Hospitality, Tourism and Retails Programs require students to perform field experience, widely known as On-the-Job Training (OJT). The underlying philosophy is to integrate classroom studies with supervised practical work experience directly related to academic and career goals.
As an integral part of the course requirements each full time student enrolled in the BIHR must complete a stipulated amount of appropriate and acceptable employment in an approved organization within a relevant industry. OJT gives students the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned in classes. Students will be working at a basic operational level in a relevant business experiencing long hours, real customers, supervisors and colleagues. You may be required to work in shifts, week-ends, public holidays. OJT is the chance to learn about the people you may one day be managing.
OJT has a number of objectives as shown in the following list.
- To obtain a realistic working experience
- To work at an operational level experiencing real customers
- To develop job knowledge and skills
- To recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and develop personal abilities
- To understand and accept professional etiquette
- To prepare for professional involvement and increased responsibility
- To strengthen application for permanent employment
Students should view the work experience as the beginning of a career ladder. Potential employers will look for a variety of work experience and/or a progression of job responsibilities in helping to determine the qualification of graduates.
BIHR students receive on-the-job training with Bahrain’s leading employers and many go on to permanent employment with these companies. Students have experienced on-the-job training and permanent employment in Bahrain and beyond with the following companies.
The Ritz Carlton ♦ Crowne Plaza ♦ Gulf Hotel ♦ Sheraton Hotel ♦ The Diplomat Radisson SAS ♦ The Regency Inter-Continental ♦ Le Meridian, Al Kobar, KSA ♦Movenpick ♦ Novotel Al Dana Resort ♦ Al Bander Hotel and Resort ♦ Ramada Inn ♦ Caravan Group of Hotels ♦ Al Safir Hotel ♦ Ramee Group of Hotels ♦ Elite Group of Hotels/Suites
Americana Group ♦ Chillis ♦ Bennigans ♦ Jasmis Corporation ♦ Jawad Business Group ♦ Al Abraaj ♦ Fuddruckers ♦ McDonald’s ♦ Domino's Pizza ♦ Yum Yum Tree ♦ Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) ♦ Hardees ♦ Pizza Hut ♦ Costa Coffee ♦ Starbucks ♦ Baskin Robbins
Al Rashed Group ♦ Apparel Group ♦ Mothercare Group ♦ Geant ♦ Sana International ♦ Marina Mall ♦ Giant Stores ♦ Jawad Business Group ♦ Faces ♦ Nine West ♦Megamart and Babasons ♦ Al Muntazah Supermarkets ♦ Chakazulu ♦ Zaina Center ♦ Makae International