ICCA Dubai – Industry Internship/Work Experience Placement Program (IWEP)

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Landing a perfect job in the beginning of your career can take your career graph to greater heights in the future.However, new graduate as a fresher, to get the right opportunity to give that boost to your career plans is not as easy as it might seem to be. As a new graduate, your level of experience in the industry is not competitive enough for you to approach a potential employer all by yourself, and the chances of you getting noticed as a talented candidate are quite thin. This is where work placement comes to play a significant role in launching your career.

At ICCA, the Industry Internship/Work Experience placement program (IWEP) prepares the students with potential to transit smoothly from the school atmosphere to the industry work environment. One of the main advantages of being a part of the ICCA IWEP program is that the school has tie-ups with all the major accounts of the industry such as Atlantis, JW Marriot Group, Palazzo Versace, Hilton, Grand Hyatt etc.which makes it easier for the students to get the first break in their culinary career at prominent properties.

In this program, job opportunities are arranged for the students, so that their focus solely remains on developing their skill sets and personality to land a job.  The program is designed in such a way that it not only helps the students to launch their career but also guides them in personality development, communication skills, and interview skills along with some NLP training given by a certified Soft-Skill and NLP trainer.

NLP training or Neuro Linguistic Programming is a set of tools and techniques that help you adjust your mental conditioning, change your thoughts, and shift your emotions to a more motivated state so that you are able to perform better to get the results that you want.

As part of the IWEP, the students go through some externship programs also, where they get a chance to work in any of the significant hotels of the region for a few days varying from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of10 days, so that they get the exposure of working in a real kitchen while they are still in the culinary school.

IWEP is here to make sure that besides the world-class culinary education that ICCA provides, the students also get a chance to work on themselves by combining training with practical hands-on experience in the industry they aim to work and make their careers in.

Shruti Raj

A simple writer, with hands on experience in Public Relations and Communications. An ardent lover of food with a natural flair in culinary arts, who loves to write anything and everything about food, with a career background of more than half a decade invested in various communication fields. Now being a part of ICCA Dubai Digital Marketing team, she intends to showcase her professional expertise in web & print content development and food photography, and adapt to learn more with the team.

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