The Ajman Palace Hotel received a Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished Support to the STS Work Placement Programme during the Academic Year 2014-2015. The hotel provided Secondary Technical Schools (STS) students an opportunity to gain experience of working in a professional organization as part of their academic requirements. The students completed apprenticeship in the hotel’s Sales & Marketing as well as Front Office departments.
The Ajman Palace Hotel received a Special Trophy, named 'Plaque for providing work placements 2014-2015'. The trophy is given to firms that provide internship to students looking for exposure in professional work environment.
Ferghal Purcell, General Manager of The Ajman Palace Hotel, said that the experience could help STS students once they enter the job market or apply for higher education.
He added, “Our internship programme is good for students as they get a chance to hone their skills by learning from professionals. On the other hand it is a sound investment for us too as some of those students may join our organisation at a later stage.”
The Secondary Technical Schools (STS) schools have been established to provide young Emiratis with a senior high school education that has a focus on technical and technology education. In doing so, STS schools provide students with an alternative choice to government and private schools and the Applied Technical High Schools (ATHS) which are run by the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT).
Ferghal said that as part of its corporate social responsibility programme the hotel will continue to offer internships to Emirati as well as other students.