Hilton Manchester Deansgate Celebrates The Second Annual Hilton Worldwide Global Week Of Service

Local Volunteers Join Thousands of Team Members Across 90 Countries and Territories

This information originated in U.K. English.

October 14, 2013

MANCHESTER, U.K. - In celebration of Hilton Worldwide's second annual Global Week of Service, October 6 - 12, volunteers from Hilton Manchester Deansgate went to work in the community to provide career advice to students and to those out of work.

Community service is a tradition embedded in Hilton Worldwide's culture, and acts of volunteerism occur year-round across the six distinct brands and more than 250 properties in Europe. The efforts of Hilton Manchester Deansgate are a part of Hilton Worldwide's week-long celebration of the company's commitment to serving the communities where we live, work and travel, which this year includes hundreds of hands-on service projects globally.

Hilton Manchester Deansgate hosted a careers master class for students from Manchester College on 8 October. The students were granted a behind the scenes tour of the hotel and had the opportunity to ask Hilton Manchester Deansgate managers about their hospitality careers and experiences during a question and answer session.

On 11 October, Hilton Manchester Deansgate also hosted a hospitality careers talk in conjunction with Manchester Cathedral. During the event the volunteers, who are currently in a programme to gain the skills to assist them in getting back to work, received tutorials on CV writing, interview techniques and hints and tips on how to sell themselves to potential employers. The day culminated with a session that allowed attendees to find out more about how they could access a career in hospitality with Hilton Manchester Deansgate.

"As a team, it's very important to work in the local community, build long lasting relationships and help people who are in need of career advice or a much needed career boost," said John McLaughlin, general manager, Hilton Manchester Deansgate. "It's great to continue our partnership with Manchester Cathedral to offer a recruitment workshop and Manchester College to provide advice and inspiration to young people."Global Week of Service is Hilton Worldwide's largest annual volunteer service initiative and brings together Team Members from across Hilton Worldwide's corporate offices and hotel properties, helping to strengthen the company's connections with its communities and bringing it closer together as a global team. Follow this link to watch a short video on Global Week of Service: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAGjV-6MJZA7hd=1.

During Global Week of Service, Team Members were encouraged to share their personal stories of service and hospitality through a variety of channels. Photos and stories from Hilton Worldwide's Global Week of Service events are posted at www.hiltonworldwide.com/serve, on the Hilton Worldwide Facebook page and on the @HiltonWorldwide Twitter

In 2012, during Hilton Worldwide's inaugural Global Week of Service, Team Members at more than 600 properties and offices completed more than 800 volunteer projects in 401 cities across the company's global footprint. The projects focused on engaging Team Members and delivering on Hilton Worldwide's commitment to Travel with Purpose by creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainably. This year, the company aims to build upon this community engagement and is striving to complete more than 1,200 service projects.


Natasha Hartley
For Hilton Manchester Deansgate
+44 (0) 1943 484848

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