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Internal Careers

Varied locations; a huge variety of roles: what could you do next in our extraordinary world?

Joining your ambition with our international reach

When you join our talented team, you get a pass to a vast, extraordinary world. With over a dozen incredibly different brands and hotels, you can build an exciting and varied career with our full support. We’re committed to helping you grow with high quality training.

And once your skills begin to develop, there’s no telling where they could take you. As long as you have the ambition and drive to learn and give your best, we’ll help you move within the business and build the future you want.



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Where talent meets opportunities

We love our diverse workforce and we’re committed to helping it grow. That means offering equal opportunities and employing people based solely on their skills and qualifications. Discrimination based on race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, disability or any protected category is banned in our policies.


Where friends meet IHG®

Know someone who’d be perfect for IHG? Refer them to us and you could receive a special bonus. Our recommend-a-friend scheme operates across our organisation and rewards colleagues for introducing talented people to our extraordinary world. Visit Merlin and search for 'Recommend a Friend' to find out more information.


Check you’re eligible

To move within IHG, you must have a track record of good performance and no current or pending disciplinary actions. Unless the new role is within the same hotel, you’ll also need at least 12 months’ experience in your current role. Don’t forget to inform your manager before you submit your application.


Apply via Merlin

To apply for a new IHG role, visit our internal careers site on Merlin. You’ll be asked to upload your CV/résumé so make sure it’s up-to-date. Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive an automated acknowledgement within 24 hours. We’ll let you know if your application is successful within four weeks.



If your application is successful, we’ll invite you for an interview. Don’t forget to keep your manager up to speed. We’ll let you know the result of the interview within two weeks. 


Update your profile

To get internal job alerts, keep your candidate profile up to date. Log on via our recruitment system at least once a year. This means we can flag you to recruiters for relevant roles. If you work in one of our corporate offices or for a managed hotel that uses WorkDay (myHR) keep your Talent Profile up to date too.

Hints and Tips

Catch the recruiter’s eye with a stand-out CV. It’s your calling card and the first time we meet you. To sound as good on paper as you are in person, keep it concise, include your recent employment history and always check your spelling.

Your cover letter is how you introduce yourself. It needs to be friendly but professional and explain why you think you’d be good at the job. Read it through when you’ve finished and again, check your spelling. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.

If you’ve been invited to an interview, congratulations! Now you need to go online and confirm your reservation in the interview room.

Be at your best in the interview by being well prepared. Research the hotel where you want to work, get to the interview in good time and have your CV ready. Try your best to relax and be yourself. And don’t forget to ask us questions too.

Missing out on a job is disappointing but there’s always something to learn. Think about what you could do better next time and value the feedback you’re given. It’s all useful experience that can help you progress. Think of it as a stepping stone to where you want to be.


Got more questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more helpful answers. To find your answer, click the link below.

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