Monday, September 21, 2015

Disneyland® Paris is recruiting in Athens on 3rd & 4th November 2015!

Applications are open!
Disneyland Paris, Europe’s no.1 tourist destination, recruits students throughout the year for a variety of seasonal contracts. During this year’s European Casting Tour, we’ll be recruiting in Athens on 3rd and 4th November 2015.

We’ll be offering seasonal contracts for the following roles:

Ticketing Hosts/Hostesses :
Attractions Hosts/Hostesses:
Commis chefs :

We recruit for different periods of the year, with contracts lasting from 2 weeks to 2 months:

Autumn: 2 weeks in October – November
Christmas: 2 weeks in December - January
Winter: 2 weeks in February - March
Spring: 2 weeks to 1 month in March - April
Summer: 2 months in July - August

For these contracts, all 35-hour per week, it’s necessary to be flexible with hours (shifts could begin at 6am or finish at 2am) as well as being available to work during the weekend.

There are accommodation possibilities for employees who live outside the Paris region, and as spaces are limited they will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis (terms and conditions apply).

How to apply

Candidates need to apply before 23rd October 2015 to one of the jobs (above) on our site or via our mobile application Disneyland Paris Careers. Please ensure the option “University/ School” in the candidate source menu is selected.

Why Disneyland Paris?

Working at Disneyland Paris offers the opportunity to gain a professional experience in Paris, in a unique and multicultural environment, as well as the chance to practise your languages (20 languages are spoken amongst our 15,000 Cast Members).

The profiles we’re looking for

Candidates must have an advanced level of French and English (B2 minimum for each language) as well as their native language.

An excellent sense of service, communication and people skills, rigor and respecting procedures are imperative to offer our guests the best experience possible, for which Disneyland Paris is well known.

Wishing you a fantastic day from Disneyland Paris, and hoping to meet you soon.

Disneyland Paris Recruitment Team

Testimonial * Daria Rarenko

Daria Rarenko, Master’s degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Leadership (2014) validated by University of Wales
Project Manager for the M.I.C.E.
Ambotis Air Services Company, Greece & Europe

My name is Daria Rarenko. Studying for a Master’s degree at Alpine Center helped me acquire work experience in a tourism business  environments and gave me varied skills and the ability to work with many different types of people of different cultures, and basically to fit easily into the team.

I learned how to take initiatives, be responsible, and become a valuable team member, which is key to a successful career.

I have become very interested and motivated in working as a Project Manager for the M.I.C.E. (Meetings, Incentives, and Conventions & Exhibitions) Department in Ambotis Air Services Company.

My responsibilities included planning, organizing and coordinating M.I.C.E Projects in Greece and EU.   I was engaged to work in M.I.C.E projects with an average budget starting from 50.000 to 1.000000 euro with the net profit 20 - 30 %.  Another exciting aspect of my work is my involvement in organizing and coordinating wedding projects with the average revenue starting from 600 - 500.000 euro.

Testimonial * Irina Kuzina

Irina Kuzina, Master’s degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Leadership (2014) validated by University of Wales
Sales manager of Sbokos Hotel Group (Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort&SPA; Agapi Beach; Cretan Malia Park; Koutouloufari Village Holiday Club; Village Heights Golf Resort) -  Blue Palace is also a member of Starwood.  
Born in Tallinn, Estonia

For me education always used to be something more than academic knowledge. I believe that first of all it improves the personality and the traits needed to be competitive on the market.  

Alpine Centre had taught me many things – it improved my analytical skills, my patience as well as gave me a chance to meet a lot of amazing people and to establish a good relationship with my former classmates and present colleagues worldwide. 

However, I consider that the main thing that Alpine has taught me is belief in myself

Does not matter how difficult and sometimes even unreal your dream might seem to you – just keep going and do not try to find excuses for yourself, because you are capable of everything!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Success Story * Andreas Romanos

Andreas Romanos, Hotel Operations
General Manager, La Maison Ottomane
Parodos Kanevarou 32, 73100 Chania, Crete, Greece

'my Alpine training had provided me with the confidence that I had learned from the best, the respect of our clients that they had instilled in us and the motivation to excel that went with all that'.

After a career in Business (mainly as a General Manager for Western organisations in Russia) I decided in 2011 to convert an old Venetian House in Chania, Crete into a small hotel and then run it. 

Knowing next to nothing about the hotel industry, except as a frequent user, it seemed prudent to at least learn how to make a bed or serve a meal while giving utmost customer service; and so I ended up at Alpine Centre on their Hotel Operations Programme (and also attending a few executive courses from the Masters' Programme).

Two and a half years later, a little over a year after opening, and la Maison Ottomane is rated by TripAdvisor as the best hotel in Chania and the best in Chania province, 1st of 453.  We are happy and busy.

Clearly in a small hotel (for now we only have 3 suites) the personality of the staff and design/decoration of the premises are of great importance in delighting guests, but the debt owed to Alpine Centre for helping us achieve operational excellence cannot be underestimated.

Like any business, a hotel of any size needs rules and systems and in view of the immediate transparency of failings as well as strengths which comes with online social media, there is no way a hotel can afford to make these up as they go along.

This is where Alpine excelled - in teaching you up front, effectively, how to take a booking, how to serve a breakfast, how to handle an overbooking, a no-show, an allergy, how best to clean a bed, how to get hairs off the bathroom floor, what are the pros and cons of a property management system, when do you serve from the right or left, how do you make a bechamel sauce.....

And what most impressed me about the teaching, what gave it credibility, immediacy and gained our respect and interest as future hotel professionals, was that we were being taught by actual hotel professionals - people who, once the season started again in a few weeks' time, would be putting on their aprons or bow ties and be out there at the hard end, delivering excellence and, in doing so, refreshing and increasing their ability to pass their experience onto the next round of students.

Perhaps Alpine's most impressive achievement is finding people who can work effectively both in a service environment and also as teachers. 

In any case, when we opened our doors to our public, my Alpine training had provided me with the confidence that I had learned from the best, the respect of our clients that they had instilled in us and the motivation to excel that went with all that.  And I can make a bed.

Impressed, grateful, delighted to recommend without reservation.