Four Seasons accepts applicants for 2013 training program

Four Seasons Resorts Maldives will soon hold preliminary information sessions and application interviews for its 2013 Hospitality Apprenticeship Class. The program is open to Maldivians ages 17 – 20 with O-level certifications and English fluency; up to 50 applicants will be accepted.

The program, one of the highest-ranked of its kind in the Indian Ocean, offers a year’s vocational training in food and beverage service, maritime transport, housekeeping and guest services, PADI divemaster or water sports attendance.

Apprentices live and work in Four Seasons Resorts Maldives, attending theory classes and training sessions five days a week. Reviews are held regularly.

Tourism is the Maldives leading industry and contributor of foreign currency. A quarter of the Maldives population (300,000) is between ages 15 – 24. In the country’s atolls, half of women and a quarter of men are unemployed.

Information Sessions and Application Interviews will take place at Dhuvaafaru, Raa on 3 December 2011; Fuamulah on 9 December; Addu on 10 December; Male on 10 & 11 December; Naifaru/Hinnavaru, Lhaviyani on 16 December; Velidhoo, Noon on 17 December and Baa Atoll on 13 & 14 January 2012. If unable to attend a session, those interested may submit an application no later than 15 February 2012.