Internship & Careers Service

Internship & Careers Service

Internships help you develop the work ethos and professional attitude for the industry. Actual industry experience forms an essential part of your curriculum. Depending on the program chosen, you will have an opportunity to take from 1 up to 3 internships anywhere around the world during your studies at Les Roches Marbella. You will work in a establishment as a member of a full-time team and you will be expected to work in a professional manner.

Internships are a wonderful opportunity to put into a real working context what you have learned during theory classes and practical classes on campus. Their objectives are to:

  • Practice and improve your language skills
  • Give you a flavor for the industry
  • Allow you to discover new destinations, countries
  • Provide you with real work experience Increase your employability
  • Open the doors for a permanent job

While on internship, you will also develop a broad range of skills and competences that will prepare you for future leadership positions such as teamwork, self-management, decision-making, problem-solving, managing stress and communication.

While studying hospitality, students will have the opportunity to experience actual hospitality careers by working as an intern. Having firsthand, real-world exposure to a variety of different hospitality functions is a great asset and is an invaluable first step in launching a hospitality career.

Find out the types of internships positions available, students testimonials and career opportunities available to students by downloading the Laureate Hospitality Education hospitality career opportunities booklet in pdf.

On Average Students Receive 3 Internships Offers

Our CDD office receives numerous internship offers daily from around the world, from different companies including International hotel chains, boutique hotels, private restaurants and hotels, golf courses, golf resorts and cruise lines, amongst others.

Internship offers must meet the school’s requirements to ensure the best learning experience for our students. These internship placement opportunities are published in the School's intranet for consultation by all students.

Based on 2010 data, the school received an average of 3 internship placement offers per student demonstrating the true potential from this fast growing industry and related sectors. Therefore, students have available great internship opportunities to allow them to fully develop their professional potential.

The Career Development Department (CDD) offers advice and assistance to each student by providing them with the professional contacts they need to find appropriate internships.

All students are required to complete their internships in any of the different departments within the several different types of hotels or hospitality establishments that are approved by Les Roches Marbella. We have a department fully dedicated to help you find the perfect job internship and location to develop your professional skills and learn all the facets of this exciting industry and related sectors.

The CDD Internship department will also take care of all the internship agreements and School certificates and official papers required by the working laws of the countries where students will be in order to carry out their internship. They will ensure that proper internship conditions will be applied and will be in contact with the student and/or the employer during the internship period.

Where do you dream of working?

Internships can be very diverse in terms of type of establishment and location. They range from private family owned hotels to international five star hotel chains, restaurants, etc. Students will also have the opportunity to do their internships in Spain, in which case the internship will be supervised by the Career Development Department.

Depending on your nationality, work permit conditions and language skills, the world is open to you! Exciting destinations are available and you could work in a business hotel or restaurant in a large city or in a beautiful golf resort by the sea. Regardless of the type of establishment or location, this real work experience will help succeed in your future career in this industry.

With 40 countries to choose from, the world is open to you offering challenging internship experiences. Below are examples of countries where our students do their internship:

Asia

China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Europe

Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, French Polynesia (Bora Bora), Iceland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia,
Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Middle East / Africa

Bahrain, Maurice Island, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, South Africa, United Arab Emirates

Americas

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Panama, USA

Planning Your Career

Each semester, the industry’s top employers from around the world visit the school, looking at hiring interns and graduates. Many establishments recruit from Les Roches Marbella year after year.

The Career Development Department organizes interviews and helps you to prepare for them. Les Roches Marbella organizes on-campus career oriented industry presentations and interviews for both internships and career placements.

We have an excellent recruitment record where over 90% of graduates have a job offer upon graduation day. Hotel chains and hospitality establishments that regularly take Les Roches Marbella students include:

Accor, Barcelo, Courtyard, Carnival Cruises, Disneyland, D&D London, Four Seasons, Fuerte Hoteles, Fletcher Recruitment (UK), Globalia Oasis Hotels, Haciendas de España, Hesperia Hotels, Hilton International, HRC International (USA), Holiday Inn, Hyatt, InterContinental, Jumeirah International, JW Marriott, Mandarin Oriental, Marbella Club Hotels & Resorts, Marriot International, NH Hotels, Novotel, Orient Express, Paradores, Radisson SAS International, Renaissance, Rezidor Group, Red Carnation Hotels, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Shangri-la, Sheraton, Sol Melia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Westin, Villazo.

Les Roches Marbella students also work at renowned hotels such as:

  • Hotel Marbella Club, Hotel Puente Romano, The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort and Ritz Carlton Villa Padierna in Marbella, Spain
  • Princesa Sofía Intercontinental and the Arts Hotel Ritz-Carlton in Barcelona, Spain
  • Alfonso XIII in Seville, Spain
  • Ritz, Westin Palace, Villamagna, Hisperia and Meliá Princesa in Madrid, Spain
  • Hotel Meurice and Fourseasons George V in Paris, France
  • Claridge´s Four Seasons Canary Wharf, The Mandarin Oriental, The Lanesbourg, Renaissance Chancery Court, St. James Sofitel and Radisson Sas Portman in London, UK
  • Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • The Merrion, Four Seasons and The Druidsglen Marriott in Dublin, Ireland
  • The Santibury Dusit Resort & Spa, Le Royal Meridien Boan Talimg Ngam in Koh; The Banyan Tree Phuket and The Chedi Hotel in Thailand, amongst many others.

 

Undergradute Program Internships
 

For students in the undergraduate programs, each internship will develop specific skills and provide a different experience.

1st internship

This internship is of operational nature and students will either work in service and / or at the reception. They will work in a “Front-of-the-house” position, which means that they will deal with guests and ensure their well-being. Students will therefore develop specific skills such as their presentation, communication and language skills.

2nd internship

This internship is also of operational nature but students will generally work in the “Back-of-the-house”, meaning in the kitchen or in housekeeping. Although they will not be in contact with guests, they will develop another set of skills, namely those relating to organization, time management, pressure and team work.

3rd internship

Students who will have a third internship will move towards a more administration position where they will have more responsibilities and will have to take the lead on certain projects. During that internship, students will develop further their competencies which deal with self-management, decision-making, problem-solving and managing stress.
 

POSTGRADUATE DEGREE INTERNSHIPS
 

Postgraduate students generally undertake one internship in the hospitality industry that lasts a minimum of five to six four months.
As students in this program are more mature, due to their background, age and previous education, they will generally be given an administrative, supervisory, or training position (with, if possible, exposure to a variety of operating departments) in an Swiss or international hotel or another hospitality establishment.
The supervisor will work with students in order to incorporate the knowledge and skills they will have already acquired during their 2 semesters of semester of classroom and craft-based-learning experience on campus. 

Postgraduate students generally undertake one internship in the hospitality industry that lasts a minimum of five to six months.

As students in this program are more mature, due to their background, age and previous education, they will generally be given an administrative, supervisory, or training position (with, if possible, exposure to a variety of operating departments) in an international hotel or another hospitality establishment.

The supervisor will work with students in order to incorporate the knowledge and skills they will have already acquired during their semester of classroom and craft-based-learning experience on campus.
 

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