New USP Interns Join InterContinental Fiji

(NATADOLA, FIJI) Wednesday 1st February 2017 – The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa welcomed six tertiary students from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management based at the University of the South Pacific (USP) for a one year internship; continuing their partnership for the 5th year.

As part of the specialty Hotel Management degree programme, this apprenticeship allows students to directly experience the hospitality and tourism industry, develop their skills and practical experience, build a network of contacts, strengthen resumes and learn about the various departments within a resort prior to graduating in 2019.

Each of the students will be allocated to both front and back of house departments and can anticipate covering all departments of the Resort within the 12 months of their internship.

In order to be accepted into the programme, students must be recognised as high potential candidates by their institution to be eligible for consideration. The six students were part of just under a thirty candidates interviewed at the annual USP Careers Fair with different Resort representatives. Students were qualified during the interview based on their confidence, product knowledge, aptitude to develop their career and ability to demonstrate examples of the IHG Winning Ways of Do the Right Thing, Show We Care, Aim Higher, Celebrate Difference and Work Better Together.

“We place a high emphasis on training and we prefer that our interns learn and accumulate as much practical experience as possible, giving them an opportunity to apply the theory learnt in the classroom to real-world situations. This programme equips interns with the comprehension and expertise needed to excel in different facets of the hotel industry as well as investing in themselves and their future,” said Mr. Andrew Davidson, Area General Manager South Pacific at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.

The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is committed to supporting our educational institutions, developing talent and securing future leaders by investing in its people through partnership with USP and other vocational institutions for paid internships in order to strengthen Fiji’s growing Hospitality and Tourism industry.

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is part of the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG). With over 5,000 hotels in over 110 countries and territories there is literally a world of opportunity for IHG employees who aspire to grow and develop their careers.

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