By Melissa Chauvet
I’ve been back home just under a month and I’m back in the swing of recruiting and marketing the incredible Workaway experience. I’m loving being able to tell potential applicants about my time working abroad and all I learnt. It really is a life-changing opportunity!
I’m thrilled that a number of great candidates have already come forward at the presentations in Durban. They take place every Saturday morning and afternoon (09:00 and 14:00), and we’ve had a full house for every session! If you’re thinking of coming down, remember we take only 60 people per presentation so it’s best to get to the venue at least 30 minutes early to secure a seat.
Many of the questions after a presentation centre on whether experience is important. It is; it’s always better to have some knowledge or experience in the position that you would be applying for. A server (waiter), for example, needs at least three months’ experience to qualify as a candidate for the programme, and chefs require two years’ experience. For other positions it’s advisable to have some experience or certificates showing your qualifications for the position.
Please inform family or friends in the hospitality industry, who may be interested in an opportunity to work abroad for six months, about the presentations. Everything they need to know is also on website.
Presentations on campus can be arranged for those currently studying at hospitality institutes. We will put up posters and hand out flyers informing students about these events, so keep an eye out for us. If you’d like to take the opportunity to find out more about the life changing Workaway International experience, and want to invite us to your campus, please contact the office on 021 671 8808.