A tropical island grad scheme


As Fiji looks to encourage tourism from further-flung destinations (its main visitors come from nearby Australia), Tourism Fiji has teamed up with Fiji Airways to recruit a social media-savvy grad to experience what Fiji is like first-hand.

Grads don’t have to have a travel-related degree, but they do need to feel comfy in front of a camera (as they’re expected to share and promote their experiences), be eager to learn and willing to get involved. In return, they’ll get to spend 25 days in June 2018 learning about the island paradise whilst gaining vital communication, leadership, teamwork and confidence-building skills.

The itinerary for the scheme includes teaching, taking part in the arts, white water rafting and diving, and even spending a day training with Fiji’s Rugby Sevens team. In addition, the graduate will work alongside the teams at the Tourism Fiji and Fiji Airways offices. They’ll also get involved with conservation, as they work with environmental experts to help plant mangroves and work with turtles native to the islands.

And to get the gig of a lifetime? Prospective applicants need to post a 30-second video about their passion – whatever that might be – on social media with the #Degree2Fiji hashtag. Easy. Successful candidates will then be invited to the next round in March 2018 where they will meet with Tourism Fiji.

Tourism Fiji CEO Matthew Stoeckel said, “We’re thrilled to be offering this marvellous opportunity to a deserving graduate. Fiji is a truly incredible place with a vibrant culture, stunning natural environment, ecxiting experiences alongside our wonderfully warm and welcomong Fijian people. We have no doubt that the chosen candidate will have an amazing time in Fiji. 

“While the graduate will be living on an island paradise, this is by no means a holiday. It’s an opportunity to hone the skills that are attractive to employers in an entirely different environment than most grad schemes, undertaking challenging and rewarding tasks. They will be teaching local children and learning about conservation in an effort to broaden their world views and skills for their future careers.”

Anyone wish they were a graduate right now?

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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A tropical island grad scheme
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