Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Apprenticeship programme achieves 500 graduates milestone
Four Seasons Resorts Maldives has achieved a milestone in its annual apprenticeship programme, as the total number of graduates crossed the 500 mark.
At a ceremony held in capital Male on Tuesday, environment minister Toriq Ibrahim handed over certificates to 48 apprentices that completed the programme this year. The event also marked the inauguration of 70 new apprentices into the Class of 2019, marking yet another record-breaking intake.
With the Class of 2018, the total number to graduate from Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Hospitality Apprenticeship programme crossed the 500 milestone, reaching 536.
Launched in 2003, Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Hospitality Apprenticeship Programme is one of the most prestigious training programmes in the country dedicated to the tourism industry. The programme, which is open for O-Level graduates aged 17-20, offers the best possible start in the hospitality industry for young Maldivians.
Since its introduction, the programme has trained more than 500 Maldivians in different areas of hospitality and tourism, including water sports, housekeeping and F&B.
Four Seasons manages two resorts in the Maldives — Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru and Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa — and has recently opened a private island retreat called Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah. The world-renowned Canadian hospitality group also operates a luxury yacht, Four Seasons Explorer, to complement its properties in the Maldives.