We are extremely excited to announce that our Hospitality Exchange Project has been awarded funding through the UK Government’s new Turing Scheme.
This project is aimed at students aged 18 – 24 years old recently graduated or studying Higher National Diplomas in Hospitality Management and Services. These courses prepare students for careers in hospitality and help them attain the knowledge, skills and qualifications needed to succeed in the workplace. The project aims to build upon this by offering students the opportunity to carry out work placements abroad in hospitality management and services with renowned high-end hotels, providing a unique academic and career-building opportunity.
Students will undertake 4-6 week placements, allowing them to convert their theoretical knowledge to practical, real-life work experience in their study field, bridging the gap between education and employment.
The students will have the opportunity to work in 5* hotels in the following countries:
- South Africa
These 5 countries have been carefully selected as they rank in the top 6 most popular tourist destinations globally, with hospitality being a cornerstone of their culture, artistic sites, natural landscapes, and famous cuisine.
Long-term, the project further the “Global Britain” aspirations and will enhance the national hospitality sector by adopting/sharing good practices from host countries. It will provide a springboard for those pursuing degrees in hospitality and increase employment outcomes post-studies, helping tackle youth unemployment and decrease the number of youth categorised as NEET. There will be a direct aim to include those from disadvantaged and promote social mobility.
If you are a hospitality student, currently studying in the UK, get in touch for the opportunity to carry out a work placement abroad!