Video: Fairmont Summer Student Reception

July 13, 2018

Fairmont Southampton hosted a welcome reception on Thursday [July 12] for summer students that have taken up various roles around the hotel.

A spokesperson said, “Fairmont Southampton have hired 20 students for the summer this year. Every year we hire summer students in various roles around the hotel, but this year we decided to re-amp our Student Work Experience Program [SWEP], allowing us to bring in more students than we’ve had in recent years.

Fairmont Southampton Summer Student Welcome Reception Bermuda, July 12 2018-9446

“The last time we hosted the program was in 2010 when we hired 48 students; some have now transitioned into full-time roles in the hotel, whilst others are excelling in roles within the hospitality industry.

“Throughout the school year we host various school students for work placement, this year we had students from Warwick Academy and CedarBridge Academy.

The 23-minute live video replay is below:

“Also, this year we had Whitney Middle School’s M3 class come for their Career Day where they received an exclusive tour of the hotel, they also were able to meet with industry professionals [Leaders who work at the hotel].”

The group were addressed by Regional Vice President Caribbean & Mexico and General Manager Fairmont Southampton Kiaran MacDonald, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons, Executive Director of the Bermuda Hospitality Institute Malika Cartwright and Learning and Development Manager Ashjuanna Thomas. Students Chantel Stowe and Shane Rogers expressed their experiences at the hotel.

Participants in the Student Work Experience Program include:

  • Dariyon Davis – CBA & Bermuda College – Beach Attendant
  • Shane Rogers – CedarBridge Academy [graduated 2018, will be attending Bda College] – Conference Concierge
  • Ty-Jah Butterfield-Rollins – CedarBridge Academy – Culinary Summer Student
  • Dominic Sabir – Berkeley Institute – Culinary Summer Student
  • JT Lennard Pagsanjan – Berkeley Institute & Bermuda College – Room Call
  • Tariq Simmons – Berkeley Institute & Bermuda College – Room Call
  • Kenji Robinson – CedarBridge Academy – Accounting Clerk
  • Shu’ayb Nasir – St. Mary’s University – Accounting Clerk
  • Jahkeylo Burgess – CedarBridge Academy – Outside Specialist
  • Jacobi Butterfield – George Brown College – Laundry Attendant
  • Symira Lowe Darrell – Holland College – Laundry Attendant
  • Azjahnae Simons – CedarBridge Academy – Pool Attendant
  • Jahdae Wade – Berkeley Institute – Storeroom Attendant
  • Chantel Stowe – University of Birmingham – Front Office Trainee
  • Jashone Pitcher – Bermuda College – Housekeeping Trainee
  • N’keeme Williams – Bermuda College – Steward
  • Nafisah Rochester – CedarBridge Academy – F&B Server
  • Simon Sorrentino – Bermuda College – F&B Server

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