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3 reasons to return to study after you get your first tourism job

Posted on 25/07/2017 by

Returning to study after a few years in the tourism workforce can be a great way to take your career to the next level.

If you’ve been working in tourism for a while, and you’re looking for your next career opportunity, returning to study at Level 5 could help you get a better, higher paid job.

Your first tourism job is just the beginning. Here are three reasons to return to study after you’ve had some work experience.

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Love airports? You’ll love the NZ Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation (Level 3)

Posted on 11/07/2017 by

Make your dream of working at the airport come true by studying the NZ Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation (Level 3).

Do you love going to the airport? Are you the first person to volunteer to pick up or drop off travelling friends and relatives? Would you love to work as a check-in agent, baggage handler, or customer service assistant? Or, let’s be honest, you’d happily take any job – as long as it’s at the airport?

If you’re thinking “yes! Tell me more!”, then you’ll love the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation (Level 3).

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Introducing ITC’s Employment Consultants

Posted on 04/07/2017 by

Sarndra and Cathy are dedicated to helping ITC students gain employment in the airline, travel and tourism industry.

The International Travel College (ITC) has been helping students find jobs in the airline, travel and tourism industry for over 21 years.

This year, ITC has taken this support to the next level by creating two new roles dedicated to helping more students find employment.

Introducing ITC’s Employment Consultants – longstanding and experienced ITC staff members and passionate tourism industry advocates Sarndra Stephens and Catherine Alder.

Both Sarndra and Cathy are dedicated to helping ITC students and graduates gain employment in the airline, travel and tourism workforce.

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ITC Flight Attending Short Course takes off around New Zealand

Posted on 08/06/2017 by

ITC tutors teach Flight Attending in three locations at the same time. From left to right: Daniel in Nelson, Mel in Whangarei, and Ali in Taranaki.

The International Travel College (ITC) may be headquartered in Auckland and Whangarei – but its courses are inspiring high school students all around the country.

Every month, the ITC Tourism Education Team travels to different areas of New Zealand to teach a variety of short courses.

In May, the ITC Flight Attending Short Course was delivered in three regions at the same time – Taranaki, Nelson, and Whangarei.

Over the course of two days, ITC tutors Ali, Mel, and Daniel all taught the same course in different locations.

“That’s what we call efficiency!” laughs Mel, the Tourism Education Team leader.

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All about the New Zealand Certificate in Travel (Level 4)

Posted on 01/06/2017 by

The New Zealand Certificate in Travel (Level 4) will prepare you for an exciting career in airline, travel and tourism – in New Zealand and overseas.

Do you love to travel?

Do you dream about working overseas one day?

Would you like to learn about New Zealand tourism and international tourism markets?

If you’re enthusiastically nodding yes, then the New Zealand Certificate in Travel (Level 4) could be the perfect course for you.

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12 ways to impress your interviewer

Posted on 26/04/2017 by

Being positive, asking questions, and dressing professionally are just some of the ways you can impress at a job interview.

If you want to ace a job interview, preparation is key. Planning ahead can help you feel calm and confident on the day.

There are several ways you can prepare. We spoke to Cathy and Sarndra, ITC’s employment experts, to find out more.

Here are Cathy and Sarndra’s top 12 tips for impressing your interviewer.

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All about the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism (Level 5)

Posted on 13/04/2017 by

The New Zealand Diploma in Tourism (Level 5) can set you up for a rewarding management career.

Do you dream of one day becoming a manager in the aviation, travel or tourism industry?

If you’ve got ambition, drive, and a passion for travel and tourism, then you’ll love the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism (Level 5).

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All about the NZ Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation (Level 3)

Posted on 11/04/2017 by

If you love airports and airplanes, then you’ll love the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation Level 3.

Do you love flying? Do you enjoy the thrill of a busy airport? Do you like watching planes take off and land just for fun?

If so, you’ll probably love a career in the aviation industry.

Whether you dream of becoming a flight attendant or a customs officer, a baggage handler or a check-in assistant, the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation can get your aviation career off to a flying start.

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Virgin truths: What I learned from An Evening with Sir Richard Branson

Posted on 04/04/2017 by

ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley, and her husband Jon Huxley, recently attended An Evening With Sir Richard Branson at Vector Arena.

ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley recently attended An Evening with Sir Richard Branson at Auckland’s Vector Arena. Here’s what she learned from the famous entrepreneur who continues to make waves in the global airline, travel and tourism industry.

On Sunday 26 March, I was in the same room as Sir Richard Branson. Wow! I never thought I’d write those words.

I joined 2,000 of New Zealand’s movers and shakers, business leaders, Virgin fans, journalists, and curious souls to listen to Sir Richard in conversation with the Right Honourable John Key.

We couldn’t take any pictures, but I did scribble down lots of notes. I believe we can all learn a lot from this innovative entrepreneur, especially how his bold ideas are transforming the travel industry. Here are a few of my favourite takeaways from the special evening.

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Why customer service experience is great for your tourism career

Posted on 14/03/2017 by

Working at a cafe or shop while you study at ITC is a great way to gain customer service experience for your tourism career.

Do you dream of a career in New Zealand’s airline, travel and tourism industry?

Aside from studying towards an aviation, travel or tourism qualification, the best thing you can do for your tourism career is get some customer service experience.

Working part-time at a supermarket, petrol station, corner store, cafe, or retail shop will look great on your CV and help you stand out from the crowd. Here’s why.

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