Food & Beverage Operations Voyage Graduate Programme 2021
Marriott International welcomes recent university graduates to experience the career development adventure of a lifetime and a world of leadership opportunities. Our global leadership development program, Voyage, propels participants on a mentored, learning-inspired journey to prepare you for a successful career. Voyage is a full-time, paid development program. As an associate and trainee, you’ll build upon the skills you developed in school by participating in real world assignments.
About the journey
Voyage is an elite, award-winning program that provides a combination of hands-on, discipline-specific training and a leadership-focused curriculum. The program takes place at a Marriott International managed hotel, not a classroom, and is offered in 50+ countries.
When you join Voyage, you gain access to Marriott’s senior leaders and coaches and have many opportunities to stand out. You’ll participate in mini-rotations across the disciplines to learn firsthand how to manage various hotel functions and to connect with current and former Voyage participants through our social collaboration tools. Each individual’s Voyage journey is unique, spanning 12-18 months dependent upon your career interests, passions, goals, and location. You’ll immediately be immersed in our rich culture and portfolio of global brands to learn how Marriott sets the standard of industry excellence.
The experience you’ll gain
Voyage participants learn by doing! You’ll be fully immersed in the day-to-day operations of a hotel. If accepted into this elite program, you will:
- Cultivate customer relationships
- Be a champion for innovation within the organization
- Get exposure to managing projects & people
- Improve processes & pitch new initiatives through your Voyage project
- Take on special projects that will draw upon all your training
You’ll participate in management meetings and collaborate with Voyage participants worldwide. You’ll be expected to solve challenges, as well as offer ideas and innovative solutions. You will also have an opportunity to provide feedback on your curriculum and have an impact on future Voyage hires’ experiences. After graduation, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue your passion and take on new challenges. Many program graduates are ready to step into a Marriott supervisory or entry-level management role right away, because the program has provided a foundation for future leadership.
Ready to embark?
To become a Voyage participant, you must have graduated from a university or hotel school within the past year. Other qualifications include:
- Bachelors degree or equivalent higher level education required (Associates degree acceptable for Culinary)
- Superior critical-thinking & interpersonal communication skills
- The ability to foster relationships & work collaboratively
- The ability to self-manage & be a self-starter
- A real desire for personal & professional growth
- Work authorization in the country you apply
Those currently enrolled in a college/university with an expected graduation date within 12 months of the date of application may also be considered.
Ambitious and keen to learn? Ready to tackle the challenge of a lifetime with an iconic hotel brand? Then you’re precisely the type of person who will excel in our Global Leadership Development Programme. We’re looking for recent and upcoming graduates to establish themselves as the future of our 30 hotel brands. Join us as one of our ‘Voyagers’ on a paid 12-18 month training programme, and you’ll learn from the best in the sector, in a much-loved and well-respected organisation. Carving out a varied and thrilling career, you’ll be privy to the types of opportunities that will elevate your potential exponentially – and with hotels in more than 122 countries, there really is no saying what the future holds for you.
As a member of our Food & Beverage team, you’ll develop a first-hand knowledge of how drinking and dining experiences define and enhance every guest visit. Combining discipline-specific training with a leadership-focussed curriculum, you’ll learn in one of our UK hotels, not a classroom. Benefitting from mini rotations across the team, you’ll have access to our senior leaders and coaches, getting a first-hand understanding of how we set international standards for excellence. And with industry-leading support via customised technology plus social collaboration tools allowing you to network with colleagues globally, you’ll always have someone to bounce ideas off.
With an overall focus on delivering a consistently incredible guest experience, we’ll share our encyclopaedic knowledge of what makes our guests return to us time and time again. Immersing you in this fascinating world from your very first day, you’ll form part of the supervisory team, developing an insider knowledge of our restaurants, bars and lounges, plus banqueting and in-room dining. From the specifics of managing each shift, booking management and stock control through to guest metric improvement projects, promotions and marketing for your outlet, payroll, team recruitment and motivation, we’ll provide you with the expertise you need to take on a senior-level role with us once you’ve completed the programme.
Our award-winning leadership programme is just a taste of what we have achieved – and what we will continue to achieve. Boasting more than 700 international hotels, we put our talented people at the heart of everything we do. They’re the reason we’re consistently ranked in the top 10 for service, so we embrace their opinions and we encourage them to share their thoughts – working together to create a collaborative atmosphere that results in a seamless guest experience.
What you’ll bring
A passion for learning and a willingness to get stuck-in are at the top of our ‘must-have’ list. You’ll also champion innovation, and you’ll be quick to come up with creative solutions to problems that might not have an obvious answer. Ready to share initiatives and ideas via your Voyage project, you’ll be keen to take on special projects that will make the most of your new skills. On a practical level, you will have graduated from a university or hotel school within the last year, or you will be due to graduate before September 2020. You will also have the right to work in the UK, and you will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. As a team-player who is highly organised, it would be beneficial if you have previous experience of working within a hospitality environment.
What you’ll get in return
This is a valuable chance to not just take on a job that you enjoy, but a career that you will love. We know that our success stems from our employees, so we’re committed to ensuring that every member of our team finds their natural place with us. As such, we’ll support you with ongoing training and development opportunities, and a benefits package that is second to none, including travel perks, pay day rewards and associate appreciation week. We’ll endeavour to place you in your first-choice of hotel, but with a global network of opportunities just waiting to be explored, we’re confident that you’ll find the challenge that you are seeking at every stage of your working life.
To be eligible to participate in this program in the United Kingdom you must have, or be due to, graduate from a university or hotel school between April 2019 and September 2021, read, write and converse in English fluently, and have the right to work in the United Kingdom.
Applicants that do not meet these criteria will be automatically regretted and removed from consideration