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15 hotels in Singapore to offer a 10-day Work for a Stay programme

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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The Singapore Tourism Board (STB), together with Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), have collaborated with 15 hotels in Singapore to offer a 10-day Work for a Stay programme.

The inaugural Work for a Stay programme will offer graduating students from post-secondary institutions and jobseekers who are keen to work in the hotel industry a chance to try out a short-term work stint at a number of hotels here, and earn a staycation.

This programme will enable participants to better understand the job scope and skills required in the industry; it is also part of efforts to help the industry build a strong pipeline of talent and a future-ready workforce, while providing quality career opportunities for Singaporeans and PRs.

Participants’ exposure to the hotel operations will span across functions such as Housekeeping, Front Office, Banquet, among others. They will go through what hotel staff experience in their daily work routine and learn on the job; tasks can range from attending to guests’ ad-hoc requests to making special arrangements and preparations for events. They will receive a training allowance and a one-night hotel stay upon completing the 10-day programme. Meals and uniforms will also be provided. The programme runs from 11 December 2017 to 30 March 2018.

“Work for a Stay aims to give participants the chance to learn about working in a hotel in the most effective way – by gaining on-the-job experience. It will also help hotels to identify promising candidates with a passion for hospitality, and showcase the range of work and life experiences available in hotels. We also felt that the concept of working for a staycation would appeal more to millennials, who treasure unique experiences,” said Ms Ong Huey Hong, Director of Hotels and Sector Manpower, Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB), together with Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), have collaborated with 15 hotels in Singapore to offer a 10-day Work for a Stay programme to expose tertiary students and Singaporean and Permanent Resident (PR) jobseekers to the day-to-day work operations and culture of the hotel industry. This programme will enable participants to better understand the job scope and skills required in the industry; it is also part of efforts to help the industry build a strong pipeline of talent and a future-ready workforce, while providing quality career opportunities for Singaporeans and PRs.

Applications for Work for a Stay will end 28 Feb 2018. Interested applicants can visit
http://workforahotel.sg/ to apply and find out more.

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