Posts Tagged ‘Employment’
Lockdown has been tough on everyone, especially those in Auckland who remain in level 4. Yet this time around, the feel has been quite different, especially for businesses and employers in the travel and tourism industry.
Instead of hitting pause and wondering what happens next, many employers have been taking the pause to prepare for what happens next – lower levels, a mini post-lockdown boom, summer holidays, and hopefully, borders that start opening safely in the new year.
That’s why we’re seeing hiring continue and new jobs being advertised, even though travelling is limited right now. (more…)Posted in News, Student success, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Employment, Lockdown, Study travel and tourism, Travel and Tourism, travel jobs | Leave a reply
One of the many pathways ITC offers into the travel and tourism industry is through our short courses in high schools all over the country.
These short courses span just one to three days, but they can be the start of a lifetime in the industry.
That’s exactly what happened to Keeanu Cookson, who began with a short course, enrolled to become a full-time student, and quickly landed a full-time job! We spoke to Keeanu, his tutor Daniel, and his boss to learn more about his journey. (more…)Posted in News, Student success, Study inspiration | Tagged Employment, ITC Award winning training, Short courses, Student interview, Student success | Leave a reply
With hope, excitement, and relentless positivity, we’re looking ahead to a spring and summer that are bustling with tourism as New Zealand opens bubbles with Australia and the Cook Islands.
And it’s not just us preparing for greater numbers of travellers in the months to come.
Countless tourism and hospitality businesses around New Zealand have started hiring new staff to cater to the crowds.
Here’s what we’re seeing in terms of new roles coming available, and what we’re celebrating in terms of ITC graduates filling so many of them. (more…)Posted in News, Student success, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Employment, ITC Award winning training, ITC graduates, New Zealand Tourism Training, Travel Training | Leave a reply
New Zealand has long been a fantastic destination for tourism, and more recently, it has become increasingly popular as a destination for major events.
Of course, we’ve just enjoyed hosting the America’s Cup, but there’s plenty more coming up. From sporting events to performer tours, artistic and cultural celebrations to foodie festivals, the annual calendar is filling up with exciting major events.
Here are a few of the most anticipated events on the horizon, and what that means for our tourism industry. (more…)Posted in News, Study inspiration, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Employment, ITC Award winning training, New Zealand Tourism, tourism jobs | Leave a reply
As New Zealand passes its one year anniversary of closing the borders and locking down, the news has been spending a lot of time reporting on, and speculating about, the tourism industry.
Of course, with the borders closed and no international tourists coming in, tourism operators have not enjoyed the same level of business as they usually would. But that’s not to say tourism is dead, or that it will never return, or that those working in the industry are completely out of luck, or even that those who want to get into the industry should think otherwise.
There’s simply a lot of half-truths and overly negative press coverage at the moment, and we’d like to offer a more positive point of view and set the record straight! (more…)Posted in News, Study inspiration, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Employment, New Zealand Tourism, Tourism and travel, Tourism Industry, Tourism News | Leave a reply
Whether you’re looking to get into a career in travel, tourism, and aviation, or whether you’re seeking work in marketing, teaching, business, or practically anything else, you’ll hear about soft skills – and you’ll need them.
Here’s a little more about what soft skills are, why you need them, and how you’ll learn all about them at ITC. (more…)Posted in News, Study inspiration | Tagged Employment, ITC Award winning training, Soft skills, Tourism training | Leave a reply
It’s one of the most common questions in any interview, and you can almost guarantee that you’ll be asked it.
It’s the question that will always come up when there are gaps in your CV. Be it the time between high school and your first job, or even in between jobs. Employers will always want to know how you spent your time – and what that says about you.
In 2021, with so many people feeling unsure of what to do next, there might be quite a few gaps in resumes in the works. So how will you answer the question? (more…)Posted in News, Study inspiration | Tagged Employment, Interviews, ITC Award winning training, Tourism training | Leave a reply
We’re welcoming in a bright new year and a fresh group of students at ITC, and what better way to do that than with an interview with a past graduate?
Aishwarya Rangarajan graduated back in 2008, and has since found a sparkling career in travel and tourism. We love hearing about our incredible graduates and keeping in touch as they make waves in the industry in in New Zealand and around the world.
Here’s a little more about Aish’s time at ITC, what she’s doing now, and her advice for current students. (more…)Posted in News, Student success, Study inspiration | Tagged Employment, Graduate interview, ITC Award winning training | Leave a reply
This is a message for anyone who is considering studying for a career in travel, tourism, or aviation in 2021.
We need you!
Or more specifically, the industry needs you! (more…)Posted in News, Study inspiration, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Employment, ITC Award winning training, New Zealand Tourism, Tourism Industry Association, tourism jobs | Leave a reply
“ITC is like a real family. When you move away from home (or graduate from ITC), it doesn’t mean you are not able to ever come back. In fact, students come back years after they graduate to say hi, get further career support and guidance and even re-employment. That’s our promise to our graduates,” Mel Jenkins, Marketing Manager at ITC.
ITC is as much a college for those wishing to enter the travel, tourism, and aviation industries, as it is a supportive family. As Mel speaks about in her quote above, graduation from ITC doesn’t mean the support, advice, and communication stops.
In fact, we recently caught up with graduate Laura Orsbourn, who studied at ITC in order to apply for the Disney College program in the US. Her hard work and skills landed her the job, but it wasn’t long before covid derailed her role and saw her packing her bags for New Zealand.
We chatted to Laura about how she got started, what it was like heading home, and her time at ITC. (more…)Posted in News, Student success, Study inspiration | Tagged Employment, ITC, ITC Award winning training, Student success, Tourism training | Leave a reply