DUT students off to London to work in hotels

2008-07-06 00:00

FIVE hospitality and tourism students at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) are among 10 of those chosen to work in top London hotels.

The students will complete their Work Integrated Learning (WIL) at Red Carnation Hotels for a year.

WIL practitioner for the department of hospitality and tourism at DUT, Jaya Naidoo, said the selection of DUT students for overseas work means that DUT’s hospitality and tourism programme is highly recognised and has now become a number one choice for students.

Garth Fuller (19) of Westville is excited at the prospect of being exposed to all areas in the food and beverage departments and gaining experience in an international environment.

Nkosinathi Mbandlwa (20) of Illovo township near Amanzimtoti is heading for the Montague Hotel to work as a chef.

Sarah Anne Maistry (22) of Merebank said this will be her second overseas work experience. She worked at Disney World in the United States for 14 months in 2006/07.

She is going to work as an assistant night manager at Hotel 41. “I’m very excited. This is an incredible opportunity to see the world and share my cultural experience and meet people from all over the world.”

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