The hospitality industry is huge and includes a wide selection of diverse businesses. It is an exciting industry with restaurants, clubs, casino’s, game lodges, cruise ships, hotels and more. Many people when considering hospitality think it is all about hotels, guest houses, and restaurants. But this industry includes so many businesses that your career options with Hospitality Learnerships are unlimited.
This industry offers work from waiters/waitresses and cleaners to management, catering and more. It is a rewarding and exciting industry to be part of with opportunities throughout the world. It is a very social, public and unique industry with great working environments and opportunities. The hospitality industry is all about keeping clients happy. Most businesses in this sector provide relaxation, fun and luxury services for clients from all cultures.
Companies offering Hospitality Learnerships
- Emperors Palace
- Sun International
- ProServ South Africa – Talent Placement
- Four Seasons International
- SACA – South African Chefs Association
- Department of Tourism
Hospitality Learnerships Available
This industry has multiple possibilities for talented students who love being around people. There is a variety of businesses in this industry such as hotels, Game lodges, resorts, cruise ships, casino’s, theme parks, restaurants, airlines and more. These businesses are found all over the world, thus, candidates in this line could even travel the world and work in exotic locations. Below we have listed some of the occupations and companies candidates can consider when looking for a learnership in this field.
- Wedding Planner
- Events Manager
- Hotel Manager
- Sales Consultant
- Marketing Manager
- Guest House Manager
- Tourism Manager
- Events Coordinator
- Recreations Manager
- Spa Manager
- Tour Guide
- Assistant Manager
Most of these learnerships usually extend over a 12 to 24-month period and offer selected candidates lodging or accommodation, a monthly stipend and if included meals. These will be discussed with the selected candidate before awarding the learnership.
Learnerships for Hospitality: Requirements
Hospitality learnership requirements depend a lot on the career path and company you are applying to. All learnerships in this field have some basic requirements that are the same. Yet, some companies may have additional requirements that must be met by the applicant before submitting their application form. Below is a list of the basic requirements candidates will need.
- You must be a South African citizen
- Must be over 18 but not older than 30
- You must hold a valid ID document
- Applicants must have a valid Matric certificate
- You must not be employed or part of another learnership
- Must have a diploma or degree in field of application where applicable
- You must be outgoing and presentable
- Candidates must have great communication skills
- You must have a complete understanding of the English language
Having some background in hospitality will be an advantage but not a must. This is a diverse industry and a place for people who love to be around other people. If you have a passion for service and you are detail orientated, this industry is ideal.