Empowering the next generation of young Omani hospitality leaders, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, recently concluded its “Junior Hotelier” programme. Held in partnership with the Child Care Center in Al Khoud, the week-long initiative invited six students to work behind-the-scenes at the hotel, immersing them into the world of hospitality and eventually inspiring them to select a career in this field.
“We are always excited to meet ambitious young Omanis who might join our passionate team,” said Nabil Al Zadjali, Executive Assistant Manager (EAM) at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel. “Thanks to our partnership with the Child Care Center, the “Junior Hoteliers” program has offered a great opportunity for these students to expand their horizons and discover the myriad of careers available in Oman’s burgeoning hospitality industry. Through it, we hope to inspire more of Oman’s youth, to tap into their vast potential, and build up the next generation of hospitality leaders.”
The six students who recently completed their education and showed an interest in the hospitality industry were introduced to the hotel’s various departments, assisting in day-to-day operations. The program began with an orientation, followed by working closely alongside managers and supervisors in the areas of Housekeeping, Recreation, Culinary, Engineering and Security.
The “Junior Hoteliers” program falls under The Ritz-Carlton group’s Community Footprints programme, part of which at creating a positive impact on the lives of others and making a meaningful difference in the communities The Ritz-Carlton serves. In Oman, this mission includes an ongoing partnership with the Child Care Center, which aims to empower orphans by providing them with vocational training and educational programs, equipping them with tools to improve their lives. This year the program also coincided with World Youth Skills Day on the 15th July, highlighting the importance of youth skills development and providing them with marketable skills.