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Build Your Employability: Gain Work Experience While You Study at Crown

Written by Amy Tregidga on February 27th, 2014.      0 comments

At Crown we understand the importance of our students gaining valuable work experience. Real skills and experience give you employability and are essential for even an entry-level role in the hospitality industry!
 
Graduates from Crown who have had some work experience are more successful in finding jobs in their chosen industry, as they have been exposed to the working world while studying.
 
Three of Crown's Travel, Tourism & Airline Studies Certificate students had the great opportunity to help the lovely people at Discover America at their event at SkyCity last week. Their main role at the event was to meet and greet travel agents and direct them to their seats. Eunice Heywood Almario, Venus Hertz Alviola and Reece Main only started their course at Crown on 3 February 2014 and have been able to network with industry people already!
 
The recent NRL Auckland Nines competition was another opportunity for Crown students to gain valuable paid work experience with Function Staff. Students worked in various roles at Eden Park from Corporate Box Hosts to Duty Managers.  In fact seven of Crown’s current students and recent graduates were Duty Managers at the event!
 
This weekend, approximately ten students will be working at Mt Smart Stadium for the Bruce Springsteen concert!
 
If you would like more information about studying at Crown, call us today on 0800 357 316, email info@crown.ac.nz or click HERE to complete an enrolment form.
 
The next intake for the National Diploma in Hospitality Management and New Zealand Diploma in Business is 10 March 2014.
 
The Crown Certificate in International Travel, Tourism & Airline Studies, Crown Certificate in International Hospitality – Food & Beverage Service and Crown Certificate in International Hospitality – Hotel Services & Reception Operations starts 24 March 2014.

reece (copy)  Eunice - Discover America work experience(copy)
Students at NRL work experience(copy)
 

Dynamic Training - Crown Innovates to Ensure Graduate Success

Written by Natalie Tolhopf on May 22nd, 2013.      0 comments

Everyone loves good news, and we get especially excited when we hear about our graduates landing jobs in travel or hospitality establishments or other exciting businesses!
 
Starting from their first day on the job, we take pride in our graduates and their individual career journey. Whether it’s a foot in the door to gain customer service, turning their diploma into a degree or their dream role as a flight attendant; our philosophy is to never lose sight of helping our students succeed.
 
Recent Crown graduates are now working at The Langham, SkyCity, Mercure Hotel, Sofitel, STA Travel, Hawaiian Airlines, Novotel, Waterfront Restaurant, Function Staff and many other great employers!
 
Our graduates are a diverse group who each offer their own unique combination of skills, attributes, achievements and work experience; but they have in common a qualification from Crown!
 
To ensure that our courses are delivering the essential industry elements, we track our graduates. Our Head of School, Leanne Annabell, tracks employers to gain feedback on the work readiness of our graduates. This continuous improvement ensures we remain focused on outcomes. We’re committed to a system of continual adaptation and improvement in our programme delivery to keep up with the dynamic needs of the employment market.
 
As a result of graduate and employer feedback, the following changes to our courses have been made:
 
·      The development of a six-week internship for our hotel students.
·      Café experience for travel students to gain cash handling and customer service skills.
·      Working with leading hospitality group Showcase Hospitality to train and run interview workshops for their managers and our students.
 
These are just some of the innovative ways we are looking at helping our graduates stand out from the crowd.
 
At Crown, our style is personal and friendly, and we aim to get to know you, to support you and to help you succeed.

Call us on 0800 357 316 or email info@crown.ac.nz for more information.
 
 

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