What is your current role and what does it involve?
Currently I’m working as a SEA Management Trainee at Hilton Colombo. Within this one and a half year program I am given the opportunity to explore all the department’s in the hotel to get a clear understanding how the operation works. There after my final 12 months will be based totally on the department which I will be specializing in. In my case I will be specializing in Food & Beverage.
What is the best thing about studying at CAHM and what have you found to be most valuable?
The people I met. From my friends. To my lectures. To all the hoteliers I met during my 2 years as a student and the recognition I got because of the fact that William Angliss is a international brand.
What aspects of your study have you found to be most valuable?
The fact that we got a clear overview about the hotel operation, it was just not just the basics it was way more than that. They always thought us in a way we would fit the industry.
What are your plans for the future?
At the moment my main focus in on getting through the SEA Management Trainee Program.. Where I would want to excel in the Food & Beverage department.
What have you enjoyed most about your course?
Most enjoyable moments will be the practical sessions. Group activities. And planning events or even been apart of the events.
Words of wisdom
There is nothing called your done learning in this industry. Each and everyday you learn something, you face all sorts of challenges, and meet people from all walks of life which teaches us a valuable lesson for the future.
Challenges you’ve faced by choosing a Tourism and Hospitality related programme.
The competition is more. As other sectors We can see that the tourism industry is dooming and the number of graduates pass in out from hotel school’s are high which sometimes acts as a barrier when seeking job opportunities.