British Council Azerbaijan in partnership with the Azerbaijan State Vocational Education Agency, tourism industry and People1st UK continue the implementation of the Access to Hospitality and Apprenticeship Scheme programme.

Main objectives of the programme:

  • To increase employment opportunities for the graduates of the vocational education sector by developing their skills and knowledge.
  • To involve employers to the educational process through the student apprenticeship schemes.
  • To increase the role of the vocational education in the hospitality sector.

AHA 2017/2018 Programme Results

Access to Hospitality and Apprenticeship Scheme programme has been successfully implemented in the 2017 - 2018 academic year at the Baku State Vocational Education Centre on Tourism and Social Services, Baku State Vocational Education Centre on Public Food and Beverage, Ganja State Vocational Education Centre on Trade and Service  and Gabala State Vocational Education Centre. 

The programme covered three specialties: chef, hotel concierge, and housekeeping attendant.  

50 per cent of programme participants received job offers from the hotels where they interned at.

Partners of the programme: 

Hilton Hotel, Fairmont Hotel, Absheron Hotel Group, JW Marriott Absheron Baku Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel, Intourist Hotel, Boulevard Hotel, Gilan Hospitality Group, Pullman Hotel, QafqaZ Baku City Hotel, Hyatt Regency Baku, Holiday Inn Baku Hotel, Excelsior Hotel Baku, Landmark Hotel, Ramada Plaza Ganja

2018/2019 

During 2018 - 2019 academic year the programme will be implemented in Baku, as well as in the other regions of Azerbaijan (Gabala, Ganja, Qusar and Ismayilli) for all three specialties (chef, hotel concierge, housekeeping attendant).

The programme is a unique opportunity for students interested in gaining experience in the area of hospitality. The programme does not only equip students with required skills but also provides practical work experience opportunities at the hotels in Baku and in the regions.

Educational centres Chef Hotel concierge Housekeeping attendant
Baku State Vocational Education Centre on Tourism and Social Services Available Available Available
Public Food and Beverage Baku State Vocational Education Centre Available   Available
Ganja State Vocational Education Centre on Trade and Service Available    
Gabala State Vocational Education Centre Available Available Available
Gusar Vocational Lyceum  Available   Available
Ismayilli Vocational Education Centre Available    

Programme is paid. For more information on fees please contact directly to Vocational Education Centres. 

Enrollment is open for the 2018-2019 academic year in ASAN Service Centres from 10 September 2018. 

For more information on this project, please contact Sevinj Aghazada, Education Coordinator.