10 years with IHG: Viktoria’s journey from Trainee to Executive

10 years with IHG: Viktoria’s journey from Trainee to Executive


Our #LifeAtIHG interviews have shown us how collaboration, mutual support and gold standard training can afford our colleagues life-changing personal development opportunities. As a business, IHG invest in your ambition and determination to succeed at the highest level.

We strive to be the best and expect you to share the same values. Our culture is geared to your personal development. The path to success is a hard one but we hope that you walk with us.

Viktoria has taken more steps than most, spending ten years at IHG, climbing from Trainee to Quality Executive. A decade on, she still cherishes the warm, inclusive atmosphere at IHG. Viktoria explains how caring for each other fosters teamwork and excellent results.

In-house training and support through personal development plans have also been crucial in helping her leadership competencies advance to her current level. However, she is still learning, and with new perspectives and expectations, still aiming higher.


What do you love most about working for IHG?

Being a part of great company, which is taking care of each employee. It is always a great atmosphere, since everyone is happy to be working for IHG.


How has working at IHG helped you in your career?

Since starting in 2008, I have been assisted with great support by IHG throughout my career. I started as a trainee and have risen to the position of Quality Executive.


Viktoria at IHG Hotel

What skills have you obtained/improved on while working at IHG?

With my Personal Development Plan, I learned the necessary skills to become a manager in this great company. My leadership competencies have been grown with programs like ‘Leading Others’.


What three words would you use to describe working here?

Passion, team work and great results!


What do you love most about your job?

Each day, my job is giving me the new chance to learn about new perspectives, different cultures and expectations. There are always new challenges, which offer me to go one step forward in a new direction.


How would you describe the company culture here at IHG?

The InterContinental life means celebrating difference and working together; all colleagues are open-minded and offer high levels of warmth and respect to each other. We are working together with a mutual passion to ensure that every hotel experience is outstanding. Like my colleagues, they will not want to leave.


Have the same passion to succeed as Viktoria? IHG is the perfect place to stop harbouring dreams and to start making fantastic your new reality. We give you everything you need to shine at your brightest and the sky is your limit.

We give you a strong career path, loaded with opportunity and waiting for you to make your mark. Training, E-Learning and peer support are always there, as are IHG on every step of your journey. Working together in a fun and creative environment, you can hang ‘Do not Disturb’ on your career path, as like Viktoria, you won’t want to work anywhere else.


Click the ‘Apply Now’ button, explore the fantastic career opportunities that we have available and see far how you can reach.

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