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In a world first, Marriott Hotels has partnered with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David to intro- duce a two-year degree in international hotel manage- ment within the school of tourism and hospitality, with the first intake of students starting this September. Students on the course will


spend four month blocks alternating between academic lectures at the University and gaining real life skills and experience at the Swansea Marriott Hotel. Te partner- ship allows the opportunity for training tailored specifi- cally towards employer’s priorities. Marriott will offer in-house training for the


(L-r) Andrew Campbell (Uni of Wales) and Marriott GM Downie


students to acquire skills and experience across all areas, starting with food and beverage, front of house and eventually shadowing staff in managerial or financial capacities. Michael Downie, general manager of


Swansea Marriott, said: “As soon as we were presented with the concept of a joint venture degree between Marriott and the University of Wales, we could see it was


a fantastic opportunity to use Marriott as a platform to train students on tailored courses which would make them very well equipped to enter the marketplace. “This degree is a one of a kind at the


moment,” he continued, “but it could be taken further within the UK and worldwide.” Downie also said that Marriott plans to


recruit top performing students from the course onto its Voyage graduate training programme. Details: http://lei.sr?a=e6f7J_O


Symcox named new director of IQL UK


The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS UK) has announced Martin Symcox as the new director of its training subsidiary, IQL UK. Symcox has overseen IQL UK


as interim director since January 2014, when former director Tara Dillon was seconded to CIMSPA. Symcox joined IQL UK in 2009 as


business development manager and has played a key role in ensuring the delivery of products and services. Over the last 12 months, Symcox has overseen the introduction of IQL UK’s full suite of first aid qualifications, which has enjoyed promising uptake from the industry. “I’ve been involved in the leisure industry


Martin Symcox first joined IQL UK back in 2009 IQL UK, which provides professional


since graduating in 1997 and having worked in numerous operational environments, I’ve know the importance of relationship manage- ment and delivering a consistently high level of service,” said Symcox. “I’m looking forward to bringing my commercial experience to the new role and helping strengthen IQL UK’s position in the aquatic training and safety market.”


Read Leisure Opportunities online: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/digital


lifeguard training to around 95 per cent of the country’s pool lifeguards, hopes Symcox can help raise the profile of the organisation drive standards through the delivery of its National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and National Pool Management Qualification (NPMQ). Details: http://lei.sr?a=D8E6c_O


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