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    Student Work Experience Program

    Student Work Experience Program (SWEP)

    Designed over 30 years ago, and unique to our four Fairmont Mountain Resorts; Whistler, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. This program is offered to any students currently enrolled in a Hospitality, Tourism, Recreation, or Culinary post graduate program. Our intention with providing this program is to offer students the ability to work in their industry for a seasonal placement while they are on break from school. They can gain valuable work experience, adventure, and learn as we host many different events for our SWEP participants throughout their placement.

    Why SWEP?

    • Grow Your Career – Opportunities to return after your co-op in a Full-time capacity, often in an elevated role

    • Hands-on Experience – 4-6 month internship/co-op at large scale, luxury hotels

    • SWEP Specific Activities – LinkedIn Learning Sessions, Wine Knowledge & Cocktail Basics, Guest Speakers, Welcome Activities, Graduation Party. 

    • Build Your Network – Work and grow with like-minded hospitality professionals

    Summer 2023 Update

    We have received an overwhelming response to our Student Work Experience Program opportunities for Summer 2023. Given the current circumstance, we are no longer accepting applications for SWEP positions this year. Students are still welcome to apply to work with our hotels for the summer season, however they will be encouraged to apply through our normal channels of applying to the specific position of interest (for example: Barista). If they are successful in the interview process, and qualify for SWEP, they will still participate in the program like the rest of the participants. Please follow the link below to review all summer positions available through our region.

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