider social and environmental cause," said Ben Bengougam, Senior Vice President, HR, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Hilton.
"There is a global crisis of youth unemployment and we are committed to highlighting the opportunities in hospitality. Careers@Hilton Week events are a unique opportunity for Hilton to inspire job seekers about careers in the hospitality industry, and to support them by providing guidance on the skills that are vital to succeed in the workplace and beyond."
Careers@Hilton Week, which took place May 15-21, is Hilton's annual global career event showcasing the many opportunities available in the hospitality industry for young people and other job seekers. Hilton hotels and corporate offices around the globe are hosted hundreds of events to inspire young people about the exciting and diverse career opportunities in the hospitality industry.
Careers@Hilton Week events ranged from CV clinics to networking, as well as presentations from current Team Members about their career paths in hospitality.
This initiative is part of Hilton's Open Doors commitment, which aims to positively impact at least one million young people by 2019 by connecting them to opportunities in the hospitality industry, preparing them to reach their full potential or directly employing them.
(Originally published on onrec)