Melco Cyprus inks scholarship deal for staff with local universities

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Melco Resorts & Entertainments Cyprus subsidiary has signed agreements with local universities that will see full and partial scholarships offered to employees of Cyprus Casinos.

Cyprus Casinos, operated by Melco Cyprus, currently employs around 700 staff across its four satellite casinos and temporary casino in Limassol, with another 2,500 staff to come onboard once the companys 550 million City of Dreams Mediterranean development opens in late 2022.

Melco said that scholarships and reduced course rates had been agreed with a number of local institutions over the next three years to help educate employees in up to 35 fields including business administration, international tourism, hospitality and event management, accounting, finance, business intelligence and data analytics, human resources and security management.

Among the partnering educational institutions are the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM), European University Cyprus, University of Nicosia, the Cyprus Institute of Marketing (CIM), University of Central Lancashire Cyprus and Global College.

Melco explained that it wants to enable as many of its employees as possible to pursue their academic aspirations.

We believe supporting and developing our people drives success, said Property General Manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos, Grant Johnson.

We therefore create a culture of excellence through talent development and investment. Embracing lifelong learning is core to Melcos Corporate Social Responsibility philosophy, so the provision of colleague development and career advancement opportunities is a top priority.

As the operator of Europes largest integrated resort, we are aware that we stand at the forefront of the countrys vital tourism industry. Hence, we want to ensure our people grow with us, receive the best possible education and training, gain academic credentials to maximise their potential and continue building successful careers.

We strive to be an employer of choice, and development opportunities are essential for attracting and retaining the best talent.