William Blue has provided the hospitality and tourism industry with
quality graduates for fifteen years. We have an excellent reputation
within the industry and importantly, this translates directly into
unique opportunities for our students.
Some of our industry partners offer scholarships to outstanding
students. Not only does this allow them to gain invaluable experience
in the workplace, it also assists with tuition fees. Details regarding
scholarships are provided throughout the year.
Various industry partners visit the school during the year to inform
students of their employment options and answer their questions. It is
an excellent way for students to meet directly with hiring managers and
discussing possible career opportunities.
Lecturers from Industry
At William Blue, we pride ourselves on teaching students course
content that is relevant to the current workplace. All our lecturers
bring an impressive level of industry experience with them and many
come directly from the industry to share up-to-the-minute information
For over ten years, William Blue has provided student volunteers to
the Starlight Foundation’s high profile charity event, ‘Five Chefs’,
for which five illustrious chefs from fine dining restaurants volunteer
their time. In 2007, the five participating chefs were: Peter Gilmore
(Quay), Justin North (Becasse), Darren Simpson (La Sala), Mark Best
(Marque Restaurant) and Jochen-Hess (Four Seasons Hotel). Twenty-seven
students from our school served 700 guests at the Four Seasons Hotel
and one William Blue student assisted in the kitchen with the chefs
themselves. The 2007 event raised over $690,000 for the Starlight
Australian Association of Hotel Schools (AAHS)
Every year, AAHS hosts a Career Fair in Sydney that attracts
representatives from hospitality groups around the world. The purpose
of the event is for employers and students to come together and discuss
job opportunities, career paths and traineeships. As William Blue is a
member of the association, students are invited to attend this exciting
event every year.