Congratulations to the Tourism Boot Camp candidates who graduated last week, we are so proud of you: Anathi Maqolo, Zintle Mtsi, Zikhona Dunga and Kamva Deliwe.
We wish them all the success with the first step of their journey into the Tourism Industry. Their two week practical placements started this week and this is where they are at:
Anathi, has been placed at Giltedge for the two week period where she was shadowing in the Golf and Sports Department for her first week.
“I was nervous at first but I did okay,” says Anathi of her first day at Giltedge. “They are letting me in on their admin work for consultants where I am checking availability for golf tee-off times, accommodation, restaurants and transfers.” Anathi also spent a week with the team of the Zambezi Queen, a related business. She has now been offered a contract as an admin assistant with PG TOPS Travel and Tours.
Zintle has been offered a 6 month internship contract at Wesgro in the Leisure Tourism Department. She sent us a message to let us know that: ” My first day at Wesgro went really well. Everyone here is super friendly and I even got to meet the CEO, Tim Harris. I am very happy.”
Zikhona is enjoying the busy environment of the Bikes&Wines office where she has stepped in to assist with reservations and administrative work . Industry partner Quintin Smith has generously assisted Boot Camp for fleshing out our customer service component, based on the onboarding process for Zikhona in their retail space. Although she is not yet riding a bike she says she will be a pro once she gets used to all the work, look out for her on the trails!
Kamva did her internship with Once in Cape Town. They were suitably impressed, and she has interviewed for the duty manager position. She is on the look out for a visitors services or front of house position in the industry where she can share her outgoing nature and welcoming smile with visitors. Watch this space….