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Camille Oliva, a Champs-Elysees headhunter

A Vatel 2014 alumnus, today Camille Oliva heads the Marriott Group’s Training & Recruitment department at their Paris pilot hotel.


Camille Oliva, a Champs-Elysees headhunter

Born in Aix en Provence, in southern France, Camille Oliva graduated from high school in 2011 and started her undergraduate studies right away at Vatel Nimes.

The young lady had several professional experiences at the Vatel Hotel in Nimes and during her internships until she was hired for her first job as soon as she graduated.
Invited to speak at the 2017 21st Global Lodging Forum, as the Marriott Champs Elysees Training & Recruitment Manager, she met Benjamin Garcia, the Head of Studies for Vatel Group. Let’s have a closer look at her Vatel years and current job.


THREE HASHTAGS THAT DESCRIBE YOU:
#driven #ambitious # impassioned

BEST MEMORIES OF YOUR THEORETICAL COURSES AT VATEL:
The Wine Vintages courses: our professor’s skills and the complexity of the information we had to assimilate has always fascinated me.

BEST MEMORIES OF YOUR PRACTICAL COURSES AT VATEL:
The weeks I worked at theVatel Hotel gourmet restaurant. I learned to be thorough, to work in a team and be open-minded, in contact with people from all over the world.

YOUR BEST INTERNSHIP MEMORY DURING YOUR VATEL YEARS:
My internshipat theGrand Hyatt Le Martinez bar in Cannes, with 650 employees during peak season. Sometimes I felt like I lived in a little village and I had the opportunity of serving expensive bottles to super stars!

3 SUBJECTS TAUGHT AT VATEL THAT YOU USE EVERY DAY:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Corporate Law
  • Negotiation


YOUR HOTEL AND ITS DEPARTMENTS IN A NUTSHELL:
A pilot hotel for the American chain in France, the Marriott Champs Elysees has 200 associates including five in the Human Resources department. Sixty new talents have been hired since the beginning of 2017 and they already share Marriott’s culture and values.

YOUR JOB IN A FEW WORDS:
My role is to find talents and help them identify their potentials through targeted training sessions.

2 HANDS-ON MISSIONS IN YOUR CURRENT JOB:

  • Promoting our hotel through internal tours and external events in hotel management schools
  • Studying the difficult working conditions of each job in the hotel to improve workstations


2 OFFICE MISSIONS IN YOUR CURRENT JOB: 


3 SATISFACTIONS FROM WORKING IN THE MARRIOTT:

  • Family spirit
  • Empowerment
  • Promotions