Sustainability & Environment Placement - 12 Months - July 2022

by Hilton


Job Details

14th January 2022
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Greater London

Sustainability & Environment Placement - 12 Months - July 2022

Start Date: July 2022
Duration: 12 Months.
Location: Watford and Glasgow

We have an exciting opportunity for an Intern to join our EMEA Engineering Operations Team for a duration of 12 months starting in July 2022. The role is based in our regional Head Office in Watford.
This placement is ideally suited to an undergraduate currently working towards a degree in a sustainability, environmental or engineering related discipline. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and data analytical skills, as well as having good knowledge in the areas of environment and buildings. A clear passion for sustainability is essential.

Why Work for Hilton?

Hilton is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 6,660+ properties in 118 countries and territories. In the 100+ years since our founding, we have defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 18 world-class brands, including our flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, which is the most recognised hotel brand in the world.

We are consistently endorsed by our employees as a Great Place to Work in all of the countries in which we operate, and for the last five years we have been voted by UK students as the most popular Graduate Recruiter in the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism sector (TargetJobs Awards 2021)

Hilton Work Perks

In addition to a competitive salary you will also receive a range of excellent benefits - probably the best of which is our Go Hilton Team Member Travel Program. This provides you with access to heavily reduced hotel room rates for you, your family & friends. Perfect for the holiday savvy intern!

In our Watford office you will also benefit from a subsidized canteen, free in- house gym and a games room. You will be part of a cohort of approximately 20 Interns who are spread across various departments, and will be involved in our unique intern programme. This includes monthly meetings and assignments which are designed to support your development.

What will I be doing?

As Sustainability and Environment Intern, you will support the Sustainability Manager and the wider Energy & Environment team with the management, implementation and control of the company’s sustainability and environment programmes – driving progress towards Hilton’s environmental goals to significantly reduce environmental footprint and carbon emissions by 2030.

Key activities cover (but are not limited to):

  • Utilise, control and evaluate the award-winning environment, social and governance management platform - LightStay, highlighting improvements and future development focuses.
  • Collate data, analyse trends, and identify areas of opportunities for resource conservation and innovative efficiency solutions across the EMEA portfolio.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the EMEA engineering and environmental performance program.
  • Develop best practices and self-help tools to assist hotel innovative utility savings and sustainability initiatives across the region.
  • Provide analysis of pilot projects and prepare ROI reports for state-of-the-art utility reduction technologies.
  • Support Regional Engineering Specialists, individual hotels and other corporate functions with requests for sustainability advice, initiatives and reports.
  • Support the Energy and Environment team as well as individual hotels with relevant environmental compliance.
  • Provide cost control support as required by stakeholders.
  • Provide cover for the Energy Intern as required.

What are we looking for?

As with any job, we do have certain criteria that you will need to meet in order to be considered for this amazing opportunity. These are detailed as follows;

  • Must be in your second year of undergraduate study at the point of application
  • Must be able to start in July 2022 and available for the full 12 months.
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK. If you are a non-UK national then you will need to be studying at a UK university in order to be eligible to undertake a placement here.
  • Someone studying towards a sustainability, environmental or engineering related qualification.
  • Candidate must be computer literate with excellent IT skills – Excel is especially important and PowerBi knowledge would be beneficial.
  • Passionate about sustainability, current challenges and providing solutions in this space.
  • Ability to analyse data and take initiative to identify priorities and make recommendations.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to provide a simple explanation of engineering matters to non-technical colleagues, whilst being able to discuss complex issues with industry experts.
  • Strong problem-solving skills twinned with perseverance.
  • An ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates the highest standards of ethical behaviour and absolute discretion with sensitive information.
  • Good time management with excellent organisational and planning skills – it is important that the individual can prioritise their work and be flexible to change their activities to reflect the key business needs at that moment in time.

What next?

If you would like to be considered for this internship please ensure that you submit your application (in English) on or before 14th January 2022. Please bear with us whilst we process your application as we receive a lot of interest and we want to ensure that each applicant is given the consideration he/she deserves.

You’ll be contacted via email by our Graduate Recruitment Team who will inform you of the outcome and (if applicable) next steps. If your application is taken forward, you will be asked to complete a series of online assessments and a video interview.

Beyond the Internship

Whilst we are not always able to guarantee an offer of employment at the end of your studies, we like to keep in touch with our intern community and many have successfully re-joined Hilton upon completion of their degree. To give you a few examples, we currently have former interns working for us in Finance, Marketing, Sales, HR, Procurement… The list goes on!

About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,600 properties with more than 1 million rooms, in 118 countries and territories.

Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2021 World’s Best Workplaces list. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 106 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room.

How to apply

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Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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