Accor to host recruitment days in Edinburgh

Global hospitality group Accor has created 100 roles across Scotland following the reopening of the sector, with hundreds more hotel positions created in the rest of the UK and more roles expected later this summer as staycations surge and international travel looms.

To drive talent acquisition and spotlight the opportunities and value of the hospitality sector, Accor has launched a series of monthly recruitment days around the UK.

Following successful days in London and Cardiff the Accor talent and culture team is heading to Scotland, where Accor has more than 20 hotels across multiple brands.

Hotel teams from more than a dozen Scottish hotels will attend the recruitment days on 20 and 21 July at Novotel Edinburgh Centre to share their passion and expertise and help locals understand the roles available and the opportunities within the sector. Some positions will be hired on the spot.

The available roles range across the hotels from kitchen brigades and bar staff to front of house and management, in all types of hotels across the group’s diverse brand portfolio, including Fairmont St Andrews, ibis Styles Edinburgh St Andrews Square, Novotel Glasgow Centre, Mercure Perth Hotel and ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile.

“The Scottish recruitment day is a great opportunity for locals to get a taste of life in hospitality, to hear first-hand why people come to hotels for a night and stay for years as part of the hotel industry family,” said Sophie Kilic, who heads up talent and culture for Accor hotels in northern Europe.

“The hospitality sector offers employees fantastic opportunities to learn, develop, travel, create experiences and be part of something special for our guests every day. Accor offers great career progression opportunities, world-class training and the rewards and great benefits employees truly deserve.

“The hospitality industry has been damaged by Covid but it is recovering, reopening and creating jobs and opportunities as it has always done. Hospitality embodies everything that people have missed the most in the last year – travel, bars, restaurants, wellness, exploration and people. It is a sector that is much loved, as the last year without it has proved, and now there are opportunities to be part of the industry as it rebuilds.”

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