Hospitality placements in Australia
Develop your skills and boost your CV on a Hospitality placement in either Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.
Our hospitality placements in Australia allow participants to experience their chosen fields and fast-track their career in a globalised context, building the international networks and experiences that are foundational for future leaders.
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Your hospitality placement in Australia
Australia is one of the world’s top tourist destinations with attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock and Sydney Opera House. Australia’s hospitality industry is well established and offers all types of accommodation from simple back-packers hostels to 5 star hotels.
Roles include: Banqueting, Culinary Arts, Events & Catering, Food service & bar, Front Office & Guest services, Restaurant management, Sommelier.
Hospitality placements in Australia are available with global luxury hotel chains, small boutique hotels, backpackers hostels and everything in between according to your preferences, skills and previous experience.
Who can join our Australia hospitality placements?
Hospitality placements in Australia are available to university students, recent graduates and those already working in the hospitality industry. Accepted degrees include:
- Culinary Arts
- Hospitality Management
- Hotel Management
- Tourism Management
We can accept students or graduates of other degrees, such as Business, Languages etc, if you have at least 6 months’ work experience in the hospitality industry and want to gain some international experience to help develop your future career and make your CV stand out.
If you have a different background then please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can check your eligibility.
We ensure your training experience in Australia is professionally managed.
You will have a local work supervisor. This is your main daily contact for any queries about the job role you may have. They will ensure your work schedule is prepared, and you will be given your own tasks and responsibilities. They will also give you feedback on your work which should help to develop your career skills.
If you work hard and impress your colleagues you may be offered opportunities you never expected. Participants can also be offered further work opportunities at the end of their placement.
You can either choose to live with a local Australian family or in your own rented apartment.
Some interns like the home comforts and support of a host family, especially while they’re settling into life in Australia. Other people prefer the independence of living in their own apartment or sharing with other interns. We can give advice about both options.
Orientations & Staff support
You will receive an orientation on arrival and ongoing support from our in-country representatives in Sydney.
Our UK staff will be in frequent contact with you before your trip while we make all the arrangements for your hospitality placement in Australia. They will also keep in touch with you throughout your trip and are always available to talk and give advice and support on Skype, Whatsapp or by email.
If you join as part of your degree we will also communicate directly with your university Placement Office or Employability Office when necessary.
Health and safety
Your safety is our first priority.
We complete comprehensive checks before you arrive and if you join as part of your degree, we will help ensure that your university health and safety documents are checked and signed by your Hospitality placement in Australia.
This means your university is able to verify the work placement meets their criteria. We work directly with universities on this.
We also work with a great insurance provider, who offer a comprehensive working holiday travel insurance policy. We will share this information with you to make you feel at ease during your trip.
Prices & what’s included
It’s important to be clear what you’ll pay and receive in return.
Please see our main Prices & what’s included page for full information.
Remember we’ll give you advice about the flight prices, airlines and routes and we’ll assist with your visa application.
Some universities provide insurance for overseas placements on a university insurance policy so it’s worth checking before buying your own.
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