TRAVELLING A DIFFERENT PATH
A CAREER in the tourism industry was not the longterm goal for food and beverage attendant Clementine Joyce-Tubb. Tubb, 20, studied a Bachelor in International Relations and has plans to do further study but needed a part-time job to support herself. placements to students from the Adelaide Hospitality and Tourism School to help give them an insight into the standards required at a fivestar hotel.
It also employs staff who Through the Adelaide Hospitality and Tourism School, she gained handson experience and her foot in the door at Rendezvous Grand Hotel. ‘‘I really enjoyed my placement at the Rendezvous and the experience opened my eyes to the great careers show exceptional skills during their placement.
Executive housekeeper Myra Sullivan says the placement gives trainees the chance to try out their skills, make a good first impression and get a real feel for hotel work before formally joining the industry.
‘‘ It is about giving people a chance to show what they can do and a taste of the many different departments within the hotel,’’ she says.
available in a five-star hotel,’’ she says. ‘‘My stay may be short term but who knows? It may also turn out to be a medium to long-term career choice for me. ‘‘There are opportunities to work in hotels overseas, there’s manager positions, PR positions – lots of jobs.’’