7 June 2017 at 9:00 am

New Zealand School of Tourism sends students to China

ACG’s New Zealand School of Tourism (NZST) has formed a strategic partnership with Hainan Airlines, providing trained international flight attendants for recruitment.

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L-R: New Zealand School of Tourism CEO, Nicole Domett with Hainan Airlines Director of HR, Fred Ce

The new partnership provides Hainan Airlines with a regular pool of professionally trained flight attendants, and enables NZST to offer overseas employment opportunities to its New Zealand and international graduates. All trainees must meet Hainan Airlines requirements and have recognised tourism qualifications from NZST.

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NZST Chief Executive Nicole Domett said it is a fantastic opportunity for New Zealand and international students to work for a successful Chinese company.

“NZST is privileged to be able to provide Hainan Airlines with enthusiastic, work-ready students to help them grow their business.

"We look forward to helping more tourism students succeed in this industry.”

Hainan Airlines conducted its first recruitment interviews at NZST’s Auckland Airport campus in March, where nearly 50 NZST students and alumni competed for the chance to live and work in China. Hainan Airlines employed 13 of the students: seven from New Zealand, four from Korea, and one each from Japan and China.

Hainan Airlines said the partnership is a valuable way to staff its international route services between China, New Zealand and Australia.

“Working closely with NZST allows us to recruit highly trained flight attendant students with a global perspective and sense of adventure.

“We see the friendly attitude, professionalism and in-depth training received by NZST students as indispensable qualities for our internationally-minded flight attendants.”

Hainan Airlines will travel to New Zealand in October to recruit more flight attendants as part of its twice-yearly recruitment agreement with NZST.

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