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Why Every Hospitality Student Should Apply for Fairmont's Student Work Experience Program (SWEP)

Did you know that Fairmont's Mountain Region offers a unique employment opportunity for students studying within hospitality? The Student Work Experience Program (SWEP) combines valuable work experience with the fun, energetic lifestyle that you would expect from living in the stunning western mountain region of Canada.

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If you are a talented and motivated individual that’s enrolled in a hospitality, tourism, culinary, golf or hotel and restaurant management program, the Student Work Experience Program offered at Fairmont's Mountain Region can be an excellent way to apply your classroom knowledge in a professional setting. Being part of SWEP means you will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the hospitality industry within the operations of Canada’s most breathtaking resorts. It can also serve as a valuable stepping stone towards a career in hospitality management or related fields. SWEP is most popular in the summer months (May - September), but also has smaller classes in Fall (September - December) and Winter (January - April) as well.

Students can expect to work in various departments such as guest services, food and beverage, housekeeping, golf and more! Participants will receive top of the line training and mentorship from experienced professionals in their field and have the opportunity to contribute to real-world projects and initiatives within the hotel.


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What's in it for you?

Incredible Work Experience

While a SWEP participant, you will be working in some of Canada's most iconic hotels, for the luxurious Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand. You will be learning your craft from some of the industry's top leaders and executives. This type of opportunity can help set the pace for your future hospitality career and teach you valuable skills to help you land your dream job after graduation (and that might just be at one of our hotels!).

SWEP Specific Programming

All season long we offer specific programs and training just for SWEP participants. These are meant to help you grow your knowledge and skillset in the hospitality field. Some fan-favourite activities include: A Day in the Life of the Hotel General Manager, Wine & Cocktail Classes, Executive Guest Speakers, LinkedIn and Resume Building and everyone's favourite event, SWEP Graduation.

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Networking Opportunities

Build connections that will last a lifetime! Your SWEP group will be full of other like-minded hospitality professionals who are all looking to grow their careers and gain new experiences in the mountains. Our SWEP activities make it easy to meet other participants and will allow you to start building your network of hospitality professionals and meet new friends in the process.

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Subsidized Staff Housing

We want to make your summer placement as easy as possible for you, so at each of our mountain resorts we offer the option of residing in highly affordable staff accommodations. All utilities are include and rent is taken right off your paycheques. What better way to forge lifelong friendships than by immersing yourself right in the heart of a tight-knit community? Our cozy living spaces not only provide comfort but also foster a sense of camaraderie among our staff, creating an enriching experience beyond the workplace.


Employee Travel Program

When it comes to employee travel perks, Fairmont stands unrivaled. Spend a season staying at some of the most luxurious hotels in Canada and dining at some of the country's most esteemed restaurants. During your time off work, pamper yourself with travel opportunities that promise memories of a lifetime.

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Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey and join us amidst the majestic Canadian mountains? From the enchanting beauty of Banff and the serene allure of Lake Louise to the rugged wilderness of Jasper and the vibrant energy of Whistler, each of our unique locations exudes its own distinctive charm. Whichever property you choose, we are eager to have the opportunity to welcome you to the Fairmont family!

Start your hospitality journey today and apply for our Student Work Experience Program.


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