Chloe Thijm talks about work and time off in Thailand

May 24, 2017Case Studies, Destinations, Latest News, Paid Internships

Chloe Thijm is a 3rd year Events Management student at Bournemouth University. Chloe is on her placement year in Thailand and working at the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa hotel, Merlin Beach.

We caught up with Chloe recently to find out about her trip so far:

What type of work have you done so far?

So far the work I’ve been doing is in the marketing offices. I’ve been taking photos around the hotel and running the social media accounts. As well as helping out with admin. Next month I will be learning more about the PR side of things.

Who is your work supervisor and what kind of support do they give you?

I’ve been working under a woman called Peggy who is the MARCOMS director and she’s been helping me to learn about the hotel and about marketing. I’ve also received help from HR who have been applying for my work permit and will be helping with my visa extension.

Chloe's 5 Star Marriott placement hotel in Phuket, Thailand

Chloe’s 5 Star Marriott placement hotel in Phuket, Thailand

What’s the hotel like? Can you describe the location and facilities?

The location of the hotel is amazing. It has its one private strip of beach which is stunning. It has 3 different pools, a gym, many bars and restaurants tons of activities including snorkeling and scuba diving.

What are your colleagues like?

My colleges are nice and friendly and from various different parts of Asia. Most people are nice and friendly but at first there were a few people who just stared at me but that’s lessened now!

Chloe with our friendly support staff who meet you on arrival

Chloe with our friendly placement support staff who meet you on arrival

Chloe Thijm relaxing after work in Thailand

Time off after work in Thailand!

Where can you go / what can you do in your time off?

There are plenty of beaches around, and there’s a mall within driving distance of my apartments, and plenty of markets. Yesterday on my day off I went to Patong Beach. I also have plans to go to one of the Temples, Big Buddha and a lot of tourist destinations in my next few days off. Most people just rent motorbikes on their day’s off so that they can get around.

What’s the weather like compared to the UK?

The last few days its been a bit rainy. But aside from that the weather is amazing, very hot, we have fans in our rooms and aircon in the offices so it isn’t too unbearable.

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