The Four Seasons Resorts, Maldives has always demonstrated a commitment to sustainability and preservation through local partnerships, sustainable practices, guest education, and more. Recognizing that country’s youth are its future and this year, the Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Hospitality Apprenticeship program will see 40 young Maldivians graduate towards brighter horizons at the end of this month.  

The longest-running and most successful of its kind in the Indian Ocean since 2001, the program is now in its twenty-first year and has supported a total of 697 youngsters to date, setting them up for an exciting hospitality career not only in the Maldives but potentially worldwide. The training crosses disciplines including Food & Beverage Service; Food & Beverage Preparation; Housekeeping & Guest Services; Retail; Front Office & Recreation; PADI Dive Master; Safe Maritime Transport (SMT); Engineering and Watersports Attendant.

“Investing in people is the cornerstone of great hospitality,” comments Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Regional Vice President Armando Kraenzlin. “And helping local youth achieve their potential and create empowered futures is very much a part of that. Their enthusiasm, talent, energy, and focus amaze us year on year, but the resilience shown by our current graduates, in the face of such unprecedented challenges, is particularly commendable.”

Celebrating their achievements at the graduation ceremony with  Chief Guest of Honour and First Lady of the Maldives, Madam Fazna Ahmed will Inspire young minds to dream big, she’ll be addressing both the incoming and outgoing students, as well as presenting certificates. At its heart, the apprenticeship program is about learning on the job, with classes conducted by professionals with many years of international experience in the luxury hotel, dive, and marine industries. Recognizing the need for encouragement and guidance along the way, each apprentice is assigned a buddy and mentor. Learning to work hard within an ambitious team builds stamina and character, and strengthens the apprentice’s sense of professionalism, discipline,  teamwork, and  perseverance.

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