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Private Hotel School Open Days January 25


Looking to study for a career in the fastest growing industry in the world, one with plenty of job opportunities and one that could take you around the world? If so, the hospitality business may just be the place for you. Africa’s leading hospitality school – The Private Hotel School – will be hosting an Open Day at both of its campuses in Johannesburg and Stellenbosch on Saturday, January 25, from 9:00 until 14:00. Those who attend can chat with expert advisors and lecturers. There is also a range of demonstrations and talks planned. TPHS offers one, two and three-year full-time courses including a Higher Certificate in Hospitality Management (one year full-time with an option of culinary specialisation at the Stellenbosch campus); Advanced Certificate in Hospitality Management (one year full-time on completion of Higher Certificate) as well as a Diploma in Event Management (three years full-time). TPHS has an agreement with the Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS) in Lucerne, Switzerland. PHS students who successfully complete the Advanced Certificate in Hospitality Management or Diploma in Event Management are given direct entry to the final year of the Bachelor BA Degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management at BHMS. PHS students are also assured a paid internship in Switzerland or abroad and international work placement assistance after completing their degree. Says The Private Hotel School’s founder and director Susina Jooste: “We pride ourselves on giving our students the skills necessary to succeed in a competitive economy. While there are other hotel schools in South Africa, The Private Hotel School is the only South African hospitality institution offering an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Education.” In the 14 years since it was first established, the Private Hotel School has produced alumni who are now working all over the world and who have established themselves as leaders within various markets. Employers range from boutique establishments to large multi-national hotels and resorts. Others have taken the entrepreneurial route and established their own hospitality-inspired businesses and consultancies.


One PHS graduate is 27-year-old Rutendo Ruth Marovatsanga who completed a diploma in hospitality management at The Private Hotel School in Stellenbosch before doing a mentorship in both Dubai and the US in 2019. Now back home, she is working at Reuben’s in Sandton for the celebrated Chef Reuben Riffel. “Everyday life at PHS taught me a skill that no module can equip you with. From the stressful event planning to long hours in the school restaurant to assignments that all fell on the same due date. The school's curriculum is designed to make you work at the highest level under pressure. Believe me, after that you can face any challenge in the industry. It's true what they say - diamonds are made under pressure! And I am proud to be one of PHS's gems, she says.


Concludes Jooste:  "I am convinced that the success of any training institution can largely be measured by the employability of its students. We are proud of all the achievements of every single student and it is such an honour to witness their professional development year-on-year.”

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