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Middle East Hospitality Internships


Middle East Hospitality Internships


We have loads of Internship positions available for all Hotel/ Restaurant staff. Including - Waitrons, Hostess, Front of house, Back of house, Bar staff, Kitchen Staff and Front office

There is a REGISTRATION FEE of approx R 11 900 that is Payable. You pay a deposit upfront and then the balance after placement.


OVC works with a number of established Hotels chains and Restaurants in the Middle East. Your CV will be circulated to the employers in Middle East and you will be notified if you have been selected for a SKYPE interview.
ALL positions include a tax-free salary. Salary is between USD180 and USD250 per month

Organised Accommodation
Accommodation is provided for free. You will be sharing with other employees. It is simple but neat and clean.

As this is an Internship salaries start at between USD180 to USD250 per month. Excluding any service charges/Tips. However this varies from employer to employer


Applicants 18 - 26 years of age
You can choose between a 6 Months or 12 Month internship
Must have finished a Hospitality course/diploma within 1 to 1 1/2  years ago
Ideally have some Hospitality experience
Well groomed
Excellent English
All passport holders are welcome, but you must reside in SA
An energetic, enthusiastic personality

Start/Finish Dates

We have placements all year round. Peak recruiting time is Sept to Dec.

Visa Info

Visa - To work in 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 destination and have passed a medical test (HIV, TB and Hepatitis are the main tests conducted).
Please understand that you can expect delays in your visa application. It can take 2 weeks to 5 months to get a visa.  This is out of OVC hands.

Benefits - Salaries are tax-free and paid in local currency, the Arab Emirates Dirham (AED), linked to the US$. You will earn approx $ 200 per month.  Furnished accommodation is provided.


Admin fee FREE
Service fee FREE
Program fee FREE
Other fees Registration fee R 11 900 - and medical tests - If requested
Visa fees Free
Travel Insurance R 3 605 for 1 year under 29yrs old
Airfare (approx) Return is approx R10 000
Recommended Spending Money R 5000 - R10 000


You will need to start with contacting your local OVC office. Your will send them your updated PROFESSIONAL CV with PICTURE
Once done it will be sent through to be checked, once accepted you will need to pay the deposit of R 4000 and then your application will be sent around to specific employers. The employers will contact you directly for an interview.

We will then receive your contract and then require you to pay the balance of the funds. R 7900.

Once your visa has been issued we will book your air ticket for you and organise your insurance.

More Info

Remember Internship Placements can be arranged for UAE, Bahrain or Qatar.

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. At 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.

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