Management Development Programme (MDP) is designed for the team members at Centara Hotels & Resorts. Each year, we select our potential employees to participate in MDP from all across properties both in Thailand and overseas to develop their knowledge and skills so that they are ready to become young managers within Centara Hotels & Resorts to support rapid company's expansion. Programme applicants must have at least one year of service at Centara Hotels & Resorts and they are required to take English tests, hotel knowledge tests, and the panel interview to be accepted into this programme. Upon the successful completion of the programme, all candidates will be promoted to their position. Centara Hotels & Resorts has been running this programme for 12 years and produced a number of successful candidates. The programme is implemented in a close cooperation with Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU). MDP covers a 12-month training period, including management courses taught by Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU) for a period of 2.5 months, another 2.5 months of Real Time Management at selected property of Centara Hotels & Resorts, and 7-month training in Switzerland by Business and Hotel Management School – Switzerland.