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Marriott International Maldives Apprenticeship Program: Applications Now Open for Second Cohort of the Apprenticeship Program

Marriott International Maldives is launching a series of recruitment open days and is now accepting applications for the second cohort of its highly esteemed Marriott International Maldives Apprenticeship Program. Following the resounding success of the inaugural cohort, Marriott International Maldives continues its commitment to nurturing young Maldivian talent and fostering growth within the hospitality industry.

The Marriott International Maldives Apprenticeship Program

The Marriott International Maldives Apprenticeship Program was launched as a pilot project on May 9 2023. This is done in partnership with the Maldives Institute of Technology and the National Apprenticeship Program (NAP). The program is implemented through the Ministry of Youth Empowerment Information and Arts. This unique 10-month program offers aspiring young apprentices in hospitality an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of hospitality while undergoing comprehensive training from industry experts. Participants will gain theoretical knowledge from MIT through the approved curriculum of Maldives Skill Development Authority (MNSDA), while undergoing on-the-job training at their portfolio of seven resorts in the Maldives, which include The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, W Maldives, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, and The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort.

The program offers a structured curriculum that encompasses diverse disciplines across various departments such as guest services, culinary arts, housekeeping, and front office operations. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a level-3 National Certificate accredited by the Maldives Qualification Authority (MQA). 

At Marriott International, we prioritize people and commit to nurturing talent, equipping individuals with the essential tools for success. Through this program, we aim to cultivate the future leaders of hospitality by providing hands-on experience alongside seasoned professionals in a dynamic and supportive environment. Our goal is to foster their growth so they can thrive in the hospitality industry, says Mark Fletcher – Area Director of Human Resources, Singapore & Maldives at Marriott International

How to Apply For the Program?

Candidates interested in applying for the Marriott International Maldives Apprenticeship Program must demonstrate a passion for hospitality. Additionally, candidates must also have a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn. The program is open to Maldivians between the ages of 16 to 20 years from all backgrounds, including recent graduates, career changers, and those seeking to embark on a new career in the hospitality sector.

Applications for the second cohort of the program are now open and will be accepted until May 2, 2024. Open days for prospective applicants to learn more about the program and submit their applications will take place at the following locations and dates:

  • Malé – April 18, 2024
  • LH. Naifaru – April 20, 2024
  • B. Eydhafushi – April 22, 2024
  • HA. Dhidhdhoo – April 24, 2024
  • HDK. Kulhudhufushi – April 26, 2024
  • GN. Fuvamulah – April 27, 2024
  • Addu – April 29-30, 2024
  • Malé – May 2, 2024

Interested candidates can also submit their resumes to

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Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Awarded Travelife Gold Certificate for Second Consecutive Year!

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi announces that it has been awarded the Travelife Gold Certificate. With this, the resort has been recognised for Accommodation Sustainability for the second consecutive year. This prestigious certification recognizes the resort’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable tourism practices, all while delivering exceptional hospitality experiences.

The Travelife Gold Certification is a globally recognized accolade presented to hotels and resorts. This is done in recognition of resorts that demonstrate exceptional performance in managing their environmental and social impacts responsibly. Sun Siyam Iru Fushi initially achieved this accreditation in 2022. Since then, the resort has continued to prioritize sustainable practices, leading to this consecutive achievement.

We are honored to once again recieve the Travelife Gold Certification for Accomodation Sustainability, this recognition reflects our ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into every aspect of our operations while providing unforgettable experiences for our guests. We are deeply committed to minimizing our environmental footprint, supporting local communities, and promoting responsible tourism in the Maldives, says Erkaiym Tablydieva – the Hygine and Sustainability Manager at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi.

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s sustainability initiatives encompass a wide range of practices. This includes energy and water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, local sourcing of products, as well as community engagement. These eco-friendly measures not only contribute to the conservation of the delicate marine ecosystem surrounding the Maldives but also enhance the well-being of local communities. With these practices, the resort is also able to empower the local communities economically.

As part of its sustainability journey, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi continually seeks innovative ways to further enhance its environmental performance and social impact. The resort remains steadfast in its mission to create a more sustainable future for the Maldives and beyond.

For travellers seeking a luxurious yet eco-conscious retreat in the heart of the Maldives, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi stands as a beacon of sustainable hospitality excellence. With its unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility and community engagement, the resort invites guests to experience the beauty of the Maldives while leaving a positive impact on the planet. Sun Siyam Resorts is dedicated to operating sustainably!

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