Traineeships in Hospitality Management

Based on well established apprenticeship principles, a Traineeship is an “earn while you learn” alternative to full time tertiary education. Comprising work integrated learning undertaken in the workplace and theoretical study by way of distance learning through our IHS Online campus, tutorials and ancillary courses, Traineeships have proven themselves (to trainees and employers) in the quality of graduates produced and the number of successful careers launched.

Successful candidates will be required to work six days per week (including Public Holidays) and standard industry shifts (including nightshift). Trainees work in modules, with their time being divided between Kitchens, Food & Beverage, Front Office, Rooms Division and other departments of the hotel. The hotel issues a Certificate of Service if all three years of practical experience are completed in that hotel. Trainees are generally given preference for permanent positions on completion of their programmes.

THREE YEAR PROGRAMME

  • 3-year programme
  • Minimum entry requirement – Matric/Senior Certificate
  • Courses commence each year in January and July.

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will receive: 

  • The International Hotel School Higher Certificate in Hospitality Management  NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID No: 88062)
  • National Certificates in:
    • Food and Beverage Services NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID No: 14113)
  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) Hospitality Management Diploma.  (Awarded by AHLEI)   

In addition to the above, trainees will complete ancillary courses in Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting and Wine Service.

TWO YEAR PROGRAMME

  • 2-year programme
  • Minimum entry requirement – Grade 10, and at least 18 years old
  • Courses commence each year in January and July.

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will receive: 

  • National Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (NQF Level 4) (SAQA ID No: 14113)
  • City & Guilds Certificate in Food & Beverage Service.

And the following relevant qualifications depending on their area of speciality:

Food & Beverage Operations speciality:

  • City & Guilds Diploma in Food & Beverage Service

Reception Operation Services speciality

  • City & Guilds Diploma in Reception Services
  • Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC) in Hospitality Reception NQF Level 4 (SAQA ID No: 59790)

Accommodation services speciality

  • City & Guilds Diploma in Accommodation Services
  • National Certificate in Accommodation Service NQF Level 2 (SAQA ID No: 14110)

Note: A Specialisation will only be offered where a minimum number of Trainees per campus have selected the area of Specialisation.

In addition to the above, trainees will complete ancillary courses in Basic First Aid, Basic Fire Fighting and Wine Service. 

For further information on this programme, download the Programme Information Sheet

If you’re keen to start your journey to a rewarding hospitality or culinary career, don’t hesitate, APPLY NOW!

You can apply online: Online Application Form or download the application form, and fax it back to the number provided: 086 649 0915, or email it to your nearest campus. 

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We look forward to welcoming you on campus soon!