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Tue, 30 November 2021

Year13 to Help Accor Recruit 1,200 People in Australia

(30 Nov 2021)  Accor has partnered with Year13, one of Australias largest digital platforms for high school leavers, to inspire young Australians to explore the many career opportunities within the hospitality industry.

Activated through a variety of social media, video and editorial content pieces on Year13 channels, the partnership aims to inspire and support Gen Z to consider meaningful and rewarding careers that fit within their passions.

Year13 Co-Founder, Will Stubley, said, Our purpose is to improve the health and happiness of all young Australians, and part of that means connecting them with meaningful and rewarding careers that fit within their broader life goals. We are so excited to partner with Accor to inspire Gen Z to enter an industry that is thriving back to life as Australia re-opens. The opportunity to identify, inspire and train the next generation of hospitality professionals aligns with our purpose to connect Gen Z to all the options available after high school and beyond.

Daniel Grech in the kitchen of the Pullman Sydney Airport Hotel. Click to enlarge.
Daniel Grech in the kitchen of the Pullman Sydney Airport Hotel

To attract young Australians and nurture them into the leaders of tomorrow, Accor has redesigned its talent attraction strategy and launched Work Your Way at Accor earlier this month. The program includes:

Same Day Hire: Accor has introduced a new same day hire process for frontline roles, such as food and beverage attendants, receptionists and housekeeping attendants to simplify and fast track the hiring process. Put simply, a candidate can walk or phone in, be hired, and start working all on the very same day.

Flexible Working for All: Accor's new policy ensures greater flexibility is available to all employees.

Personalised Work Perks: Each hotel now offers a selection of additional perks personalised by their location and team preference, including travel allowances, birthday leave and sabbaticals.

Open Pathways to Travel and Work Around the Pacific: There is now greater opportunity to work and travel your way around Accor properties in the Pacific region than ever before.

Career Development: Accor Academy, Accors training academy, supports every employees career development with easy access to qualifications, practical skills and leadership programs.

Accor is currently recruiting for more than 1,200 new career opportunities at most of its 340 hotels across Australia.

Earlier this year, Accor launched its Accor Internship Program, which works with 22 hospitality institutions across Australia and New Zealand to provide fully paid on the job training for 100 students. And, for two decades, the Accor Indigenous Programs have been a talent initiative playing a key role in empowering indigenous success within Australias hospitality industry.

Accor Pacific Senior Vice President Talent & Culture, Sarah Derry, said, Through our partnership with Year13, we are hoping to lure great young talent to our workforce that will enrich the tourism industrys future forever. It allows us to harness Year13s purposeful, influential and trusted connection with young Australians to highlight the many opportunities for collaboration, creativity, and fast-tracked career pathways at Accor. We pride ourselves on our multi-generational workforce and we see Gen Z as a highly impactful generation with an extremely important voice.

Accor brands across Australia include Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swisstel, Mvenpick, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Novotel, Mercure, Tribe, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget.

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