Ben’s Split Hospitality Internship – Australia & New Zealand

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Name: Ben

University: Leeds Metropolitan University

Studying: Events Management

Placement Length: 6 months in NZ, 6 months Australia

Start Date: June to September 2011

Programme: Split Australia & New Zealand Hospitality Placement

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Ben applied in March for a very popular hospitality programme. The HTE Internships Split Australia & New Zealand programme will see Ben working in New Zealand for his first six months during the Rugby World Cup. Then over to a tropical island in Australia for his last six months. We asked Ben some questions about why he applied and what he is most looking forward to in New Zealand and Australia. You can check out what he said below.

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Why did you decide to apply for an internship abroad?

have always wanted to travel and visit amazing places in the world, and so I jumped at the opportunity to have my work placement year abroad.

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How do you think this will help you in the future?

am hoping with the various skills that I pick up during my time in New Zealand and Australia I will come back with a much-improved CV and valuable life skills to take forward to be successful in the future.

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What made you choose six months in Australia and New Zealand?

have always wanted to visit Australia and New Zealand due to the fact that you can have all the hustle and bustle of a busy city, but also at the same time enjoy your own space and can visit places where there is a certain peace and tranquility surrounding it.

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What are you most looking forward to in each country?

am looking forward to seeing the sights of both countries, with the Rugby World Cup being hosted in New Zealand and obviously would love to visit the Opera House in Sydney.

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What do you hope to achieve/ learn on your internship abroad?

hope to gain valuable experience in the event and hospitality industry whilst getting a feel of what it would be like to work in another country in the foreseeable future.

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How do you think future employers will view your time abroad?

hope they will see me as someone who’s not afraid to go outside of his comfort zone and can work with people who have had a different way of being brought up; with different customs and views on life.

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you?

think I am about 9 out of 10 for how excited I am to get the chance to work in Australia and New Zealand. That will obviously be increased to a 10 once I hopefully get a job!

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If you’re looking for a Hospitality Internship like Ben, click through to the Split Australia & New Zealand Hospitality Placement page for more information, or if you are ready to apply now for a great internship in New Zealand or Australia, click through to the Apply Now page.

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