How Le Cordon Bleu prepares students for industry
Studying with Le Cordon Bleu offers more than a qualification - our programmes deliver practical industry experiences. Find out how Le Cordon Bleu prepares you for tomorrow's workforce.
Making the transition from student to full-time worker can be quite a life change for graduates. After a few years of study, entering the workplace can be intimidating - unless, of course, you studied at Le Cordon Bleu. Le Cordon Bleu graduates are highly-skilled and work-ready, so the transition from student to industry professional is seamless.
The programmes at Le Cordon Bleu are taught by some of the most experienced hospitality educators in the country. With years of industry experience, they bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge into the classroom.
You'll be learning from experts in their field, chosen to ensure you receive an engaging education of the highest quality. Your lecturers will share their invaluable industry insights through practical demonstrations, master chef workshops and theory classes, so before you step out into the workforce you are academically and vocationally ready.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Le Cordon Bleu programmes offer an industry placement component called Work Integrated Learning (WIL). Work Integrated Learning lets you explore your career aspirations in a real workplace before graduating. This industry placement is an opportunity to apply your academic knowledge and develop your skills in a practical setting. WIL acts as a bridge between your on-campus studies and your dream career.
During your studies, you will complete one or two six-month WIL placements (depending on your programme) in a hospitality business. These real workplace experiences create work-ready graduates, increasing employability and encouraging professional growth in an industry setting. After placement you will have a greater awareness of employers’ expectations, Australian workplace culture and the hospitality job market.
On top of the confidence you’ll gain, WIL placements are an opportunity to reflect on the direction you would like your career to take, and examine your personal strengths and weaknesses. The caring Le Cordon Bleu Industry Engagement Team will prepare you for your placement, providing support during and after WIL.
Le Cordon Bleu’s network of industry partners includes the finest establishments - you might find yourself in a luxury five-star hotel, restaurant or resort anywhere in Australia during your placement. During WIL you can meet and network with industry professionals in organisations who are seeking graduates for their future workforce. So before you even graduate, you are already equipped with powerful network connections.
When you graduate you gain lifelong membership to Le Cordon Bleu’s global alumni network. Le Cordon Bleu International has over 20,000 graduates annually with students from over 20 countries in 35 institutes - as an alumni you are given lifelong membership to an international industry network.
To find out how Le Cordon Bleu can support your career with Work Integrated Learning, contact us today.