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The Management Development Program (MDP) is offered at select locations in the following 4 regions: East, Florida, Hawaii, and West. Interested candidates should apply to their desired region and specify location preferences on the application.
Offered at U.S. based resorts, the Management Development Program (MDP) is an intensive immersion program offering participants work experience throughout a resort. Working in a resort and with site leadership, participants will also have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their leadership, management and hospitality skills.
The MDP is designed to last 6-12 months depending upon the participant's previous experience and the needs of the property. The site leaders and regional HR leaders will work with successful participants to place them in management positions upon completion of the MDP.
Participants will have a specialization department where they will spend a minimum of 15 weeks, see departments shown below. The participant will spend time working in other complimentary departments during their training. The time spent in each department will depend upon the specialization department and a participant could expect to spend 1-4 weeks in up to 5 complimentary departments.
The Management Development Program (MDP) is available with specializations in one the following resort operation based departments:
Food & Beverage
Safety & Security
Participants will be expected to learn and preform the job duties of the positions within their assigned specialization and complimentary departments. For example, in a Front Office rotation the participant may be expected to learn the roles of a Guest Services Agent, At Your Service Agent, Rooms Controller, Supervisor and also have the opportunity to lead shifts and work on special projects.
Participants will also learn what drives Guest Satisfaction and Associate Engagement on site will have opportunities to contribute to these important matters. Participants will be introduced to and have the opportunity to demonstrate the company's values and core beliefs.
Candidates will need to have earned a Bachelor's Degree by the time they begin the MDP.
It is preferred that the candidate majored in Hospitality or Hotel/Restaurant Management. Business majors may also be considered, however, it is recommended that they have work experience in the hospitality field. Hospitality minor students may also be considered.
Candidates should be recent graduates within the current semester or up to one year post graduation.
Standards of Dress & Grooming
All participants must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation Policy HR-EMP-19 Standards of Appearance
All participants for whom a uniform has been provided must wear the appropriate uniform. Uniforms must be neat and clean at all times. Alterations to uniforms are allowed only if prior approval has been obtained from a supervisor/manager. Missing buttons should be replaced and tears or holes repaired before the uniform is worn.
Non-uniformed participants should dress with good business taste and in clothing appropriate to their jobs. Good business taste does not include blue jeans, shorts, spandex pants, tank tops, midriffs, halter tops, or other generally recognized casual sportswear. Dress or skirt length should be no shorter than four inches above the knee. All interns must wear proper undergarments. Corporate office interns must adhere to policy EMP-20 Corporate Office Business Dress Guidelines.
Marriott Vacations Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.