Hospitality placements in Thailand
Gaining experience on a paid hospitality placement in Thailand will enhance your future career prospects.
We work with hotels in many locations in Thailand, from top hotels for business travellers in Bangkok to luxury resort hotels in some of the most desirable tourist locations like Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai.
Your hospitality placement in Thailand
We work with high-end 4 and 5 Star hotels in Thailand which offer incredible work placements.
Our Thailand placements are ideal for undergraduates or graduates wanting a short-term or long-term internship experience. With hotel placements running from 6 to 12 months there are plenty of options to suit your requirements.
After accepting you on the Thailand programme we will match your preferences, requirements and previous training with the most suitable hotel. This personal approach ensures you receive the experience and training you want and the hotel receives someone with the skills they need.
Hospitality placements in Thailand include roles within the following areas: Front Office & Guest services, Restaurant management, Food service & bar, Sommelier, Banqueting, Events & Catering, Culinary Arts. We can often organise rotations giving you experience in more than one area, depending on your length of stay.
Who can join our Thailand hospitality placements?
Hospitality placements in Thailand 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.
You will receive training and feedback on your work from a local supervisor.
Your work supervisor is normally your head of department and is your main daily contact for any queries about your job role or specific tasks. You will normally be given a training schedule but you must be proactive asking questions and getting involved with your work colleagues. You will be given your own tasks and responsibilities and 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 sometimes also be offered further work opportunities at the end of their placement. These could be in Thailand or internationally.
Our interns doing Hospitality placements in Thailand either live in staff accommodation or private rented apartments.
If your host company has it’s own staff accommodation then you will live here with other staff from your company. Food for duty-meals will normally be provided in a staff canteen either at the hotel site or sometimes at the accommodation itself. Alternatively, your host company may provide a private rented apartment nearby and give you a monthly food budget.
Orientation & Staff support
You will be collected on arrival and supported by our in-country staff throughout your placement.
Our UK staff will be in frequent contact with you before your trip while we make all the arrangements for your Hospitality placement in Thailand. We will invite you to our monthly group video calls with other interns before your trip to explain many aspects of the trip, ways of dealing with culture shock and homesickness and helping to set your expectations before you leave home.
On arrival in Thailand, you’ll be met by a nominated person from your host company at the airport who will take you directly back to your accommodation and explain the plans for the following days. You will meet your HR team for on-boarding and your friendly hotel supervisor will give you a thorough local orientation.
Our Thai and UK staff will keep in touch with you throughout your trip and are always available to talk to and give advice and support on video calls or by email. They are also on hand 24/7 for emergencies.
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.
Our staff in Thailand complete comprehensive checks before you arrive. 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 Thailand.
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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