At the end of the first semester, students have their first internship. It is usually organized in cooperation with our long-term partners – Radisson Blu, Kempinski, Wellton and other well-known hotels in Riga. Thus, already during the first internship, students acquire higher standards of hospitality services, as well as establish useful contacts with the largest employers in the industry.
Guaranteed internships in 4*-5* hotels
An important part of studies is internship – each student can choose from many offers of HOTEL SCHOOL partners to gain practical work experience in Latvian or foreign leading brand hotels in Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, Great Britain and other countries. These are 4 * -5 * hotels, some of which are members of the prestigious organisation “The Leading Hotels of the World”, while others are winners of the internationally recognised World Travel Award.
Opportunity to get paid for an internship
In the case of an internship abroad, students receive a monthly salary paid by the employer. Its amount varies from 350 to 700 EUR per month, depending on the state policy and the specific company. The employer also provides accommodation and meals during the internship, in some cases also covers the cost of air travel tickets and insurance. In addition, students can apply for a scholarship from the Erasmus+ program in the amount of 700 EUR per month, as well as receive other Erasmus+ program benefits, which are intended for students going abroad for an internship. Find out more here.
HOTEL SCHOOL carefully plans the internship. Students are informed about the offered internships by the HOTEL SCHOOL internship placement coordinator, who helps each student to choose the most suitable placement for the practical training.
Internship placement coordinator:Inna Kučera, Career consultant
Meetings must be arranged in advance at the Academic Department.
Job opportunities for graduates
HOTEL SCHOOL graduates with a BTEC Level 5 diploma are offered a 6-12 month internship in hotels in the United States . The offered vacancies include working in leading positions of well-known world brand hotels in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, New Orleans. During the internship, the salary paid is 14-20 USD per hour (35 000-45 000 USD per year).
|Also, HOTEL SCHOOL graduates have the opportunity to register for free on the professional platform Hosco.com , which is the world’s largest specialized vacancy portal in the hospitality industry.|