In 2014, Royal Caribbean International took a revolutionary leap in expanding its presence in China by deploying more ships and allocating more resources to the region. Joining collaborative efforts with Tianjin Maritime College (TMC) and the 35 schools of the CACTET alliance, the company also opened the brand new Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Cruise Talent Development Centre in August 2014. The state-of-the-art facility now houses an innovative hospitality training program on the school’s campus.
Students who aspire to a shipboard culinary or restaurant service career can now engage in a 12-week course, which is fully developed by Royal Caribbean International and certified within the Chinese education network. The “one-stop-shop” program provides students with classroom educational opportunities, hands-on training, on-site guidance and exclusive access to Royal Caribbean’s employment application process – Cosco Manning Corporation (Hiring Agency) staff, a subsidized travel agency, and Royal Caribbean human resources professionals are all located on-site.
With the help of student loans, which TMC offers based on outstanding academic and personal merit, the first batch of graduates, a total of 34 crew members, set sail in December 2014 with assignments aboard Royal Caribbean International vessels. Upon completion, all graduates have access to hundreds of COSCOMAN hiring offices located throughout People’s Republic of China that will provide them ongoing services and real-time support while on vacation.
All candidacies are managed by Royal Caribbean through its standardized application process. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, visit RCLCareersatSea.
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