This September we have invited some of our Partner Universities for a so-called job shadowing. The idea of this event was to show them some of the Greek hotels that can host their students for Erasmus internship. During the event the University representatives could see the places their students work and live. They were shown the staff accommodation and staff canteens. In some of the hotels they met students who are still working there and could listen to their feedback on their experience.
After a few stops in 4* and 5* partner hotels we had the final stop in a luxurious hotel from the second peninsula of Halkidiki where the conference took place. The conference started with the hotel manager's short speech. He shared his experience of cooperation with Job Trust in common efforts to cover the open vacancies from the local Greek market as well as from Europe. Then the Job Trust HR manager had a presentation about the working positions we can offer for the summer season, conditions, salaries and other benefits of seasonal jobs in such destinations as Greece. Apart of the financial benefits, the applicants can get professional and life experience. For sure they will make many new friends from all over the word, meet different cultures, practice foreign languages, improve professional skills, feel themselves tourists by combining work with vacation and travelling around. There are lots of sea-side hotels we cooperate with and the applicants can select among different regions such as Halkidiki, Kefalonia, Crete, Corfu, Kos, Rhodes and other islands.
When the summer is over there are other opportunities in our winter destinations: ski resorts in Austria and France and all-year round jobs in the hotels and tourist parks all over the Netherlands.
One of our partner Universities representative made some comments about the program and their cooperation with Greek hotels. They believe that such programs are extremely important for their students because at the University they get mainly theoretical knowledges. Internships in the real market will definitely help them in their future career.
Hopefully the event was useful to the Universities and they could better present the program to their students. Most of the participants were impressed by the hotels they visited. For sure some of them will come back to Greece as tourists!
You can read what a Greek famous news-website wrote about the conference >>> Click here