Cyprus, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 – Melco Cyprus, operator of Cyprus Casinos (“C2”) and the upcoming integrated resort (IR) City of Dreams Mediterranean, is partnering with local top-rated universities to offer colleagues practical learning opportunities through scholarships. An advocate of lifelong-learning, and as one of the country’s largest employers, the Company has signed three-year agreements with a number of partnering universities based in Cyprus, which offer full and partial scholarships to Melco employees in up to 35 fields of study, including business administration, international tourism, hospitality and event management, accounting, finance, business intelligence and data analytics, human resources and security management.
In partnership with local educational institutions, Melco Cyprus has secured reduced rates for studies in a wide range of fields, including PhD programmes, with the aim to enable as many of its employees as possible to pursue their academic aspirations. Partnering universities include 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.
Property General Manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos, Mr. Grant Johnson, stated, “We believe supporting and developing our people drives success. We therefore create a culture of excellence through talent development and investment. Embracing lifelong-learning is core to Melco’s Corporate Social Responsibility philosophy, so the provision of colleague development and career advancement opportunities is a top priority. As the operator of Europe’s largest integrated resort, we are aware that we stand at the forefront of the country’s 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”.
Melco Cyprus currently employs around 700 people, the vast majority of whom are Cypriot citizens. This number is expected to reach 1,500 in the upcoming months, while during the construction phase, City of Dreams Mediterranean is estimated to create around 4,000 local job opportunities, and approximately 2,500 permanent jobs once it opens.