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Our European Graduate Development Programs

Elevator Graduate Development Program Europe

ELEVATOR is a personal development program for globally mobile graduates to prepare you to be ready for a hotel GM position within 5-8 years after completing the program. It is the first rung on our talent management ladder, offering accelerated development into a first management position followed by a fast track, structured career path with ongoing development to help you to maximize your future potential with us. It is a globally consistent program, managed on a Regional basis.

The 2020 Europe, Middle East & Africa Elevator application window is open from 30 September 2019 until 24 November 2019. Please click here to apply online.
Download the 2020 EMEA Elevator Programme leaflet

Finesse Finance

This program lasts around 24 months. Finesse Finance is a graduate training program that aims to develop your skills to the level of Finance Director within five-to-seven years of completing the program. Over two years, you’ll take part in two, 12-month placements in our hotels in Europe, the Middle East and/or Africa. While gaining experience in the main Finance functions, you’ll also be exposed to Operations, Business Development and Human Resources.

The 2020 Europe, Middle East & Africa Finesse Finance Graduate Development Programme application window is open from 11 November 2019 until 05 January 2020.
Click here to apply online
Download the 2020 EMEA Finesse Programme leaflet

NEW “E.D.G.E Corporate Revenue Management Graduate Programme”

Hilton’s newest addition of Graduate Programme Offerings, is our Revenue Management Graduate Programme: E.D.G.E. This is a well-structured programme that accelerates the career of a recent graduate to become a Cluster Revenue Manager within 18 months of successful completion of the programme.

If you want to be part of a leading E.D.G.E. Revenue Management Programme, that allows you to develop and demonstrate your entrepreneurial spirit, decisiveness, goal driven and enthusiastic attitude, then this programme is the one for you. Hilton is the only company globally that establishes at scale dedicated Revenue Management Consolidation Centre. This Revenue Management Graduate scheme aims to develop recent graduates into our future leaders in Hilton’s Revenue Management Consolidation Centre based in the European Headquarters in Watford.

The 2020 Corporate EDGE Revenue Management Graduate Development Programme application window is open from 25 November 2019 until 19 January 2020. We will include the link for application closer to date.
Download the 2020 EDGE Programme leaflet

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Management Development Program

The Management Development Program is a Country-based program designed to help recent graduates to become a world-class Operational or Functional Head of Department in hospitality with a heavy focus on the Food and Beverage and Front Office departments.

We aim to develop a select group of talented, nationally mobile individuals and provide the individuals with an intensive development opportunity to be running their own Food & Beverage/Front Office or Conference & Events department within 18 months. Over the duration of the programme you will be placed in two different hotels in different parts of the country for 9 months each which will allow participants to get a well – rounded experience and develop their leadership capabilities.

The 2020 UK & Ireland Graduate Management Development Programme application window is open from 18 November 2019 until 19 January 2020.
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Download the 2020 MDP Programme leaflet

Internship Opportunities

Along with our graduate development programs, we offer various local, regional & corporate internships. These aim to give talented students, who are also passionate about hospitality, a kick start to their career.

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  • Operational Internships
  • Commercial Internships
  • Financial Internships
  • Human Resource / Training Internships

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Awards & Accolades

Boasting a 100 year history as the “pioneer in the hospitality industry”, Hilton offers a “world of opportunity for employees”, with a presence in over 106 countries and several international training opportunities. It is hardly surprising that Hilton scored an impressive 4.20/5 for International Opportunities, with graduates extolling the virtues of “involvement within a global and massively successful company”.

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Graduate Opportunities

What are Your Opportunities as a Student or Graduate within Hilton?

Our continued success as a global hospitality leader is built on the individual growth of our Team Members. We want you to explore the world of opportunities available to you at Hilton - in terms of jobs, functions, hotel brands and locations. Few other companies can offer you such a wide range of possibilities.

In this section you will learn more about the various Graduate Development Opportunities we can offer you, ranging from our fast track (inter)national Graduate Development Programs, Corporate and Hotel based Internships or Direct Entry Opportunities. We enable you to be the best you can be in your future roles, and give you the support you need to achieve your future career aspirations with Hilton. Whether you would like work in a hotel or a corporate setting upon graduation, we each have access to opportunities to help us capitalize on your existing talents, learn new skills, and navigate the many career roles Hilton offers.

Learning & Development

We believe that leadership development is a continuous journey where leaders learn through on-the-job and off-the-job experiences. We are excited to help our team members to Elevate, Engage and Excel via our national and international development programs. Identifying, developing and retaining the best talent via leadership programs for next generations, will maximize your potential.

Every Team Members has 24/7 access to our Hilton University tools including a wide variety of learning opportunities. Partnering with world class vendors and business schools, such as Cornell University, Harvard University & Skillsoft enable us to work, practice and develop you on global scale.

Rewards & Benefits

Being extraordinary at Hilton comes with impressive rewards and benefits. For instance, you’ll receive a competitive starting salary and, depending upon eligibility, holiday days or paid time off.

You also have instant access to our unique rewards such as the Team Member and Family Travel Program. Go Hilton” is accessible for everyone working at Hilton and offers our Team members, your Friends & Family the opportunities to discover our hotels around the world with impressive discounts on both Rooms and F&B.


I get to work in different cities across Europe, and I also have a support network of General Managers and Managers.

- Antonia Ahlers, Elevator Program, 2014

I joined the program because I wanted to develop both my practical and theoretical knowledge of finance, while working for a dynamic and global company.

- Philip Sloboda, Finesse Finance, 2014

After university, I knew I wanted to continue to learn and develop in the hospitality industry, and the Management Development Program in the UK allowed me to do exactly that.

- Daniel Thompson, Management Development Program, 2014

I developed both personally and professionally because of this program.

- Alice Nicholls, Finance Intern

I joined the program because I wanted to develop both my practical and theoretical knowledge of finance.

- Nathan Wise, Finance Intern

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Human Resources Trainee
Location: Schiphol, NL
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