The PG Tops group has identified a total mismatch between the growing tourism industry needs and the available skill sets – which is unimaginable in a country with 50% youth unemployment. We aim to bridge the skills gap for unemployed youth in order to facilitate their entry into the industry. To do this, we will leverage the consultant and training resources within PG Tops and Luxury Safaris. The format of this course will be four weeks of theory work followed by two weeks of practical mentorship at industry partners. The two weeks placement will serve as your “audition” for placement with an industry partner for full or contract employment. Boot camps will be run in August/ September 2017 and January/February 2018 and will be held at the PG Tops offices in Airport City, Cape Town.
WEEK 1: PRODUCT TRAINING
Learn about Cape Town tours.
WEEK 2: ACTIVITIES TRAINING
Learn about activities in Cape Town.
WEEK 3: ITINERARY BUILDING
Educationals, Garden Route, Accommodation
WEEK 4: TECHNICAL SKILLS & PRESENTATION
Learn how to use Excel, Office and Outlook, and quote shadowing
What does it cost?
Tourism Boot Camp is a completely free internship – if you pass the rigorous week-by-week evaluations, you can expect to spend six weeks in total. Four weeks to graduate boot camp, followed by a two week placement at an industry partner. Your two weeks at an industry partner will serve as your employment “audition”. Candidates successfully employed can expect to earn between R7,000 – R8,000 per month salary, or as mutually agreed with prospective employer.
Are you ready to kickstart your career?
Latest from the blog
27th November 2017
Welcome to LeanneLeanne Knorr has recently joined the PG TOPS team to spearhead the Boot Camp Initiative. Leanne shares our passion for building local talent as opposed to deploying foreign interns. We believe there is space for both, and she is determined to find and develop our best you...
27th November 2017
Applications for January Tourism Boot Camp now openWe are recruiting for the next Tourism Boot Camp which kicks off on 15 January 2018. Apply now if you are looking for an opportunity to fast track your career into the Tourism Industry or if your organization would like to offer the successful applicants a practical orien...
21st September 2017
Tourism Boot Camp – Week 8: Congratulations to our Boot Camp Survivors!So, the dust has settled on what has been a very rewarding 8 weeks. To recap, we had: Over 100 applications 15 people shortlisted 5 internships offered We followed two distinct tracks: Reservations and Operations. The two tracks followed the same protocol for weeks 1 and ...
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