A new partnership between Accor and digital ‘Gen Z’ post-school employment platform, Year 13, has been formed to inspire and encourage young graduates to explore career possibilities within the hospitality and tourism sector.
Connecting with around 1.6 million school leavers each year, Year 13 is a digital platform promoted to graduates through school programs, careers expos and social media designed to help with the transition from secondary education into employment. The platform does this through a variety of social media posts, videos and editorial pieces aimed at encouraging school leavers to explore career options suited to their passions.
The move aims to assist Accor in finding suitable candidates for more than 1,200 positions at its properties across Australia and complements the recent launch of its ‘Same Day Hire’ program which enables successful job seekers to potentially apply for and commence their new position on the same day.
Accor Pacific Senior Vice President Talent and Culture, Sarah Derry, said the partnership with Year 13 was aimed at helping the company lure great young talent who can enrich the tourism industry forever.
“It allows us to harness Year13’s purposeful, influential and trusted connection with young Australians to highlight the many opportunities for collaboration, creativity, and fast-tracked career pathways at Accor. We pride ourselves on our multi-generational workforce and we see Gen Z as a highly impactful generation with an extremely important voice.”
The partnership with Year 13 will see Accor promote its employee-friendly structure which includes perks such as roster flexibility, travel allowances, birthday leave and sabbaticals for personal projects, open pathways to new roles anywhere around the world and access to the Accor Academy for staff to enjoy career development through new qualifications, skills and leadership programs.
Year 13 Co-Founder, Will Stubley, said he was excited to partner with Accor to inspire Gen Z to enter an industry thriving back to life as the world reopens.
“Our purpose is to improve the health and happiness of all young Australians, and part of that means connecting them with meaningful and rewarding careers that fit within their broader life goals,” Stubley said.
“The opportunity to identify, inspire and train the next generation of hospitality professionals aligns with our purpose to connect Gen Z to all the options available after high school and beyond.”