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2024 Management Development Program (MDP) Trainee - Engineering


7930 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 1100
McLean, VA 22102

Corporate Office



***This job will be situated onsite at select hotel properties throughout the US***

We are seeking individuals who want to accelerate their careers in hotel management as part of the US Management Development Program (MDP). During the program, MDP Trainees will have the opportunity to gain hands-on hospitality experience, leadership development and exposure by working within Hilton’s managed portfolio of hotels to help jump-start a career at Hilton.

This full-time paid training program begins in August 2024 and offers a great entry-level management salary. Upon successful completion of the program, MDP graduates will be invited to apply for available job placement opportunities across Hilton.


At Hilton, we believe every Team Member is a leader. We are committed to offering leadership development opportunities through every step of a Team Member’s career journey and at every level, both in our hotels and across corporate.

Hilton is proud to support the mental and physical well-being of all Team Members so they can Thrive personally and professionally in a diverse and inclusive environment, thanks to programs and benefits such as:

  • Go Hilton travel program: Discounted travel with room rates as low as $40/night
  • Hilton Shares: Our employee stock purchase program (ESPP) - you can purchase Hilton shares at a 15 percent discount!
  • Debt-Free Education: You will have access to a wide variety of educational credentials through our partnership with Guild Education, including: college degrees and professional certifications
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance coverage for you and your family, including mental health resources and free counseling through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and flexible shifts

**Available benefits may vary depending upon terms and conditions of employment and are subject to the terms and conditions of the plans.



Your role is important and below are some of the fundamental job duties that make your work unique.

The Management Development Program (MDP) is a comprehensive nine-month development program. Our goal with the program is to prepare you for first time manager roles and build a rewarding career in hospitality within a variety of property locations across the United States.

As part of MDP, Trainees will participate in formal leadership development programming in partnership with Harvard designed to develop leadership capabilities in rising hotel leaders. MDP Trainees will also be assigned self-led learning courses through LinkedIn Learning and participate in webinars and mentorship opportunities to support them throughout the program journey.

What your day-to-day will be like:

  • Spend the first 3 months of your program participating in a general hotel rotation through all areas and departments to gain a full understanding of our business.
  • The proceeding 6 months will then focus on a specific area of specialization.
  • Specialization discipline choices may include: Catering & Events, Culinary, Engineering, Finance, Food & Beverage, Front Office, Housekeeping, Marketing, Revenue, and Sales. 


You have these minimum qualifications:

  • Willing and able to relocate within the US
  • Can work in the US without employment sponsorship
  • Fluently speaks, reads and writes English

It would be useful if you have:

  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Graduating with a two or four-year institution by Spring 2024 or equivalent work experience
  • Held a leadership role in your community or engaged with a student run organization.
  • Two (2) years of customer service experience (e.g., Server, babysitting, front desk, volunteer, coaching)
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite.


The future of hospitality is bright at Hilton: a leading global hospitality company with a diverse portfolio of world-class brands. Dedicated to filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, we have welcomed more than 3 billion guests in our more-than 100-year history. Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture and we are consistently named among one of the World’s Best Workplaces. Check out the Hilton Careers blog and Instagram to learn more about what it’s like to be on Team Hilton!

It is the policy of Hilton to employ qualified persons without regard to color, race, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medication conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military service, status as a protected veteran, disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable law, genetic information, or any other protected group status as defined by and subject to applicable federal, state and local laws. Hilton’s commitment to equal employment opportunity supports the attraction and retention of a diverse workforce that will enhance our effectiveness in attracting Team Members, customers, corporate partners, and owners.

We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position and provide other benefits and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable law.  Please contact us if you require an accommodation during the application process.

Hilton offers its eligible team members a comprehensive benefits package including medical insurance coverage for you and your family, access to our employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) where you can purchase Hilton shares at a 15 percent discount, debt-free education with access to a wide variety of education credentials through our partnership with Guild Education, mental health resources, paid time off programs, and our travel discount. Available benefits may vary depending upon property-specific terms and conditions of employment and the terms of the collective bargaining agreement if applicable. The hourly rate for this role is $24 - $32 and is determined based on applicable and specialized experience and location.

Posted February 2, 2024


About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time.

We believe Hospitality isn’t just a job; it’s a journey of self-discovery, growth, community and cultures. Our Team Members are extraordinary professionals who work together to deliver exceptional experiences for all who walk through our doors. As we continue to grow and innovate, our Vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” has never faltered. We are more than a room for the night. We create heartfelt experiences for Guests, meaningful opportunities for Team Members, and a positive impact in our Communities.

We’re always on the lookout for executives, management, hotel operations, call center/reservationists, and students and graduates interested in joining any of the Hilton brands:

  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  • Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
  • Conrad Hotels & Resorts
  • Canopy by Hilton
  • Curio – A Collection by Hilton
  • Doubletree by Hilton
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hampton by Hilton
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Tru by Hilton
  • Tapestry Collection by Hilton

If you appreciate the impact global travel can have on the world and know how to offer an exceptional hospitality experience, you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Hilton Team Member.