Traineeship Programmes

 

Trainseeship programmesBased on well-established apprenticeship principles, a Traineeship is an alternative to full time tertiary education. Comprising practical training undertaken in the workplace and theoretical study by way of online learning, tutorials and short courses, Traineeships have proven themselves (to trainees and employers) in the quality of graduates produced and the number of successful careers launched. These training programmes are designed and implemented in a manner that aims to provide quality Supervisors and Managers for the future. There are a number of two year traineeship programmes available:

  • Higher Certificate Hospitality Management Programme
  • Higher Certificate in Food and Beverage Management Programme
  • Professional Cookery Programme

Trainees spend their traineeship in a work environment receiving on the job training. as employees of the property they are placed at, they are subject to the same terms and conditions as full time employees. The academic component is run on a self-study basis through IHS Online, with tutorials, assignments and examinations. Academic and lecturer support is available throughout the year. Trainees will also be assessed by IHS Assessors who will conduct these in the workplace. Trainees will be required to work standard industry shifts for 45 hours per week (averaged over 4 months) - including nightshift, Public Holidays and Sundays. Trainees work in modules, with their time being divided between Kitchens, Food & Beverage, Front Office, Rooms Division and other departments of the hotel dependant on the programme chosen.

Method of Selection:

As the Trainee is part of the staff compliment of a property, we understand the importance of finding someone who will be the correct fit for that property.  That is why we encourage properties to be part of the selection process. A short-list of applicants will be compiled and candidates will be invited to attend the assessment day at the Campus. After completion of the short interview and assessments, a further short list is compiled and the candidates are invited to an interview with the Management of our partner hotels. Final selection is then made and successful candidates will be required to complete the contracts and will commence their programme either in January or July.

*Trainee allowance is dependent on the property at with they are placed

What are the benefits to the Property in taking IHS Trainees?

  • The property:– is part of the Trainee selection process if they choose to be. – has full disciplinary responsibility for the Trainee on the property. – has time to assess the Trainee before making a decision to keep them or allow them to move on at the end of their training. – can include the Trainee costs in their WSP submission.
  • A Trainee will not be moved from a property without consultation with management.
  • Should the property decide to employ a Traineeafter their training period they are immediately productive and there is no placement fee.

The obligations of the property would be as follows:

  • Contract Trainee as an employee
  • Nominate a staff member who would be the liaison between IHS and the property
  • See that the Trainee is allowed to move between departments as required by the program timetable
  • Release Trainees to attend tutorials, exams at the IHS campus
  • Take responsibility for discipline of the Trainee as if they were an employee
  • Support IHS regarding debt collection including allowance deductions
  • Provide the Trainee with reasonable support given that they are students

The obligations of IHS would be as follows:

  • The Trainees would be visited regularly by a qualified assessor from IHS
  • Provide the required learning material, academic support and assessments as agreed with the Trainee contractually
  • Provide Trainee counseling related to their academic program, practical/disciplinary questions that may arise from time to time
  • Provide the hotel with an annual schedule for each Trainee detailing when they would be required to attend tutorials and write exams
  • Train the hotels chosen representative regarding their obligations to the training process of the Trainees
  • Provide regular feedback to the GM on Trainee progress
  • Liaise with the Trainees parent/sponsor when required. The Property will not be required to get involved in this function
  • Conduct the required assessments of in the workplace when the situation requires this to be done

If you would like to become one of our partner hotels on the Traineeship Programme, please contact 0861 44 33 00 or click here for your nearest campus's contact details.

https://www.hotelschool.co.za/culinary-courses-and-programmes & https://www.hotelschool.co.za/hospitality-courses-and-programmes

Traineeship

Based on a well established apprenticeship principles, a Traineeship is an alternative to full time tertiary education. Comprising work integrated learning undertaken in the workplace and theoretical study by way of distance learning through IHS Online, 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.

https://www.hotelschool.co.za/work-in-a-hotel

Work in a hotel with IHS Traineeships

Based on well-established apprenticeship principles, a Traineeship is an alternative to full time tertiary education. Comprising practical training undertaken in the workplace and theoretical study by way of distance learning through IHS Online, 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. Trainees receive an excellent education. Subjects are relevant and the textbooks are written by subject matter specialists. They are constantly updated. Plus they receive an excellent grounding in technical and practical skills actually working in hotels whilst they study.

Trainees spend the duration of their studies training in a work environment receiving on the job training during the duration of their placement at a property, Trainees are subject to the same terms and conditions as full time employees.

This programme is aimed at 18 - 23 year olds, and we will accept applicants up to 26 years of age. The academic component is run on a self-study basis. Our Two Year traineeship students study through IHS Online with Academic and lecturer support available throughout the year. Trainees will also be assessed by IHS Assessors who will conduct these in the workplace. Trainees will be required to have access to a computer and an internet link. There are a number of traineeship programmes available:

Traineeship Programmes:

Download Traineeship Programmes Brochure

Traineeships in Hospitality Management

Based on well established apprenticeship principles, a Traineeship is an  alternative to full time tertiary education. Comprising work integrated learning undertaken in the workplace and theoretical study by way of distance learning through IHS Online, 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 depending on the specialisation chosen. The hotel issues a Certificate of Service if the programme   is completed in that hotel. Trainees are generally given preference for permanent positions on completion of their programmes.

 TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMMES

  • 2-year programme
  • Minimum entry requirement – National Senior Certificate with a Higher Certificate entry pass or equivalent
  • Courses commence each year in January and July.Trainee allowance is dependent on the property at which they are placed

Higher Certificate in Hospitality Management Programme

Upon Successful Completion the Graduates will receive:

  • IHS Higher Certificate: Hospitality Management (NQF Level 5) (SAQA ID No 88062)

Higher Certificate in Food & Beverage Programme

Upon Successful Completion the Graduates will receive:

  • IHS Higher Certificate: Food and Beverage Management (NQF Level 5) (SAQA ID No: 88063)

Professional Cookery Programme

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will receive: 

  • IHS Higher Certificate in Food & Beverage Management (NQF Level 5) (SAQA ID No: 88063 )
  • City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts)

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 email it to your nearest campus. 

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We look forward to welcoming you on campus soon!