Jumeirah launches innovative programme to attract UAE National Future Leaders

August 12, 2014 3:55 pm

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has launched an innovative new programme to train and fast track UAE Nationals to become Jumeirah’s Hotel Managers of the future.

The pioneering plan supports and encourages His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s “Dubai Vision of Tourism 2020,” and will help prepare Jumeirah Group for Expo 2020. The programme offers UAE Nationals the opportunity to join a five-year fast-track plan incorporating on-the-job learning which will eventually enable them to lead a hotel team.

Jumeirah Group President and CEO Gerald Lawless said: “Jumeirah, the leading employer of UAE nationals in the hotel sector, is proud to present the UAE Future Leaders Programme, which aims to increase the number of UAE National General Managers and senior executives. This programme endorses the commitment of Dubai Holding, Jumeirah’s parent company, to develop high-potential UAE Nationals into leadership positions and offer them attractive careers in Dubai’s dynamic travel, tourism and hospitality industry. By having more UAE national senior executives, Jumeirah and Dubai Holding support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the targets which His Highness has set for tourism 2020.”

The first three years will immerse the participant into full hotel operations and support functions after which they will attend an internationally recognised General Managers Programme. Participants will then be stationed in one of Jumeirah’s global properties running their own team and then take on a senior role in the fifth year within one of the UAE’s Jumeirah properties.

Ideal candidates will have a strong academic background and will have been in a leadership role for the past 3-5 years. Ability to travel and be mobile in international work locations is essential for the successful applicants.

For further information please contact:
Director of External Communications
Corporate Communications
Jumeirah Group
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-364-7955
Fax: +971-4-301-6655