Graduates of the AccorHotels Fast Track Partnership Programme

AccorHotels’ Fast Track Partnership Programme has had its second set of graduates complete their course.

“We’re really proud of the programme and those participants who graduated today,” said Gillian Miller, senior vice president of operations at AccorHotels.
The programme is designed to provide hospitality industry training and employment opportunities for Work and Income recipients 18 years and older.

“Delivering a programme like this not only demonstrates how collaboration between the public and private sector can work but more importantly it gives people in the communities in which we operate a pathway to employment.”

As a collaboration with AccorHotels, Ministry of Social Development, Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) and other hotels in Rotorua, the programme is designed to provide skills-based training to help the participants budget, create working relationships and provide a more sustainable outcome.

Sally Atfield, Hotel Sector Manager at TIA, said "This is an excellent collaboration between the public and private sectors to provide opportunities for New Zealanders to get both training and a job in New Zealand's fast-growing hotel sector. Hotels offer an extensive range of quality career opportunities and we've been delighted with the success of the trainees to date," Ms Attfield says.