Each programme is in essence five years long, which includes the experiential year required to be able to apply and taking up permanent employment within the group for a minimum of a year after completion of the educational component of three years. The programme equips trainees with practical skills, theoretical knowledge and a broad understanding of the hospitality industry.
During the educational component of the programme trainees are placed with up to 3 (three) separate hotels within the Marriott International group of hotels in South Africa. Trainees are transferred in order to gain the experience of working in different types of hotels (i.e. city centre, resort, country). The location at which a trainee may be placed is at the discretion of the Program Managers, although the trainees' personal circumstances will be taken into account where possible.
Trainees will spend a minimum of 1 (one) year with a hotel before being transferred to a new hotel. Hotel transfers take place in January of each respective year and trainees are advised in early December where they have been placed for the following year.
Hospitality Management Trainees work in all the different departments of the hotel and Professional Cookery Trainees work in all the different sections that form part of, or contribute to, a hotel kitchen operation. This is to gain a practical insight into hotel operations.
Create and Download a professional looking CV. It's as simple as entering your details. The system will use the details you entered to generate a professional looking CV which you can Download and use. Get started.