General Manager Message
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our website!
The School of the Oriental Hotel Apprenticeship Programme (OHAP) is a contribution, a response and an invitation. It is a contribution towards creating qualified personnel for the hospitality industry in Thailand. It is a response to the wishes of many people over the years for such an undertaking. And it is an invitation to those who are interested in acquiring the art, skill and refinement necessary to succeed in this important profession.
OHAP was launched with an emphasis on practical training with one standard: that of Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, which has been voted the ‘Best Hotel in the World’ time and time again.
Theory is kept to the basics. Seventy percent of our instructors are highly qualified Oriental staff. The rest have been invited from various distinguished institutions. Courses range from Room Divisions (Front Office Officer, Housekeeping, and Floor Butler Operations) to Food & Beverage (International Cuisine, Traditional Thai Cooking, Bakery & Pastry, Restaurant Operations, and Bartending).
The significance of any apprenticeship lies in both ‘on-the-job learning’ and ‘hands-on-experience’. We run our programme with a serious focus on both aspects. Our students learn in a professional environment where Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok colleagues are there to teach and support them in whatever ways they can.
The School of the Oriental Hotel Apprenticeship Programme offers courses for 6 months and 12 months. Instruction is in Thai, and the programme is accredited by the Ministry of Education.
I look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you to Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok and our School of the Oriental Hotel Apprenticeship Programme in the near future.
Mr Greg Liddell
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok