Help young people build promising futures

The hotel industry's global solution to youth unemployment

YCI helps disadvantaged young people flourish by opening the door to the world’s leading hotels.

We enable the hotel sector to support local communities and build a pipeline of skilled and motivated talent to recruit from. Our vision is for all young people anywhere in the world to have the same opportunities for education and employment no matter their background.

YCI NEWS & SUCCESS STORIES

“YCI helps young people turn their lives around”

Kathryn Porter, Director of Youth Strategy EMEA at Hilton is a keen champion of YCI and eager to roll more programmes out across the company’s properties in …

YCI Photo winners reveal a world of opportunities

The Global YCI team is based in London, UK and although we sometimes get to visit our programmes located around …

Join our team and help more young people develop their futures

Join the YCI team and help young people in the Middle East and Africa access hospitality skills and

YCI Lebanon celebrates first graduates

They say the best things come to those who wait and that was certainly true for our recent

Meet Hector who discovered a passion for human resources

When Hector Plascencia came to YCI he was not currently studying, but was looking for a chance to

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Meet Hector who discovered a passion for human resources

When Hector Plascencia came to YCI he was not currently studying, but was looking for a chance to develop skills to help build a professional career. But …

Meet Trung who became an entrepreneur

 Unemployment among young people in Vietnam is three times higher than the country’s average. It is particularly difficult for disadvantaged …

Meet Bhavesh who made his dreams reality

Bhavesh Gambhey lived with his parents in India, coming from an economically disadvantaged background. He didn’t expect big

Meet Ericka Macias who gained her independence

Meet Erika Macias who graduated from YCI Guadalajara in 2017. Ericka had moved from place to place in

Meet Jefferson who discovered a love of cooking

Jefferson dos Santos graduated from YCI Rio de Janeiro in December 2017. Thanks to the programme this shy

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