All the great leaders start somewhere –with experiences that allow them to flourish, grow and become the best version of themselves. YOU can be this great leader and we are the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. We offer the opportunity for students and graduates to contribute to our Group’s success, and strive to develop the leaders of tomorrow! Become an actor in your own development and discover internship, apprenticeship and graduate program opportunities that will fast track your career and contribute to your professional...and personal fulfilment!
Internships and Apprenticeships
Completing an internship or apprenticeship at Accor’s Corporate Offices or within our hotels, brands and businesses is an opportunity to join the ranks of the Augmented Hospitality leader and imagine the hospitality of tomorrow. Ranging from vocational training in hotel schools to university doctorates, we maintain close relationships with more than 300 educational establishments through institutional partnerships in all the countries where the Group operates.
INSPIRE: BE The Future Of Hospitality Our INSPIRE program offers promising talent an opportunity to start their Accor career journey. Our goal is to enable new and recent graduates start their career journey with Accor, building their leadership foundation through meaningful experiences. With it, you can climb faster than anywhere else with the best tools, resources, and experiences. Get ready to make an impact and BE the Future of Hospitality with Accor’s INSPIRE program. INSPIRE is offered accross our growing portfolio of brands, including properties in our luxury & upscale division, as well as midscale and economy.
INSPIRE participants can be placed in one or more of these areas:
Finance & Accounting
Talent & Culture
Sales & Marketing
Other INSPIRE features include:
Departments to understand hospitality and your property’s operations
Get help from a Peer Ambassador as you settle into your role and responsibilities
Receive Mentorship, allowing you to learn by example
See networking opportunities across Accor– digitally and in-person
Shine by doing A Property Project, showcasing your skillset, and innovative attributes
Do a Jump UP job shadow with an Assistant Manager or another emerging leader
Experience continuous improvement with ongoing feedback Checkpoints
To find opportunities in the INSPIRE Program, search for the keyword "INSPIRE".
Since 2011, our Group organizes the Take Off! International Student Challenge to challenge teams of 3 on issues topics related to Accor's activities. The 2019 theme, which generated over 1,500 participants, was to imagine how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will enhance the guest experience in hotels.
2019 Take Off! Winners, iMEN from the National Economics University in VietnamTheir mobile app projects to connect travelers to each other based on their hobbies and interests—and staying at a JO&JOE hotel—won over all the members of the panel and led to them snagging the top prize, awarded by Sébastien Bazin, CEO of Accor!
The challenge is divided into 3 steps:
Step 1 Project implementation and publication on the Take Off! platform
Step 2 Among the teams with the highest number of votes, a grand jury selects 15 of them, who must then present their concept in video.
Step 35 finalist teams are selected by the jury and come to Paris to pitch their project in front of experts.
To foster dialogue with students and potential candidates, we hold get-togethers at our Global Headquarters in Paris - “Meet Up”, to discuss strategic subjects in the hospitality industry. The conferences are also broadcast on Facebook Live. Our Group's experts participate in the events, providing a unique opportunity to ask them questions and talk to our ambassador employees!
If you don't want to miss out on the next session, start following Students@Accor!