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Looking for your next move at IHG?
We're committed to giving all of our colleagues Room to Grow. So if you're ready for the next step in your IHG journey, you're in the right place to search and apply for our global vacancies.
These pages are for IHG colleagues only. If you work for a Franchise hotel, please visit careers.ihg.com to access opportunities in managed hotels, corporate or reservations offices.
Your route to success
Congratulations on making the decision to further your career with IHG! There are a few things you need to know...
Our criteria to apply for a new role
To apply for a new role within the company, colleagues should have a consistent track record of good performance. Colleagues should also have no current or pending disciplinary actions.
Other than where a colleague’s move is within the same hotel, or when exceptional personal or business circumstances mean the colleague has to move, colleagues should have completed at least 12 months’ service in their current position before applying for another role. For colleagues in fixed term/temporary roles or on secondment, permission should be granted by their manager and/or HR before applying for a position.
Colleagues must inform their manager of their intention to apply for a new role within IHG before submitting an application. Colleagues are also required to keep their manager informed on progress with their application.
Provided the above criteria have been met, managers are expected to be supportive of any job application. If this is not the case, the colleague should discuss this with his/her local HR contact.
Making your application
Applications for all internal career opportunities must be received via our internal careers site available on Merlin. When applying, you’ll be required to upload your CV/résumé. Make sure it’s fully up to date before applying by including your most recent employment history.
Once you’ve applied for a new role via the internal careers site, you’ll receive an automated acknowledgement within 24 hours. The recruitment team will have then received your application.
Interview and selection process
We’ll get back to you within four weeks of your application to confirm whether you’ll be invited to an interview. If you are, we’ll contact you with all the details – you must keep your Manager informed surrounding the progress of your application. If you’re not selected, we’ll let you know promptly. Unfortunately, given the high volume of applications we receive, it’s unlikely we can give you more feedback at this stage.
Following an interview, we’ll aim to let you know within two weeks whether you were successful and whether we’ll be inviting you to the next stage of the recruitment process. If you’re unsuccessful, the hiring manager for the role or recruiter will provide constructive feedback to help you in your next application.
Updating your candidate profile
We’d encourage you to update your candidate profile via our recruitment system on a regular basis (at least once a year). This will ensure you receive job alerts whenever we advertise a job which matches your career aspirations. It also means we can flag you to a recruiter as an internal candidate who’s likely to have relevant knowledge/experience.
If you work within one of our corporate offices or for a managed hotel that uses WorkDay (myHR) you should also keep your Talent Profile up to date as this a great opportunity for you to share what you’ve done in the past and what you want to do in the future. This is where you can showcase your achievements, share your career aspirations, tell us whether you are internationally mobile and your manager & HR team can use this information to help understand how we can support your career development and give you Room to Grow.
Hints and tips for your application.
1. Read the job advertisement carefully and in fullPay specific attention to the duties and responsibilities of the role and also any essential and desirable criteria. You’ll need to be able to demonstrate to your interviewer that you have the required competencies/experience.
2. Complete all sections of your online applicationAttach or upload the most up-to-date copy of your CV/résumé plus any appropriate supporting documents, such as a cover letter or some examples of your work.
3. Dress appropriately for your interviewSmart business attire is encouraged.
4. Arrive in good time for your interviewIt’s best to arrive in advance of the start time so the interviewer can collect you, provide you with any refreshments and start the assessment at the allotted time.
5. Think how you’ll ‘sell’ yourselfPrepare for your interview by thinking of some key achievements in your current role and career to date. Your interviewer will want to hear about these, the work behind them and how you achieved what you did.
6. Be prepared for a competency-based assessmentWe assess colleagues using our leadership competency framework. Be prepared to have a competency-based assessment and to be asked for examples of how you approached your work, what you did in a given situation and the result of your efforts.
7. Prepare a series of questions to ask the interviewerThis shows that you have researched the role and are eager to know more about the opportunity.
8. Relax during the interviewTry to stay calm and in control. Show positive and confident body language.