Recently, 11 students from our Travel and Tourism, Catering and Hospitality, and Business courses went on a fantastic 3-week work placement in beautiful Aruba as part of the Turing Scheme UK.

They had the wonderful opportunity to work at the luxurious The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba hotel.

During their placement, the students worked in different departments such as Events, Marketing, HR, Finance, Guest Relations, Culinary, Room Service, Front of House, and Food and Drink Service.

The HR manager had nothing but great things to say about our students, praising their work ethic, skills, and standards. They even expressed a keenness to welcome more students from SWC in the future.

One student shared,

I gained such valuable practical experience and a deeper understanding of how the theoretical concepts I learned at South West College are used in a real-world setting.

While another commented "I can confidently say after completing my placement at The Ritz Carlton that it has profoundly impacted my personal and professional development"

Overall, the students had an incredible learning experience during their time in Aruba. Great job, everyone!

At South West College, we offer so many exciting opportunities for real-world experience, both locally and further afield. It's a great way to bring what you learn in the classroom to life and boost your CV for future employment.

Explore the opportunities and apply today!

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