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An accelerated leadership development programme

If you’re committed to a career in hospitality leadership, IHG’s Future Leader Aspire accelerated programme is for you. It will prepare you for your next step management position in 18 months with early graduation possible at 12 months for outstanding performance. The end of Aspire is only the beginning of your career with IHG. Vacancies open from September 2019 for 2020 positions

A fast track hotel supervisor programme

IHG Future Leader Embark Programme IHG Future Leader Embark Programme is a fast track programme taking frontline colleagues in hotel operations to hotel supervisor level in as little as 6 months. Launching globally in 2020

Check in Training

Unrivalled access to world-class training, supported by outstanding coaches and leaders.

Check in Development

A challenging, rewarding experience which pushes you to reach your highest potential in the shortest possible time.

Check in Support

With the hotel GM as personal mentor, a member of the hotel executive team as personal coach, and a welcoming, supportive environment from colleagues and peers

Check in Travel

Daily interaction with colleagues and guests from around the world

The possibility of international travel as your career progresses, depending on the role and your aspiration

2020 Future Leader applications open from now (check your location on the map below)

If you are applying as an external candidate or from an IHG franchise property, search here.

If you are an IHG colleague from an IHG Managed hotel, search here.

(If you are applying for a role in Russia/CIS please send your CV to

Please input "Future Leader" into the keyword section to view all Future Leader opportunities.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: You must have the Right to Work in each country you make an application to.
The recruitment and selection process may vary by region.

Want to be part of the IHG family? Don't miss out, apply with us now!
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Middle East: now closed

Europe: 29 March 2019

South East Asia: 29 March 2019

Australia: 29 March 2019

Japan: 29 March 2019

America: 13 April 2019

Great China: open until June 2019


Check in to Future Leader possibilities, use the search term Future Leader to view all vacancies across IHG.

If you are a Future Leader Aspire candidate, the minimum requirements include:

Application and Online Assessment

Tell us why you want to be part of IHG’s Future Leader Aspire programme and answer some questions about your experience. It’s the perfect opportunity to highlight your best self! We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

If you meet out eligbility criteria you will be invited to complete an online assessment.


An accelerated programme requires a certain type of person. An interview will help us determine if you have what it takes to accelerate your learning and your career in a fast-paced environment.

An additional interview may be required at a later stage to help us determine the right hotel fit for you.


Face to face assessments involving business simulation exercises will help us understand how you organise information and make decisions when presented with complex challenges.

Understanding how you work will not only help us in selection but will help inform your development needs for the future!


Once we are confident you have what it takes and have identified the right hotel fit for you, you will be presented with a IHG Future Leader Programme Offer, by your host hotel

We will be excited to welcome you and ensure you are set up for success through pre-onboarding communication and activities, ensuring you have Room for a Great start with IHG.

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