The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development – developing the next generation of hoteliers for the Best Hotel Brand in the World
New Delhi, 24th August, 2017: The Oberoi Group has commenced the selection process for its two year ‘Post Graduate Management Programme’ at The Oberoi Centre of Learning Development (OCLD). The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development is in its 51st year and the Guest Service programme is not just a stepping stone to a job in hospitality but a firm foundation of a distinguished career with The Oberoi Group.
The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development launched a new 18-month Sales Management programme last year for graduates looking for a long term career in hospitality sales.
In 1966, when he established the The Oberoi School of Hotel Management (OSHM) or The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development (OCLD) as it is now known, Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi, Founder Chairman, The Oberoi Group, recognised that the key to his philosophy of hotel keeping would be carefully selected and groomed managers who shared his obsession for guest satisfaction. In order to achieve this objective, he established The Oberoi School of Hotel Management as a corporate institution of learning, where young people could be groomed through a combination of academic instruction and comprehensive on-the-job experience.
Today, the Management Programme at The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development is considered amongst the best in Asia and is a benchmark for excellence within the hospitality industry. The programme is designed to provide an opportunity to associates to grow personally and professionally. Associates are groomed through a combination of academic study and comprehensive on-the-job training. The objective of the programme is to develop the next generation of managers who will continue to practice and nurture the organisation’s people focused approach to achieve the legendary Oberoi service excellence.
Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi, Executive Chairman, The Oberoi Group has always maintained that The Oberoi Group’s biggest asset is its people. It is their efforts and passion that has resulted in Oberoi Hotels & Resorts being voted one of the World’s Best Hotel Brand by Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, 2017, for the third year in a row. The Oberoi Group has been ranked among the Top 25 companies in the 2017 ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For’ study by Great Place To Work® Institute (GPTW). The Oberoi Group also won the AON Best Employers in India (2016) award. We are proud that our hotels are not only great places to stay, but also among the great places to work.
The mandate for The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development has been expanded to lead training and development interventions across all levels in the organisation. The Systematic Training and Education Programme (STEP) is now the most coveted Undergraduate Programme for high school graduates seeking to take their first steps in the hospitality industry. In addition, the Supervisory Development Programme and the Executive Development Programme are specifically designed to equip hotel employees with the necessary competencies and skills to take on higher positions of responsibility within the organisation.
Commenting on the Management Training Programme, Ms. Huvida Marshall, Dean, The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, said, “The two year Management Programme is a testament of The Oberoi Group’s commitment to selecting and training the best talent to be the next torch bearers of the organisation’s legacy. We have instituted robust systems for the continued development, management and delivery of a globally benchmarked curriculum. The focus is not just on developing the technical competence of associates for the curriculum also develops their personal attributes and leadership style. Above all, it inculcates in them the service values that ensure we continually endeavour to surpass our guests’ expectations.
Moreover, since most of The Oberoi Group General Managers, senior executives and the entire faculty are graduates of The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, there is a natural willingness to mentor, develop and facilitate learning for the next generation of hoteliers of The Oberoi Group.”
Details of the course:
Click here for information on the Management Training Programme. The Programme commences in July 2018.
In order to be eligible for the two year Management Programme, candidates should:
Further notes to the Editor:
The Management Programme provides academic learning at its campus in Delhi and on-the-job training at the following Oberoi and Trident hotels and resorts:
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About The Oberoi Group
The Oberoi Group, which was founded in 1934, presently operates 32 five star hotels, two Nile cruisers and a motor vessel in the backwaters of Kerala under the luxury 'Oberoi' and five-star 'Trident' brands in several countries. The Group is also engaged in flight catering, managing airport restaurants, travel and tour services, car rentals, project management and corporate air charters.
For further information, please contact:
Director- Corporate Communications
The Oberoi Group
Telephone: 91 11 2389 0505