Hospitality Middle East
Spend 1 to 2 years in the Middle East gaining invaluable experience in the best 5* Hotels / Restaurants. We place applicants with relevant Hospitality experience in the United Arab of Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain.
We are always looking for Bartenders and Waitrons/Hostesses with minimum 1-year current experience and all Kitchen Staff/Chefs with a minimum of 2-3years 5* Hotel Chain experience.
The total placement fee is R10 500 (depending on the rate of exchange) that is payable. Once you accept the acceptance offer emailed to you, you will be required to pay a R4000 deposit. The balance is only paid once you have been placed. Please speak to your Crew Member to hear more about it.
Please note most contracts that are offered are initially for a 2 year period. Please be prepared to travel for 2 years.
OVC works with a number of established Hotels & Restaurants in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Bahrain. Please complete an online application. Your CV will then be sent to our supplier and you will receive an email on what position/salary we can offer you. If you choose to move forward you will need to pay your deposit upfront and the balance is paid after placement. All interviews are on Skype. All positions include a tax-free salary. The salary depends on the position and contract offered.
Employers usually pay for your entire airfare and depending on your contract, included will be free airfare home after every year/2 years.
Depending on your position, you will be sharing with other employees. Accommodation is usually arranged for you and is simple, neat and clean. Please check with your Crew Member or your contract as some employers will give you a living out allowance over and above your salary. This means that you will have to organise your own accommodation.
Important to know salaries start at approx AED1100 to AED2500 per month. Excluding any service charges/Tips. However, this varies from employer to employer.
It is not a guarentee that Tips are included. In the middle east tips are pooled and divided amoungst all workers.
- Applicants 20- 35 years of age (If you have great experience we will accept applicants 18 yrs and up)
- Must be available for a 2-year contract
- Must have a minimum of 1 Years CURRENT Hospitality experience
- Chef/Kitchen positions we need 2-3 years experience in 5* Hotel Chain properties
- Well groomed
- Excellent English
- All passport holders are welcome, but you must reside in SA
- An energetic, enthusiastic personality
You may be requested to take medical tests before you depart. These will include, TB, HIV, HEP A & C and Pregnancy. If you have paid any deposits and you fail one of the medical tests, no deposits will be refunded.
All medical tests are at your own expense and can be done anywhere.
This program runs throughout the year.
To work in the Middle East you need a work permit. Your employer will apply and pay for it. This will be transferred into a residence visa once you arrive at your employment and have passed a medical test (HIV, TB and Hepatitis are the main tests conducted).
Please understand that you can expect huge delays in your visa application. It can take 2 weeks to 5 months to get a visa. This is completely out of OVC hands as the permit is applied for by your employer in the Middle East.
Salaries are tax-free and paid in local currency, the Arab Emirates Dirham (AED), linked to the US$. Furnished accommodation is usually provided. If not, an allowance will be paid. Medical insurance will be covered and depending on the position, either an annual or biannual air ticket is provided, along with an annual or monthly service bonus.
|Program fee||R10 500 (Depending on ROE)|
|Other fees||Medical Tests - If requested|
|Travel Insurance||R3220 for the year - Under 30 yrs|
|Recommended Spending Money||Recommended minimum $200|
Please hand your details to your nearest OVC office and you will be sent an email containing possible job positions available. Please note, should the employers come to SA for interviews, it could be in any of the 3 major cities (Durban, Johannesburg or Cape Town). If you are wanting to attend the interview, you will need to get yourself to the city where they are being held.
Please also note:
1.) Venues, times and dates of interviews will only be given to clients once they have registered with OVC.
2.) Take the correct documents with you to the interviews, as prescribed by OVC.
3.) Interviews can last the whole day, so be advised to rather put in a days leave to avoid any inconvenience.
4.) When attending interviews, only the venue is provided, no refreshments. Please bring your own refreshments if required.
5.) OVC has no control over the way in which the interviews get conducted, as every company/recruiter does it in their own way. Interviews can be conducted in a group, or individually.
Dubai - The second largest of the 7 Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is located on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf. In July 2012, the population estimate was approx. 5.3 million. 80-85% Of the population is made up of expatriates – Arab, Asian, European and others.
Weather - Sunny blue skies throughout the year. June to September is hot and humid, with temperatures averaging above 40 degrees Celsius. The weather is pleasant from October to May. All vehicles and buildings are air-conditioned.
Language - The official language is Arabic, however, English is spoken, especially in the Hospitality Industry. Both Arabic and English are commonly used in business and commerce.