RELATIONS WITH SCHOOLS AND PARTNERSHIPS 18 • Seven youngsters from the Second Chance School in Paris were invited to the Suitehotel Rueil Malmaison to discover the Reception, Technical and Rooms professions. The role of the Second Chance School is to help unemployed youngsters, having left the education system with no qualifications, to integrate the community professionally and socially. On the day’s agenda: visit of the hotel, reception, Boutique area, information on professions, job descriptions and career possibilities in the Group. This was the ideal opportunity for youngsters considering a career in the hotel industry to confirm their wishes. ■ Schools forums As part of the Company Forums organised by the French Business Schools, the Accor HR department visited the campuses of Audencia (Nantes), ESCEM (Tours-Poitiers), ESC Rouen, EDHEC (Lille-Nice), EM Lyon, ESC Reims and the Grenoble School of Management, to promote the Group’s image and professions. The students were informed on the different career possibilities with Accor. This “Campus Management” programme already exists in many other countries.
Relations with schools and partnerships ❙ Human Resources highlights ■ Professions challenge For the latest edition of the Hotel Professions Challenge for Accor Europe the Middle East and Asia, nearly 1 000 employees participated in the national challenges organised in 19 countries. 46 Group employees from all over the world came to defend their profession and their know-how in the grand final of the challenge. The candidates were tested on real life situations close to Paris, at a School in Saint Quentin en Yvelines for the cookery test and at the ibis Paris Berthier for the reception and restaurant tests. The jury was composed of Operational and Human Resources managers from the Group. Three winners were rewarded per category during the prize-giving ceremony attended by Gilles Pélisson. 19