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Great Britain: Solidarity Accor projects cross borders

From 16 to 25 April 2015, nine young people from the association Sport dans la Ville from Lyon travelled to London as part of its “Job dans la Ville” employment programme.

This weeklong event had a twofold objective: give young people a chance to improve their English and help them consider international mobility as a viable career option.

AccorHotels employees in Lyon have been involved locally in the project for several years (mentoring, hotel visits, professional meetings, etc.). It was only natural for the teams in England to join their efforts and show the group around two hotels in London. Solidarity knows no borders!




Frederic Le Bars and Erol Uray, the Assistant Managers of ibis and the Novotel London Blackfriars, welcomed the group and organised a visit to share their passion for the hotel industry and inspire the students.

The trip also included visits to other companies, cultural activities and other entertainment. The Sport dans la Ville group returned to France with newfound confidence as they prepare for their upcoming two-month traineeship abroad.