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THREE CITIES TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMME (article first published : 2002-09-25)

The Three Cities Group Traineeship programme produces some of the finest skilled hotel and resort management personnel in South Africa. The programme combines theoretical and practical aspects of the hotel industry and turns out highly sought-after supervisors, managers and culinary professionals.

The traineeship programme commenced in 1981 with four trainees and has shown tremendous growth over the last few years with 310 trainees currently registered nationwide. Trainees have achieved a 100% success in finding good positions at the end of their programmes.

The traineeship programme is based on the well-established apprenticeship principle – “earn while you learn” and is viewed as an alternative to full time tertiary education. Trainees spend three years training in a work environment, receiving on the job training and are continuously assessed against a nationally recognised standard. The academic component is run on a self-study basis, with students attending tutorials, writing progress tests and examinations.

The practical training is undertaken in the workplace at a number of Three Cities and non-Three Cities units throughout the country. Among these are the Royal Hotel’s successful Backstage supper theatre venue.

The deadline date for applications for next year has been extended to September 27. Applicants must have a matric exemption or a senior certificate pass with a minimum of a 'D' aggregate. Some form of prior work experience in the hospitality industry would be an advantage. Applicants must submit a copy of their matric results or their most recent academic results, along with two passport sized photographs, a letter of intent, a CV and any relevant reference letters.

The selection process comprises a screening interview, aptitude test and academic assessment. Short listed candidates then meet executive management of participating hotels for a panel interview before the final selection is made.

The trainees are required to pay an annual tuition and on completion of the programme the management trainees will achieve an internationally recognised Hotel Management Diploma and the Chef trainees will receive an internationally recognised Area of Specialisation Certificate and City & Guilds Diploma.

Traineeships have proven themselves time and again in the quality of graduates produced and the number of successful careers launched.

Applications are to be submitted to The Traineeship Office, PO Box 3628, Durban , 4000 or by fax on 031 360-9333.




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