Belmond launches the B Academy for the training and recruiting of junior resources in Italy

It is called B Academy, the new internal structure of the Belmond group dedicated to the recruitment and training of new junior staff to be taken in its Italian properties. From the Cipriani of Venice to the Splendido of Portofino, from the Caruso of Ravello to the Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina these true icons of Italian hospitality can be the occasion for a first real occupation in luxury hotels. At the end of January 2022, the first six-month cycle of activities is open to young people aged 18 to 30, coming from all over Italy, with a high school diploma, not employed and not included in other unemployment support programs. They will be hosted by Belmond for the duration of the program, at the Vittoria hotel in Rapallo, which becomes the permanent operational headquarters of the B Academy. There are 36 places available in this first edition for candidates, even without experience, who will be able to acquire highly specialized skills through a 600-hour course: 200 hours (two months) of classroom teaching and 400 hours (four months) of training internships in the hotel.

A common theoretical introductory phase, led by expert teachers and professionals of the group, will allow you to get in immediate contact with the 5-star tourism and hotel world and then move on to one of the three specialization courses available: food & beverage, reception or maintenance / It. A final exam will assign the training certificate and above all will allow to identify those deserving profiles who will be offered a fixed-term job at one of the hotels in Belmond in Italy.

“I am extremely excited to be able to launch the B Academy project and this first recruiting phase today – he declares Robert Koren, vice president of the Belmond EMEA division -. Like everyone else, we have gone through a period of great difficulty and uncertainty for the sector, but we have chosen to look to the future, with new investments, openings and constant and shared work that has concluded a season of great satisfaction. Now we want to look even further by thinking of young people,
looking for and training future hotel professionals to bring to our teams. The staff is at the center of any high-level hospitality experience, not only for their technical skills but for that extra attention, the right care at the right time, which can make a stay an indelible memory. In Belmond we have always believed in this human factor, authentic and polite, we know its distinctive value and now we are ready to teach it. “

Organized in collaboration with theAbc body Formare and the support of Liguria region, regional employment agency, training and accreditation, and the co-financing of the European Union European Social Fund, B Academy applies modern recruiting formulas and opens a special lane of access to work for young people, offering a free professional training service between theory and experience “In the field”, with the aim of effectively hiring motivated and promising resources. P.In order to access the first cycle starting in January 2022, applications must be sent by December 17 to [email protected]