Career Week

Explore first-hand the world of hospitality, tourism and hotel management at PIHMS before making the right decision.

Explore the world of hospitality

Our Career Week provides any year 12 or 13 student in New Zealand with the opportunity to experience PIHMS, our culture, lifestyle, education, training to see if this is where your future lies.

 July and October Careers Week

Will run as per usual onsite at PIHMS

  • 15 - 19 July 2024
  •  7 - 11 October 2024

What to expect

During the three day fully supervised activities, you can expect to:

  • Be part of the PIHMS hotel campus by staying on site
  • Interact with current PIHMS students
  • Find out about the different career paths offered within the business, tourism and hospitality industries
  • Meet professionals from the tourism, hotel and hospitality industry
  • Learn about the PIHMS internationally recognised Diplomas, Degree and Postgraduate qualifications with guaranteed hotel job!
  • See where our students travel to on their paid Industry Placements
  • Meet the friendly PIHMS team and students through a variety of classroom and social activities
  • Free time to explore New Plymouth and the surrounding area and all it has to offer
  • Welcome and farewell luncheon for family and friends upon arrival and departure


Career Week costs only $199.00 per person (including GST) and includes three nights shared accommodation, all meals, beverages and scheduled activities. It does not include travel to and from New Plymouth.

Should a Career Week attendee enrol and be accepted to study at PIHMS, the career week cost will be deducted off your fees for the 1st semester.

Register here for the PIHMS April, July or September career week.


We are committed to provide a fun, informative and safe environment for all students who attend our Career Weeks.

We believe that making sure students are coming for right reasons is critical to the enjoyment all students have attending our Career Weeks, plus making sure they don’t miss out as we only have limited places.

Career Week dates:

Career Week is held during the NZ Secondary School Holidays in July and September each year.

Upcoming dates for Career Week are:

  • 15 - 19 July 2024
  •  7 - 11 October 2024

Places are very limited so Register Now!


4 nights and 3 full days of fully supervised activities.


Useful Information

Arrival times

Career Week starts on Monday however there are no scheduled activities on this day, Monday will be used as a check in day to give students enough time to travel to our campus in New Plymouth. Students can check in any time after 2pm.

If arriving by bus or plane one of our team will be at the airport or bus stop to pick the students up.

On arrival students and caregivers will receive a tour of our hotel campus.

Departure times
Students can leave any time on the final day of Career Week, there is a mix and mingle breakfast with our staff and students this finishes at 9am but students can leave prior to this if they need to.

Health and Safety
For the health and safety of the Career Week students there is a PIHMS staff member who stays onsite during the week. We also have security who are onsite and do routine checks of the campus.

Career Week timetable
The timetable will be sent out to the students and caregivers prior to the event.

4 Henwood Road, Bell Block
New Plymouth

"If you would like to get a real feel of the hospitality industry before actually going into it, career week at PIHMS is a great place to start. The best thing about PIHMS for me was gaining the knowledge which helped me get my job at the Hilton.  Hospitality is a great industry where you can meet people from around the globe."

Vira Voloshyna
Group Reservations Sales Agent, Hilton Hotel, Auckland

(PIHMS Graduate)

Register Now for PIHMS Career Week or Virtual Open Evening

* Due to Covid-19 additional Industry Placement conditions have been put in place. This includes all Industry Placement locations; All are currently based in New Zealand Learn more here.