Jumeirah Vittaveli launches apprenticeship programme

Jumeirah Vittaveli has launched an apprenticeship programme, with the first batch being inaugurated on Friday.

The first batch of 14 apprentices were inaugurated at a special ceremony held at Jumeirah Vittaveli Friday afternoon.

Former Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom officiated the ceremony, where he gave an inaugural speech and handed over enrolment certificates to the apprentices.

Abhijit Ghosh, the General Manager at Jumeirah Vittaveli, also addressed the new apprentices and guests.

The Jumeirah Vittaveli Apprenticeship Programme is open for Maldivians that pass O-Level exams as well as an assessment conducted by the resort.

The eight-month-long programme aims to train passionate Maldivian school graduates in various areas of the hospitality sector. For the first two months, the apprentices will be trained in all major fields, including culinary, food and beverage, front office and housekeeping. The following six months will be dedicated to on-the-job training in their chosen area of specialisation.

On successful completion of the programme, apprentices will be offered employment opportunities at Jumeirah Vittaveli as well as sister properties across the world.

The second batch of the Jumeirah Vittaveli Apprenticeship Programme will be open for applications in summer 2020, for entry in November 2020.

Located a short 20-minute ride on board a luxurious motorised catamaran from the main Velana International Airport, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration, whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or an exotic destination for your family.

The 3,500 square metre Royal Residence can accommodate 14 people, with prices from USD 35,000 per night. This lavish private retreat comprises private beach, dedicated restaurant, spa, two swimming pools, an overwater sundeck, jetty, chef, butler and golf buggy chauffeur. Guests can enjoy a private yacht transfer to the residence and spacious accommodation, which comprises the main Sanctuary, two Guest Villas and a double-storey guest house. An abundance of lounge and seating spaces provide the opportunity to spend quality time together. Each stay at the Royal Residence comes with a host of benefits such as daily evening canapes and champagne, personal fitness trainer as well as wellness consultant and 24-hour resident butler service. Wellness treatments can be enjoyed in the private Talise spa room inside the Sanctuary complex.

In addition to the Royal Residence, Jumeirah Vittaveli comprises 89 villas and suites each with their own swimming pool and direct access to the beach or lagoon. The private and spacious villas are available with one or two bedrooms making them the ideal accommodation for both families and couples.

Guests can enhance their romantic escape and stay at the picturesque Private Ocean Retreats, an indulgent hideaway with a loft-style bedroom upstairs, overwater hammocks, private infinity pool and full outdoor daybed. The villas are freestanding in the lagoon ensuring maximum privacy while only a two-minute ride on board the complimentary boat service from the main island. The Private Ocean Retreats are designed to offer all the resort services, from in-villa dining and yoga on a open air deck to an indulgent couple’s massage.

For the evenings, guests have the choice of a culinary journey through India in the resort’s signature restaurant Swarna, or an overwater fine dining experience featuring French cuisine at Fenesse.

The Talise spa at Jumeirah Vittaveli has been named Best Luxury Wellness Spa in Maldives by the World Travel Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Treatments at the spa are inspired by concepts of light and space connecting with the purity and vibration of ingredients. The team produces their own island made 100 percent pure coconut oil, which is used in treatments and available as a take-home souvenir. The garden and overwater treatment rooms provide romantic spaces for couples who wish to enjoy blissful relaxation, while the spa menu also includes dedicated Mother-Daughter and Father-Son pampering sessions.

Jumeirah Vittaveli offers romantic escapes as well as a variety of land and water-based activities, including the destination’s first ice rink, a PADI Dive base, water sports centre, six restaurants and bars, and two lounges. An underground tasting room and a wine library complete the offering.

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