Hospitality placements in the Maldives

Enhance your hospitality experience by joining our paid hospitality placements in the Maldives!

Think of the Maldives and you probably think of luxury boutique hotels perched above crystal clear seas full of brightly coloured tropical fish. You won’t be disappointed with the Hospitality placements we arrange in this tropical paradise.

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Your hospitality placement in the Maldives

Your Hospitality placement in the Maldives will be with a high-end 4 or 5 Star hotel, meaning your experience will be top quality and worthwhile.

Roles include: Banqueting, Concierge, Culinary Arts, Events & Catering, Food service & bar, Front Office, Guest services, Restaurant management, Sommelier.

Our hospitality placements in the Maldives are available for durations between 6 to 12 months. Our start dates are flexible.

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Placement Year International - Hospitality placements in the Maldives

Who can join our Maldives hospitality placements?

Hospitality placements in the Maldives are available to university students, recent graduates and those already working in the hospitality industry. Accepted degrees include: 

  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Tourism Management

We can accept students or graduates of other degrees, such as Business, Languages etc, if you have at least 6 months’ work experience in the hospitality industry and want to gain some international experience to help develop your future career and make your CV stand out.

If you have a different background then please email your CV to so we can check your eligibility. 

Professional training

We ensure your training experience in the Maldives is professionally managed.

You will have a local work supervisor throughout your hospitality placement in the Maldives. This is normally the HR Manager or head of department you work in. Your work supervisor will be the main contact for any work-related queries you may have. They will arrange your work schedule and show you around the hotel on arrival to help settle you into your new location and work place. They will also give you feedback during your placement so you know how you are developing during your overseas placement.

The hotel will provide training throughout your stay and, if you work hard and impress your colleagues, you may be offered opportunities for developing your work and responsibilities during the placement. Some previous students have also been offered work opportunities after graduation.

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Our interns doing Hospitality placements in the Maldives live in staff accommodation near the hotel.

All our partner hotels in the Maldives have their own staff accommodation which you will live in with other staff from your host company. Food will normally be provided in a staff canteen nearby.

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Placement Year International - Hospitality placements in the Maldives

Orientations & Staff support

Hospitality placements in the Maldives are quite spread out due to hotels being established on more than 100 islands. Therefore our staff support for the Maldives works slightly differently to other destinations. 

Unlike other destinations where it’s easy for us to rent a local office and visit placements, this is certainly not the case in the Maldives because it means taking either a boat or seaplane!

However, don’t worry because our staff from the UK and Thailand offices are in constant contact with our partner hotels and placement interns in the Maldives.

You will be met on arrival by a friendly representative from your placement hotel holding a sign with your name, whatever day or time your flight lands! They will escort you to your placement hotel and the next day your work supervisor will show you around the hotel and island, and introduce you to some of your new work colleagues.

Before you leave home we’ll brief you about cultural differences, especially those which could affect your new work life. This will help you adjust to life in a different culture which helps ensure you have an enjoyable and worthwhile trip.

Our UK and Thailand-based staff will check on your progress by email and Skype calls and are on hand 24/7 for emergencies. If you join as part of your degree we will also communicate directly with your university Placement Office when necessary.

Health and safety

Your safety is our first priority. 

We check all the details of your placement with your host company before you arrive and if you join as part of your degree, we will help ensure that your university health and safety documents are checked and signed by your hospitality placement in the Maldives. 

This means your university is able to verify the work placement meets their criteria. We work directly with universities on this. 

We also work with a great insurance provider, who offer a comprehensive working holiday travel insurance policy. We will share this information with you to make you feel at ease during your trip. 

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Placement Year International - Hospitality placements in the Maldives

Prices & what’s included

It’s important to be clear what you’ll pay and receive in return.

We charge a £200 Acceptance Fee to ensure your commitment to the programme and a Placement Fee of £1,600. This is 100% refundable if we can’t arrange a suitable placement.

Prices include the hospitality placement in the Maldives tailored to your skills & requirements, your accommodation and food (3 meals a day), pre-departure support, all visa documents, work permit, support and guidance from our staff and 24/7 emergency support. 

Not included in this cost are flights, visa, insurance, and any inoculations you may need before you travel. You can spread these costs out over several months rather than paying everything at once.

We’ll give you advice about the best airlines, routes and prices and we support you with your visa application. Some universities provide insurance for overseas placements on a university insurance policy so it’s worth checking before buying your own.

Your host company will pay you a local salary, normally around £200 per month. This may not sound a lot but most interns find it covers socialising and travel in your free time. Many costs in the Maldives are considerably less than back home and remember your food and accommodation is provided.

Got a Question? Contact us Find out more

We are here to answer your questions. Send us a message or call us on +44 (0)1273 710569.

How do I apply?

It's easy and quick!

Complete our short application form including uploading your CV and Cover Letter.

Please clearly state in your Cover Letter which destination and type of placement you are interested in.

Got more questions? Send us a message!

We have hospitality placements available at some of the world’s most prestigious hotels.

Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Tonino Lamborghini

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

“I wanted to personally thank you for all the help you've given me the last few months, and for allowing me to have this fantastic opportunity.”

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

"Thank you very much for everything, you found the internship I really wanted."

Gabriela Arevalo, Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)

Alex Smarsch - Oxford Brookes University

“I arrived at the Sheraton hotel and there are no words to describe how amazing this place is and how well they treat me. I hope my work here makes up for the good treatment I get!”

Alex Smarsch - Oxford Brookes University

"I would really like to thank you for being so involved in finding my internship. It was a great thing to discover your program."

Marko Djukic - Switzerland

Jason Billam - Plymouth University
“I have always wanted to travel with my work, and experience different cultures and lifestyles. China is now a place with so much to offer due to its phenomenal growth in the last few decades.”

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

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Many of our destinations are currently affected by international travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We expect these restrictions to gradually start lifting in 2021 so if you want to start a placement after 1st January 2021 please submit your CV and covering letter on this page and we will contact you to arrange an interview. Your booking will be covered by our Covid-19 guarantee.

If you are looking for a placement starting before January 2021, we have a range of Virtual placements and internships which are available immediately. Find out more here

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