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Now Hiring: Accor kick starts massive recruitment drive to rebuild tourism industry



Accor, the largest hotel operator in Australia and New Zealand, is recruiting for over 1,000 new career opportunities at almost all of its 400 hotels in Australia and New Zealand.

Press release
JUNE 14, 2021

Accor Pacific CEO, Simon McGrath, said: “This is a rapidly returning sector and we are now recruiting for roles at most of our hotels, apartments and resorts across the Pacific. It is an opportunity to create dramatic positive change by bringing in great talent that will enrich our industry’s future forever.”

In a brand new recruitment initiative – the Accor Internship Program – Accor is working with 22 hospitality institutions across Australia and New Zealand to provide on the job training for 100 students. These roles, which are primarily applied for via hospitality, travel and tourism higher education institutions, will be fully paid internships, with travel allowances and additional benefits, and will give students the opportunity to broaden their skills and experience across operations, administration, and food and beverage.

The new recruits will have incredible learning opportunities across Australia and New Zealand, in some of the most beautiful locations from Broome to Brisbane, from Albury to Auckland, and at some of our most picturesque wine regions and vibrant cities.

Mr. McGrath said: “We believe that we have a responsibility to identify, inspire and train people to become the next generation of hoteliers. We will use this opportunity to advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion, by bringing people into our industry with a wide range of interests, backgrounds and experiences. People with different points of view from every culture, race, religion, gender and age group because the more diverse our teams experiences and skills, the better the outcome.”

To offer team members greater flexibility than ever before, Accor has introduced an industry-leading ‘Work your Way’ initiative and its training academy provides training and learning experiences to assist team members in their roles and support their career development.

“The hospitality industry has a certain future, and our guests are telling us that they feel confident about travelling again. It is a fun, dynamic and exciting sector to work in and those who join the tourism industry can be confident they will have an interesting and diverse career,” Mr. McGrath said.

Anyone interested in career opportunities at Accor should go to (for Australian job vacancies) or (for New Zealand job vacancies).

Accor is a world leading hospitality Group consisting of more than 5,100 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The Group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing luxury and premium brands, midscale and economy offerings, unique Lifestyle concepts, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor also boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 team members worldwide. Over 68 million members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily Lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States.

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Media contacts:
Claire Haigh
Accor Director of Communications, Pacific
T. +61 438 681 446

Naomi Hammond
Accor Communications Manager, Pacific
T. +61 434 738 380