- Four week program provides training and development opportunities
Marina Hotel Kuwait collaborated with LOYAC’s summer program to host two students, Olivia Alsayyah and Muneerah Almajdeli Abdullah, for an extensive training program which lasted four weeks. During this time, the interns understood the fundamentals of working in a hotel and acquired hands-on knowledge of key functions across the various departments of the hotel with a focus on the Front Office and Housekeeping.
This annual initiative by the Marina Hotel in association with LOYAC reflects the hotel’s proactive contribution to the development of the youth. The internship program at Marina Hotel encouraged interns to gain practical work experience in areas that strengthened their aptitude. The students found the hotel’s team very friendly and helpful and commented that they would like to intern at Marina Hotel Kuwait next year as well.
Mr. Nabil Hammoud, General Manager of Marina Hotel said: “Encouraging young nationals to acquire knowledge has always been a part of our agenda. We want to give eager and talented minds the opportunity to understand and practice the business essentials of the hospitality sector.”
“Students get first-hand experience of being part of a team, and that helps them develop in character, confidence and prepare them in the future for whatever decision they make. We are lucky to have the opportunity to host such talented and ambitious students and wish them all success in their careers,” he added.
The interns were allotted tasks and provided with hands on experience of a professional ambience with its daily functionalities. They gained invaluable insight into work-life and environment, while benefitting from a professional service orientation. At the end of their internship period, the interns were assessed and given feedback on their performance by their direct mentor.
This collaboration is an annual internship program which offers college, university and high school students the opportunity to acquire first-hand experience in the hospitality industry.