Work Experience Placement (WEP) Program
The Work Experience Placement follows the 1320 hours of intensive on-campus guided learning and training at GESTO Goa, Porvorim and ICCA Dubai. This program provides student chefs with valuable "hands-on" involvement in the industry working environment by way of a paid work experience placement. Here the student chefs can apply their knowledge & skills gained in the training. Such industrial work experiences help increase a student chef's further skilled employment & other international opportunities.
WEP Program Selection Process (Terms and Conditions Apply)
Placement for the first confirmed paid WEP Program is arranged by way of on-campus Interviews. This program contracts are directly agreed to, between the candidates and the Human Resource (HR) Department of the respective employing company.
ICCA Dubai provides all coordination support for the first confirmed paid WEP Program on a No Cost Basis on the leading international cruise lines NCL, USA or alternatively at the Commis Chef (III, II or I) levels in the Hospitality Industry in the UAE.
Employment on International Cruise Line NCL, USA
Candidates who successfully complete Diploma in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) Cookery / Patisserie, may be selected for the position of Assistant Cook, on board the world leading American cruise line NCL, USA.
Selections for the said recruitment are conducted by the Human Resources / Authorised Recruitment Representative of NCL USA, based on the culinary skills, knowledge & aptitude demonstrated and meeting the medical requirements & cruise line country specific security risk assessment. Candidates thus selected, will start on a salary package of USD 740 per month, offered along with FREE ship board accommodation & international meals, full medical care & insurance and international travel tickets.
All counseling and recruitment services for placement on board the International cruise line NCL, USA are provided by M/s Odyssey International Maritime, Dubai. www.odyssey.ae
General Salary Package Offered in the UAE
The salary offered ranges between AED 5 - 12 per hour and is paid vide Government of UAE monitored WPS (Wages Protection System), with other additional fringe benefits that may include tips and service charges, etc. The average Nett Earnings, as explained above, approx. range between USD 350 to 750 per month or more; The salary package is offered with perquisites such as - accommodation on a sharing basis, duty meals, local conveyance facilities, work permit & residence visa, medical
Insurance coverage and LTA (Leave Travel Allowance) etc. to the home is country included.
The salary package when valued, translates to an actual Gross Earning of approx. USD 1,100 to 1,500 per month to begin with. Joining ticket may be provided by Dubai, UAE / GCC Country employers as part of the package, however this is subject to individual company policy.
Note: The paid WEP Program will take 12 months to complete, the general employment contracts issued are for a period of 2 years (i.e. for a further 1 year beyond the duration of the paid WEP Program) which are thereafter renewable upon mutual consent.
Work Experience in Dubai
UAE has become one of the hottest tourist destinations. The Hospitality Industry here is very large with the establishment of most leading international hotel chains and the UAE also features some of the best luxury hotels in the world. The Food Industry is very competitive and highly discerning, with most international retail food concepts and speciality restaurants from the world over established here. Thus work experience in the food & hospitality industry in the UAE is highly recognized the world over.