BMIHMS Announces Crown Resorts as Latest Industry Partner

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Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) has this week announced an exciting new industry partnership with Crown Resorts in Melbourne and Perth.

The new agreement will see Crown join the ranks of BMIHMS’ Graduate Privileged Partner Program (GPP), a competitive recruitment initiative designed to connect top final year students with a select group of industry partners, including major hotel chains, boutique properties, resorts and event companies.

With strict criteria for academic performance, practical skills training and industry experience and evaluation, successful GPP candidates are selected and recommended to industry partners based on their suitability for Graduate Career pathways upon graduation.

Crown joins a prestigious group of brands already associated with the program, including Accor, Sofitel, Marriott, TFE Hotels, Four Seasons, Hyatt, IHG and Starwood.

BMIHMS General Manager, Jerome Casteigt, said:  We are thrilled to announce Crown as the latest brand to join the GPP. The GPP provides a unique opportunity for the hospitality industry to recruit and guide our top graduates towards senior hotel management roles in the future.

“The addition of Crown to an already outstanding group of industry partners will further cement our position as the number one hotel management school in Australia and Asia Pacific. We look forward to working with them and continuing to expand our GPP network in the future,” he said.

Group Manager, Crown Recruitment, Rachel Larmour said that Crown Resorts echoed the sentiments of Mr Casteigt.

“We are an equal opportunity employer offering a diverse range of career opportunities for graduates wishing to continue their professional development.

The standard of BMIHMS graduates fits our high service standards and we are confident that the partnership will deliver job ready candidates,” she said.

Representatives from Crown joined the other GPP partners at the BMIHMS GPP Careers Expo this week at the Sydney campus. The event, held twice a year in Leura and Sydney, gives students the best possible opportunity to meet and network with GPP partners and secure industry placements and graduate opportunities directly.

“The program has proven to be an ongoing success, ensuring a strong relationship between students and potential employers far beyond the normal interview process, and resulting in greater certainty for both parties about commitment and quality. At the event, we saw strong interest from our students to be considered for Crown Resorts’ employment opportunities,” Mr Casteigt said.

“It’s a fantastic initiative and one we believe is responsible for the very high employment rate amongst BMIHMS graduates.”

The GPP was established in 2007 in response to a skills shortage in Australia. At the time, BMIHMS’ Leura campus was inundated with requests from the industry requiring staff. The School used this demand for students as an opportunity to not only enhance it’s teaching and strengthen its curriculum, but also to develop student confidence in the workplace.
The GPP is conducted over several months, starting in a student’s second academic year. The student will undergo personal interviews, familiarisation and induction sessions. Industry partners make the final selection to fill positions in their graduate and corporate management programs or for other roles with their companies that provide secure career growth prospects.

For more information about the BMIHMS industry placement and connections, click here