Studying for an international qualification in hotel management in New Zealand has led Deepak Nair to a management career in the country’s booming hospitality industry.
Deepak, from Kerala in India, studied for a Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management at Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Rotorua.
The polytechnic’s Employability Centre arranged for Deepak to have a part-time job at the four-star Distinction Hotel Rotorua during his studies.
After graduating, Deepak was offered a job as housekeeping supervisor at the Distinction hotel on the shores of beautiful Lake Te Anau in Fiordland.
Throughout the four years since he graduated Deepak has been promoted through various management level positions, and he now works with the MCK hotel group as an Executive Housekeeping Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau.
“Waiariki was a memorable experience,” says Deepak.
I was able to interact with students who represent different countries, cultures and customs, make good friends and interact with staff as I grew skills for my career.
“Waiariki gave me an idea of how to work in New Zealand. It helped shape my personality and interaction with employers.
Deepak Nair, India, Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management
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