Four Seasons Maldives’ Hospitality Apprenticeship programme exceeds ‘milestone’ with 500 graduates

48 apprentices have graduated the Four Seasons Resorts Maldives’ Apprenticeship programme 2018, taking the total number of graduates to date over its 500 milestones, to 536. The graduation ceremony, held at the National Art Gallery, was honoured by the presence of Thoriq Ibrahim, the Minister of Environment and Energy.

In addition to celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2018 – which comprises 24 first-year apprentices and 2 second-year apprentices from Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru; and 22 first-year graduates from Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa – the event also marked the inauguration of 70 new apprentices into the Class of 2019 (64 first-year apprentices and 6 second-year apprentices), marking yet another record-breaking intake for the programme.

“Year on year we are exceeding the intake numbers, which is not the only testament to the success of the programme but also to the increasing desire of local Maldivians to enter into the hospitality industry,” said Armando Kraenzlin, Regional Vice President of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives, commenting on the enduring success of the apprenticeship.

“This programme is now such an ingrained part of our resorts’ culture that it’s easy to take it for granted, but reaching – and exceeding – a total of 500 graduates is a huge achievement for the whole team and for everyone who is committed to developing the future of Maldivian hospitality.”

Aimed at 17-20-year-olds, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Apprenticeship Programme equips enthusiastic youngsters from all over the country with the skills required to excel in the hospitality industry. Applicants interested in applying for the Apprenticeship Class of 2020 can contact apprenticeship.maldives@fourseasons.com for details of future recruitment procedures.