Hilton Sandton is recruiting for the 2024 Operations Internship

Job Summary

Hilton Sandton in South Africa is recruiting for the 2024 Operations Internship.

Closing date: 12 April 2024

Location: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa 

Once you have been on placement with us you are part of Team Hilton and whilst we cannot always guarantee an offer of employment after your studies, we like to keep in touch. Many interns have successfully re-joined Hilton upon completion of their degree.

Job Description

We are thrilled to share that we are looking for 2 high-calibre undergraduate students to join our Africa and Indian Ocean (AIO) team on a 12-month placement. The AIO office is responsible for operational efficiencies within the AIO region.

From day one, our placement students are fully integrated into the AIO Regional Operations Team and are involved in different aspects of the business. Our placements offer vast exposure and opportunities, such as the opportunity to network with senior executives, involvement in regional conferences and for some, international travel. 

Within the EMEA Corporate offices, you will be part of a cohort of 40+ Interns, working across various corporate teams within our region and involved in our leading intern programme. This includes regular connect meetings, short assignments and feedback sessions designed to support your development.

Careers at Hilton

Hilton is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing hospitality companies, with over 7,000 hotels in 123 countries & territories. Today we have a portfolio of 22 brands across luxury, high-end lifestyle, suites, full service and affordable hotel categories. Our flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand is the most recognised hotel brand in the world.

We have an incredible culture which makes Hilton a great place to work. As a company we are consistently endorsed by our employees as a Great Place To Work, where for the last 2 years we have ranked in the top 3 companies in the UK and in the world.

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We value and celebrate our team members diversities and individualism and foster a culture of belonging across our organisation. Joining Hilton will give you the opportunity to contribute to our rich culture and give back to the community. 

Duties and Responsibilities

As an AIO intern, you will play an active role in our continued success. You will carry out a range of administrative/support activities, as well as having ownership of your own project-based initiatives.

During this placement, you will support the team with a range of project management activities. It is a great opportunity to experience different departments, but also the various functions supporting hotels. As an intern, you will play an active role in our continued success.

Some of the more specific responsibilities you will be taking on are detailed as follows. 

  • Support the team with a range of activities to facilitate and deliver cross-functional projects across AIO, with the opportunity to contribute with your own ideas.
  • Recording and monitoring project deliverables to evaluate progress against KPI’s.

  • Assist with communicating project updates and results to regional stakeholders.   
  • Own and deliver on projects, monitoring and presenting findings back to the wider team. 
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Why choose us?

Embarking on our year in industry programme is a transformative journey, encompassing a structured framework of learning and development activities. Here’s what you can look forward to: 

  • Learning and Development: Placement students have access to online learning and in-person workshops to enhance their skills and contribute meaningfully to ongoing projects. 
  • Networking: Our programme offers our interns the chance to connect with professionals at various levels, paving the way for valuable relationships.

  • Feedback and Growth: Regular evaluations and feedback sessions will ensure our interns receive guidance and an opportunity to continually improve. 
  • Cross-Exposure: Opportunity to gain insight into another function.
  • Hilton Perks: Including our Go Hilton TM Travel Program, which provides you with access to heavily reduced hotel room rates for you, your family & friends.


As with any job, we do have certain criteria that you will need to meet to be considered for one of these highly sought-after opportunities. These are detailed as follows. 

  • First and foremost, Hilton is a hospitality company, and we are looking for individuals with a strong sense of alignment to our culture and values.
  • Must be a graduate. 
  • Must be available to start in May2024, for the full 12-month duration.
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  • Must be fluent in English (speaking, reading, and writing).
  • Highly personable and able to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail in your approach to work.
  • You must demonstrate a genuine interest for hospitality.

  • Positive attitude and good communication skills
  • Commitment to delivering a high level of output.
  • Ability to work on your own and as part of a team.

How to Apply

Please apply now, applications close on 12 April 2024. Our placements are extremely popular, therefore please bear with us as we want to ensure that each applicant is given the consideration that they deserve. 

If successful in your application, you’ll be invited to complete a digital one-way video interview, this allows us to learn more about you and whether this placement might be a great fit!

So please do look out for our email updates and we encourage you to complete each next step as soon as possible. 

Good luck, we are looking forward to meeting you! 


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