INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOURISM GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: 2015 / 2016 INTAKE Duration of programme for graduates is twelve (12) months and for in-service training is six (06) months

CLOSING DATE: 20 March 2015

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs hereby invites applications for the Tourism Graduate Development Programme. The programme is aimed at providing workplace experience to graduates and is offered in collaboration with different municipalities and organisations. Shortlisted graduates will be expected to undergo an interview and if successful they will enter into a performance agreement covering the duration of the programme. The agreement will be between the candidates, the department and the host municipality / organisation. Graduates and Students who have not been previously employed under the same programme and who have been unemployed for a period of one year or more are invited to apply. Applications are invited from candidates in the following areas, and graduates and students are encouraged to only apply to municipalities within their residential areas

 

Amajuba District Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / AMAJ

Big5 False bay Local Municipality [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / BIG5

EThekwini Metro (Tourism offices)[x08]

  • Amanzimtoti [x01]
  • 1000 hills [x01]
  • Ushaka Marine [x01]
  • North Beach [x01]
  • Florida [x01]
  • Research and quality [x02]
  • Gateway [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / ETHEK

Edumbe Local Municipality [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / EDUM

Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs (EDTEA)-PMB Tourism office [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / EDTEA

Harry Gwala Development Agency [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / HGDA

ILembe Enterprise Development Agency [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / ILEM

KwaSani Local Municipality [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / SANI

Mandeni Local Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / MAND

Mpofana Local Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / MPOF

Msunduzi PMB Tourism Association [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / MPTA

Mthonjaneni Local Municipality [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / MTHO

Newcastle Local Municipality [x03]

TGDP / 2015 / NEWC

Nongoma Local Municipality [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / NONG

Nqutu Local Municipality [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / NQUT

Okhahlamba Local Municipality [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / OKHA

Richmond Local Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / RICH

Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / UBUH

Ulundi Local Municipality [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / ULUN

Umfolozi Local Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / MFOL

UMgungundlovu District Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / UMGN

Umhlabuyalingana Local Municipality [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / MHLA

Umhlathuze Local Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / UMHL

Umhlosinga Development Agency [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / UMHLO

Umkhanyakude Elephant Coast Tourism [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / UECT

Umlalazi local Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / UMLA

UMnambithi Local Municipality [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / UMNA

UMngeni Local Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / UMNG

Umzimkhulu Local Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / UMZI

UPhongolo Local Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / UPHO

uThungulu District Municipality [x01]

TGDP / 2015 / UTHU

Vulamehlo Local Municipality [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / VULA

Zululand District Municipality [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / ZUL

Gateway Hotel – Mhlanga [x05]

TGDP / 2015 / GAT

Oribi Gorge Hotel [x02]

TGDP / 2015 / OGH

KINDLY NOTE that in some Tourism Offices, graduates must be willing to work shifts, weekends and public holidays.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted on the Tourism Graduate Development Placement form (NOT Z83), this form is obtainable from the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (Tourism offices in Pietermaritzburg) and the municipal offices that are listed above / municipalities that are participating in the programme or the form can be downloaded from DEDTEA’s website: www.kzndedt.gov.za. Applicants are requested to CLEARLY state the reference number of the placement they are applying for.

REQUIREMENTS (12 MONTHS) UNEMPLOYED TOURISM GRADUATES

State the area and reference number which the candidate is applying for (from the above list), the form should be accompanied by a copy of Curriculum Vitae, certified copy of Matric certificate, certified copy of a three year degree / diploma in Tourism Management, Travel & Tourism or an appropriate equivalent Tourism & Hospitality qualification, including academic transcripts records, certified copy of Identity document and proof of residential address obtained from local municipality. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an interview nearest to their areas of residence. The successful candidates will be required to sign an internship contract for the duration of one year.

REQUIREMENTS (06 MONTHS) TOURISM STUDENTS, CURRENT STUDENTS WHO REQUIRE IN-SERVICE TRAINING

State the area and reference number which the candidate is applying for (from the above list), the form should be accompanied by a copy of Curriculum Vitae, certified copy of Matric certificate, certified copy of Identity document, latest academic transcripts records, letter from institution requesting in-service training and proof of residential address obtained from local municipality. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an interview nearest to their areas of residence. The successful candidates will be required to sign an internship contract for the duration of six months.

Note: Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Applications must be directed to: the Head of Department, Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Attention: Ms Siwinile Mjwara: Tourism Development, 217 Burger Street, Calder House, Pietermaritzburg, 3201. (Ordinary mail or hand delivery only)

For enquiries, please contact: Ms Nosipho Mbanjwa on tel. (033) 264 6313 / 072 660 6736 or Ms Siwinile Mjwara on Tel. (033) 264 9334.

No faxed or emailed applications will be considered.

NOTE: THE DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO CONTINUE WITH THE TRAINING

 

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