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The Oberoi Group: STEP Programme

The Oberoi Group has opened online applications for selection of students for its ‘Systematic Training and Education Programme’ or “STEP”

New Delhi, 29th January, 2014: The Oberoi Group has opened online applications for selection of students for its ‘Systematic Training and Education Programme’ or “STEP”. Applicants can download the application form from

The three year programme designed for students completing high school, combines practical on the job training with study towards a Bachelor of Tourism Studies degree from the Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Now in its eleventh year, The Oberoi Group’s STEP programme offers students the opportunity to acquire all round and specialised skills and knowledge in all departments of a hotel.The Hotel Operations Programme offers training in the three operations departments of Food and Beverage, Front Office and Housekeeping.The Kitchen Operations Programme includes training in the Western and Indian kitchens besides orientation in specialised sections such as bakery, pastry and the cold kitchen.

In addition, STEP trainees are enrolled for the Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Studies. Trainees are provided with assistance in the form of study materials and dedicated time to prepare for the exams for their undergraduate degree.

Unlike other hospitality education programmes, the STEP programme focuses on practical training in hotels. No fee is payable by the students selected for the STEP programme. Instead, The Oberoi Group offers a monthly allowance, accommodation, meals on duty, uniform and medical insurance.

On completing the programme and subject to vacancies, the STEP graduates may join The Oberoi Group as Operations Assistants. Alternately, STEP graduates are also eligible to compete for admission to The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development’s two year postgraduate management programmes leading to an executive position with The Oberoi Group.

Commenting on the STEP programme, Mr. Mohit Nirula, Dean, The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, said, “The STEP programme was launched in 2004 with the aim to provide young aspirants wishing to make a career in hospitality, the opportunity to train at some of the best hotels in the world under the guidance of professional hoteliers. During the programme, a trainee is placed at one of our hotels, learns the various aspects of hotel operations and is thus able to gain valuable experience besides honing the attitude, skills and knowledge required by the industry.”

Details of the course:

Admission to the STEP programme is open until 13th April, 2014. The programme commences in August 2014.

Eligibility criteria for candidates are as follows:

  • The candidate should be above 18 years and below 20 years of age, as on 15th August, 2014.
  • The candidate should have attained a clear pass in class XII, as on 1st July, 2014, from a board recognised by the Indira Gandhi National Open University.
  • The candidate should have attained in class X English, 61% or above. The equivalent in CBSE is a B2 Grade or a 7 Grade Point.
The programme equips trainees to work in deluxe and first class hotels and resorts. The students would further benefit from the expertise of the academic staff at The Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development which includes world class educationists and hospitality professionals.

Applicants can download the application form from


Further notes to the Editor:

The STEP programme currently provides on the job training at the following Oberoi and Trident hotels and resorts:

  • Trident, Agra
  • Trident, Chennai
  • Trident, Gurgaon
  • Trident, Jaipur
  • Trident, Udaipur
  • The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
  • The Oberoi, Bangalore
  • The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
  • The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
  • The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur


Notes to the Editor:

About The Oberoi Group

The Oberoi Group, founded in 1934, operates 30 hotels, a Nile Cruiser and a Motor Vessel in the backwaters of Kerala under the luxury Oberoi and five-star Trident brands in India, Egypt, Mauritius, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. The Group is also engaged in flight catering, managing airport restaurants, travel and tour services, car rentals, project management and corporate air charters. |

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