Sands China Honours Integrated Resort Internship Programme Graduates



(Macao, May 28, 2018) – Sands China Ltd. celebrated the achievements of a group of 78 university students at a graduation ceremony Thursday at The Venetian® Macao, recognising them for completing the company’s Integrated Resort Internship Programme.

Sands China created the Integrated Resort Internship Programme to give local university students opportunities to work full-time at its integrated resorts on a short-term basis while earning academic credit. By interning full-time in one of 11 non-gaming departments including conventions and exhibitions, concierge, entertainment, e-commerce, food and beverage, and front office, students gain valuable integrated resort experience that is hard to find in the traditional hotel industry. Over 300 students have interned in the programme to date.

Thursday’s graduating class completed their internships between January and May. The year 3 and year 4 students are from local educational institutions including the Institute for Tourism Studies, the University of Macau, City University of Macau and Macau University of Science and Technology, as well as Australia’s Deakin University.

“Create our own graduation” was the theme of the ceremony. The 78 interns worked on preparations for the event, including participating in video production, venue setup and sharing their personal experiences during the ceremony. 

“Our interns have enjoyed working as a group, being empowered and making an impact. Having them organise their own graduation ceremony allowed them to create memorable experiences and demonstrate the skills learned through the internship. They now understand more about our operations and feel more empowered and confident to build their careers,” said Wen Hongyan, senior vice president of human resources for Sands China Ltd. “They’ve worked hard and are leaving the programme with valuable skills, knowledge and experiences. We’re pleased at the success of these programmes that nurture local talent and promote professional and personal growth. Sands China is very proud of our interns’ accomplishments, and we wish them the best in their academic and professional pursuits.”

Graduates of the Integrated Resort Internship Programme can take advantage of other Sands China programmes, including the Career Experience Opportunities Programme (CEOP), the Fast Track Supervisor Programme, or other full-time job opportunities with Sands China.

The CEOP is designed especially for local university students, giving them comprehensive on-the-job training on a long-term yet flex-time basis. Participants apply classroom learning to real-world integrated resort operations, and may be offered supervisory trainee positions upon graduation. Over 110 students have participated to date.

The Fast Track Supervisor Programme is an intensive programme for training exceptional local university graduates to work full-time in non-gaming departments and reach supervisory-level positions within four to 12 months. More than 20 participants have become supervisors in departments including housekeeping, front office, concierge and Paiza rooms. An additional 19 participants currently in the programme are expected to become supervisors between 2018 and 2019.

Sands China has been collaborating with local universities to accelerate the cultivation of local talent through a variety of programmes for local university students and graduates. They allow participants to be mentored by experienced professionals and learn about the latest trends in the local and international tourism industry. Participants accumulate valuable integrated resort work experience and gain professional skills and knowledge for their future careers. These and other initiatives by Sands China are an effort to support non-gaming diversification in Macao and the city’s development as a world centre of tourism and leisure. 

 


Photo caption: A group of 78 university students graduate from Sands China’s Integrated Resort Internship Programme Thursday at The Venetian Macao.
Programme participants earn academic credit while working full-time at the company’s integrated resorts on a short-term basis.



Photo caption: Students graduating from Sands China’s Integrated Resort Internship Programme celebrate their achievement Thursday at The Venetian Macao.
The 78 interns worked on preparations for the graduation ceremony, including participating in video production, venue setup and sharing their personal experiences during the event.

 


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About Sands China Ltd. 


Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS). 

For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.