IHG Unveils UK Part Of Its Global Recruitment Process
Written by Geoff Newman on 2/24/2012
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the British element of its worldwide recruitment drive, with plans to create 3,000 new jobs in the UK in the next three years, with 1,100 of those to be made before the end of 2012.
A recruitment drive is being launched immediately for the new staff, and the company will also open a hospitality training academy in London in partnership with Newham College.
The company’s chief executive, Richard Solomons, announced the recruitment plans at the opening of the Holiday Inn London Stratford City, next to the Olympic Park in East London. Holiday Inn is part of the IHG family of brands and is also the official hotel provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Mr Solomons said that the hospitality industry offered a wide range of varied recruitment opportunities that made for clear and exciting career paths.
“We’re pleased to be working with our hotel owners to create jobs and training opportunities in the UK at this time,” he said. “The IHG Academy programme allows us to join with local education bodies in the UK and around the world to provide real-life skills and enhance employment prospects for local people.”
The company currently employs around 15,000 people in its 275 UK hotels, with approximately 24 per cent of them aged between 18 and 24.