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New recruits in hospitality can now get essential skills in weeks not years
Successful hospitality employers know that training and retaining great staff is essential for a successful and sustainable business. The challenge is how can those businesses who need to get staff up to speed quickly find a reliable way to do it. ServiceIQ now has the answer.
Online is on for fledgling travel agents going professional
ServiceIQ is delighted to announce that new travel agents can now be assessed quickly and easily online to gain the industry’s professional qualification. Doing away with paperwork will also make it easy for users to complete the qualification at work.
Top industry executive joins ServiceIQ
Top service industry executive Tony Laskey has been appointed as ServiceIQ’s new General Manager – Industry Engagement, from 4 February.
New ServiceIQ Gateway Scholar defies gravity
Tia Warwick from Oxford in Canterbury is living proof that a ServiceIQ Gateway programme gives secondary students the grounding they need to lift-off into a career they’re passionate about.
New Skydiving Diploma drops out of the blue
It’s landed safely! This week, NZQA approved a new qualification that will help people who enjoy jumping out of planes into mid-air, make the leap into an exciting commercial career.
Service industry workforce development revs up in the regions
Last year, ServiceIQ launched at Parliament a series of Regional Roadmaps to help address a looming skills shortage in New Zealand’s retail, hospitality, aviation, travel, tourism and museum industries.
Wellington Apprentice Chef tastes victory at New Zealand’s national cookery awards
Following an intense ninety-minute cook-off at the NZ Hospitality Championships in Auckland on the weekend, Wellington’s Liam Wilkie has been awarded the prestigious ServiceIQ Champion Apprentice Chef title.
ServiceIQ Chief Executive appointment
ServiceIQ Board Chair Rick Christie has confirmed the appointment of Andrew McSweeney as its new Chief Executive. ServiceIQ is the industry training organisation (ITO) for the aviation, hospitality, retail, travel, tourism and museums sectors.
Tasty new course on the school menu
The new canapé creation course offered by ServiceIQ is a great way to introduce cookery students to the exciting world of catering. The fun starter will help give culinary students confidence and inspiration to take an even greater interest in a cookery career.
Bidfood’s appetite for training delivers big returns
Bidfood in Queenstown is a fast-growing distribution business with 120 staff operating two warehouses 24/7. An entity of Bidfood New Zealand, the Central Otago branch has always been a big believer in on-job training to ensure top quality service to hundreds of restaurants, cafés, hotels, resorts, retailers and more, across the region, including Te Anau and the West Coast.