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New USP interns join InterContinental Fiji

USP Interns at InterContinental Fiji From left to Right - Richard Derenalagi, Dipal Lata, Shivangni Kumar, Lusia Waga, Ajnesh Karan and Mohammed Khan
The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa recently welcomed 6 tertiary students from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management based at the University of the South Pacific (USP) to participate and commence their internship at the luxury Resort. As part of their degree program, this apprenticeship will allow them to gain firsthand experience of the Hospitality and Tourism industry, develop their skills and practical experience, build contacts, strengthen resumes and learn about the various departments within a resort prior to graduating in 2018.

This is the 4th year that the luxury Resort has committed to the internship program to be able to assist undergraduates with an opportunity to join the InterContinental workforce and gain valuable practical experience. Each of the students will be allocated to both front and back of house departments and can expect to cover all departments of the Resort within the 12 months of their internship.

In order to be accepted into the program, students must be recognized as high potential candidates by their institution before they are approved to be eligible for consideration. The six students were part of just under a hundred that underwent a rigorous series of interviews at the annual USP Careers Fair with Resort representatives. Students were qualified during the interview based on their confidence, product knowledge, aptitude to develop their career and ability to demonstrate examples of the IHG Winning Ways of Do the Right Thing, Show We Care, Aim Higher, Celebrate Difference and Work Better Together.

“We want our interns to learn and accumulate as much practical experience as possible and to give them an opportunity to apply the theory they’ve learnt in the classroom to real-world situations.  This program equips the interns with the comprehension and expertise needed to excel in different facets of the hotel industry as well as investing in themselves and their future,” said Mr. Andrew Davidson, Area General Manager South Pacific at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.  

At the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, we are committed to supporting our educational institutions, developing talent and our future leaders by investing in its people through partnership with USP for paid internships in order to strengthen Fiji’s growing Hospitality and Tourism industry.

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is part of the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG). With over 4,900 hotels in over 110 countries and territories there is literally a world of opportunity for IHG employees who aspire to grow and develop their careers.

Pictured: USP Interns at InterContinental Fiji From left to Right - Richard Derenalagi, Dipal Lata, Shivangni Kumar, Lusia Waga, Ajnesh Karan and Mohammed Khan.

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