Apprenticeship programme

Companies and apprentices: A story of mutual benefit

To continue promoting the benefits of apprenticeship programme for both companies and job seekers, the ILO and its partners shared best practices on quality apprenticeship programmes.

News | Jakarta, Indonesia | 09 April 2019
After finishing his apprenticeship programme at Media Hotel Tower in Jakarta, Andriansyah has been recruited as a daily worker for housekeeping. Through the apprenticeship programme he has learnt to become a professional housekeeping for hotels. “By doing this apprenticeship programme, I am more knowledgeable, skillful and the most important thing, I can get a job,” he stated.

The proud apprenticeship graduates
Following the footstep of Andriansyah, seven apprentices have passed their certification of competencies on housekeeping and FB services through the apprenticeship programme at Bumi Wiyata Hotel located in Depok, West Java. The graduation ceremony was held in end of March, attended by Muladi, representing the Director of Apprenticeship of the Ministry of Manpower.

I hope that the apprenticeship programme can be embraced and expanded to other hotels. The programme is truly beneficial for both the hotels and youth."

Susanto, General Manager of Bumi Wiya Hotel
These apprenticeship programmes were part of the quality apprenticeship programme, jointly piloted by the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower. The pilot apprenticeship programme began in August 2018 for six months until February 2019. In addition to Media Hotel Tower and Bumi Wiyata Hotel, the participating hotel included The Grove Suites. The pilot programme offered three majors—housekeeping, FB services and FB products—and was concluded with the competency examination held by the appointed Professional Certification Body (LSP).

Sharing the best practices on the apprenticeship, Bumi Wiyata Hotel in collaboration with the ILO organized a sharing experience session to HR managers from various hotels in Depok area. The session provided a venue for participating HR managers to learn about the implementation and benefits of the quality apprenticeship programme.

By doing this apprenticeship programme, I am more knowledgeable, skillful and the most important thing, I can get a job."

Andriansyah
Susanto, General Manager of Bumi Wiya Hotel, admitted the apprenticeship programme has been beneficial for his company to ensure the link and match between the skills gained by the apprentices with the needs of the industry. “I hope that the apprenticeship programme can be embraced and expanded to other hotels. The programme is truly beneficial for both the hotels and youth,” he said.

The apprenticeship programme on food and beverage at Bumi Wiyata Hotel, one of the iLO partners
This pilot apprenticeship programme is in line with the apprenticeship programme launched by the Government of Indonesia in 2016 through the enactment of the Manpower Regulation No. 36/2016 as a legal framework for employers to implement apprenticeship programme in the country.

The apprenticeship programme is designed to help job seekers gain hands-on experience within an industry and to learn new practical skills while earning a qualification. This is beneficial not only for the job seekers but also for the industry to get a skillful worker according to the qualification needed."

Dede Sudono, ILO National Coordinator for Apprenticeship Project
Dede Sudono, ILO National Coordinator for Apprenticeship Project, wished that through the pilot apprenticeship programme and through the sharing of best practices from three participating companies, more and more companies would implement the apprenticeship programme.

“The apprenticeship programme is designed to help job seekers gain hands-on experience within an industry and to learn new practical skills while earning a qualification. This is beneficial not only for the job seekers but also for the industry to get a skillful worker according to the qualification needed,” she said.

Enjoying his working environment, Andriansyah is now able to contribute to his family and is able to dream of owning his own house. “The apprenticeship programme is needed by young people like me and my friends. For some of us, it is not easy to find jobs after graduating from vocational schools. I hope that the formal apprenticeship programme can be offered to schools and would be able to help students learn skills that are needed by the industry,” he hoped.