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Jumeirah launches career development programme

Dubai-based luxury hotel and hospitality management company Jumeirah Group has launched a new fast-track career development programme for high-achieving students from leading hospitality and management degree programmes as well as existing Jumeirah colleagues.

Dubai-based luxury hotel and hospitality management company Jumeirah Group has launched a new fast-track career development programme for high-achieving students from leading hospitality and management degree programmes as well as existing Jumeirah colleagues.

‘Aspiro' aims to offer participants fast-track career progression within Jumeirah, and takes candidates through intensive coaching sessions, development opportunities and industrial placements within Jumeirah properties worldwide.

Aspiro's Corporate Trainee Programme was launched in 2007 in the Gulf region, and Jumeirah recently welcomed its first seven successful applicants. The new recruits, from countries including Norway, the Philippines and as far away as Canada, commenced the programme in March, with placements at the group's various Dubai properties.

As part of the new programme, Jumeirah is also actively recruiting Arabic speakers and nationals from top universities and institutions throughout the UAE.

May Fellores, a Jumeirah employee who progressed from the position of guest service executive to assistant manager, commented:

"I have been working for Jumeirah for almost four years. With Aspiro, my future seems even brighter, and the opportunities that are now available will help further enrich my life as a hotelier."

Jumeirah Group chief executive Guy Crawford added: "Jumeirah Group is a rapidly expanding brand. We are excited about offering our Aspiro participants a fantastic combination of leadership instruction and hands on training in our world renowned luxury hotels.

"We also offer candidates cross-exposure to our properties and academic learning opportunities via The Emirates Academy...as well as access to an internationally experienced management team."

Crawford concluded: "I am fully committed to this new fast track career development programme and look forward to welcoming and working with the future leaders of our company."

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