Four Seasons opens 2013 Hospitality Apprenticeships

Four Seasons Resorts Maldives has held a series of information sessions and application interviews for its 2013 Hospitality Apprenticeship scheme.

The program will offer 50 young Maldivians a year’s vocational training in food and beverage preparation, service, maritime transport, housekeeping and guest services, PADI dive master and water sports.

In a statement, the resort said that the program was “the most successful and longest running of its kind in the Indian Ocean.”

After a decade of operation, the program’s reputation “has grown to such an extent that virtually all apprentices get a job upon graduation, with a level of skill that would otherwise have taken years to acquire.”

Apprentices live and work at Four Seasons Resorts Maldives, training in resort operations five days a week, with theory classes one day a week. Performance appraisals and tests are taken at regular interviews.

The program is open to young Maldivians aged 17-20, with O-level certifications, an enthusiastic service-minded attitude, an excellent disciplinary record and fluency in both written and spoken English. Previous work experience is not required.

Interviews took place in Male’, Raa, Addu and Fuamulah Atolls earlier this month, while interviews will be held at Naifaru/Hinnavaru, Lhaviyani on December 16; Velidhoo, Noonu on 17 December 17 and Baa Atoll on January 13-14,2012.

Interested applicants who are unable to attend one of the above sessions should complete and return an application form by February 15, 2012: [email protected]