We carry out international training, apprenticeship and employment programmes for young people at risk of social exclusion and the disabled at the hotels in all the Business Units. Participants develope technical and personal skills thanks to the direct involvement of the hotels’ employees who, by accompanying them and providing guidance, carried out a wonderful volunteering and coaching task.
YOUTH CARREER INITIATIVE
1. YOUTH CARREER INITIATIVE
We are the only multinational company from Spain committed to this innovative international initiative that, together with Intercontinental, Marriott and Starwood, every year provides training to more than 400 young people at risk of social exclusion in the catering/hotel industry at 53 hotels the world over. The support, knowledge and experience of our employee volunteers was essential during the 24 weeks training.
CASALS DELS ENFANTS
2. CASALS DELS ENFANTS
Since 2010, we have collaborated with this foundation, which promotes social initiatives favouring the integration of young people at risk of social exclusion from different Professional Qualification programmes.
3. SPRINT PROGRAMME
In 2012 the first edition of this programme was launched in order to cover job positions with qualified staff for our Business Unit Central Europe. Together with Tomillo Foundation and the support of Barclays Foundation, our employee volunteers participated as their mentors in destination hotels.
Together with JINC we have been collaborating in providing professional training for young people from underprivileged neighbourhoods since 2009, focused on improving their employability and integrating them into the labour market through visits and workshops at hotels in cities like Amsterdam, Amersfoort and Utrecht.
SPANISH RED CROSS
5. SPANISH RED CROSS
We incorporate women at risk of social exclusion, identified by the Spanish Red Cross in a training programme as housekeeping staff. Our employee volunteers attend the course provided to the women participating.
6. PANTAR AMSTERDAM
Together with Amsterdam City Council, we promoted labour integration of people with physical or intellectual disabilities, identifying us as a strategic partner for this scheme.