h-g-r reveals 200th university partner

15th Jul 2008

Hospitality Graduate Recruitment has announced Plekhanov Russian Economic Academy as its 200th international hospitality university partner. h-g-r (www.h-g-r.com), founded by Managing Director Jeff Ross - who is himself a hotel school graduate, a past lecturer for Swiss Hotel Schools and a former General Manager with Intercontinental Hotels Group - knows well the challenges that hotel schools and hospitality employers both face in providing students and alumni with career guidance, training placements and job opportunities. Via its leading website, h-g-r offers a unique solution for hotel schools, graduates and employers alike.

The Russian hospitality market is a very exciting one and h-g-r is delighted that its 200th academic partner has come from this location. Moscow is a European market leader in terms of hotel performance and supply growth. Numerous hotel chain development directors are currently investigating the Russian market and have discovered cities like Moscow, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Samara, Sochi and Ufa - all important Russian centres with over a million inhabitants.  The continuing growth of the hospitality industry around the world has meant an ongoing demand for staff, particularly for skilled and educated employees, and Russia is no exception.

Ms Ksenia Kashirina, Recruitment Specialist at the department of employment assistance of Plekhanov Russian Economic Academy, states that they are “delighted to be in partnership with Hospitality Graduate Recruitment, and to have the opportunity to provide international training and career opportunities via h-g-r for their students and alumni.  The Russian hospitality education industry is developing rapidly, and it is crucial that hotel schools and universities have the right industry connections, both within Russia and internationally.  We look forward to a good working relationship over the coming years.”



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