Paid hospitality industry placements: Australia & overseas

Industry Placement

Many Australian and overseas hotel/tourism and event management operators partner with us in placing students in two hospitality placements during their Bachelor degree, or one in the Master degree, each lasting up to 24 weeks. Industry Placements in hotels are paid within Australia. Placements within some specific non-operational fields are sometimes unpaid.

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Apart from putting into practice the skills learnt, students are able to enhance career prospects as well as develop crucial contacts and peer networks.

“As an Assistant Lodge Manager (Trainee) with the Mbalageti Lodge, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, I was in charge of the restaurant during the day and the hotel as duty manager at night. It was so exciting; I had never seen a place so beautiful. Professionally I learned so much. And you had to learn about another culture, another way of doing things. My placement gave me a totally new perspective on my life, what’s important and what’s not. “

– Anders Solvang, BMIHMS Student, Norway

The facts

Due to our extensive relationships with our hospitality industry partners including major hotel chains, boutique properties, resorts and events companies, we’re able to help students find the right job, whether here or overseas:

  • In 2014, each student received 2.4 job offers for each placement.
  • Money earned from the industry placement can help cover tuition costs as well as be put towards any intended travel.

Career Development

We have staff dedicated to helping students become workplace ready as part of our Career Development program. They assess students on a variety of criteria and match them to particular positions and employers, as well as giving instruction on CV writing skills and interview techniques.

Career Development staff also visit students during their placement to check on progress, provide care and advice. Placements in the past have included:

  • Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas, Australia
  • Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Australia
  • Tokyo Hilton, Japan
  • Sheraton Park Tower London, England
  • Hotel InterContinental Geneva, Switzerland
  • Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
  • Whistler Mountain Ski Corps, BC Canada

Blue Mountains Hotel School & HOSCO

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Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School is a proud member of HOSCO, where top hospitality companies, schools and students from all over the world meet and interact.

HOSCO supports students in finding placements and jobs and are a working partner of Blue Mountains International Hotel School.

This is another step forward within your hospitality education to support you in the progression to a full career from your studies at the best hotel school in Australia.

Find out more at the HOSCO website, where you can see all of the opportunities available. This service is free and all you have to do is register online.

See where you could work on your placement

Enquire today and speak with an enrolment expert to find out where you could be completing your industry placement…a world of opportunities awaits.