The HTMi Management Training Programme is complemented by paid work placement training organized in Switzerland and sometimes abroad. The work placements are arranged by the Centre for Career Management.
Since HTMi is located in a real Swiss hotel campus, students and teachers have excellent training facilities including a la carte and banqueting restaurants, production and development kitchens, hotel bedrooms, front office training centre, events centre, administration centre, culinary centre, Swisscafe, bar, night club and the open-air Terrace Lounge. There is also an Apple computer lab for Opera training and hotel business planning.
A key part of all the training at HTMi is team work. The students' personal development skills are developed through participation in many campus hospitality events and in concept development projects.
The Management Training Programme puts learned theory into practice, and is at the same level as the first years training for a new employee in an international five-star hotel.
Students who excel in this training can receive many awards, and may be selected to join the intensive Diploma in Training for Trainers in Hotel Management, called 'Manager in Training'.
"There are many exciting career opportunities for our graduates with excellent interpersonal skills and who display professional behaviour.
International hotel company recruiters are seeking graduates who are keen to work hard and who have a blend of training and education in marketing, human resources, front office, housekeeping, food and beverage, kitchen, service, banqueting, foreign languages, computing, presentation skills, and tourism.
Throughout our courses we provide the necessary professional knowledge and skills and inculcate and develop the correct attitudes for managerial competence and career development. This is all contained in our Management Training Programme that is integrated into our fully accredited courses.
Our goal is to give all students a full management training programme recognized by five-star international hotel companies before students graduate. This means students are "ready to work" and realise our mission of "Come as a Student, Become a Manager."
David Hailstones, Director of Operations.