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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.’’

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