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From September next year 19-year-old James Hamilton of Putaruru will learn what is required in running a tourism business.
For 12 months he will call Orlando, Florida, home.
Recruitment managers for the entertainment company recently held sessions in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, as part of a seminar and interviewing process for Australia and New Zealand Work Experience candidates.
Murray Hamilton said his son had a real passion for the tourism industry, with the former Putaruru College student currently studying at the Sir George Seymour Tourism College in Hamilton.
‘‘James went to Auckland with five others from the Hamilton campus and there were approximately 1000 people at the Auckland session,’’ Mr Hamilton said.
Of the 1000 applicants at the Auckland session, Mr Hamilton said James was one of the six Sir George Seymour students from Hamilton to be accepted for the Disney Inter- national Management Programme.
Over a twelve-month period the young tourism enthusiast will be involved in varied roles.
These will include welcoming visitors, character play, food and beverage and resort accommodation, while attending training courses aimed at tourism management.
The course offers the opportunity for students 18 years and older (and studying at an accredited postsecondary education institute or a tertiary level institution) to network with Disney leaders and expand on their experiences at the 70sq km theme park.
MAGIC AWAITS: Putaruru teenager James Hamilton has been accepted into the Disney Management Programme where he will spend 12 months in Orlando.