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Guide Apprentice Program

WHAT IS THE GUIDE APPRENTICE PROGRAM?

This program calls for students who are outdoorsy; fun, adventurous and love to travel; great in story-telling; caring and hospitable; and have a big heart in sharing with tourists about Borneo and its wonders.

Borneo Eco Tours (BET), a leading tour operator in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo is offering students the opportunity to kick-start a career in tour guiding by becoming an apprentice guide through this program. The Guide Apprentice Program is open to native Sabahan undergraduates studying Conservation Biology in UMS.

WHY BORNEO ECO TOURS?

25 years old and going strong, with numerous local and international awards under its belt, Borneo Eco Tours (BET) holds firm to its ecotourism standpoint. We are constantly looking out for young talents who we believe can contribute to the continuous success of the organization with their fresh outlook, ideas and proactiveness.

BET also values constant improvements and encourages employees to breakout of their comfort-zones, which is why we often have employee development programs for our staff that will not only help them to develop career wise, but also encourage their personal growth.

Here at BET, we don’t only work hard, but play hard as well. There is a balance between work and fun here as we sometimes have activities during working hours as well as after to get together with colleagues to unwind and have fun!

Besides that, BET has also won numerous awards and the most recent awards we have achieved are the “2015 1st Place Honoree of ETC (Educational Travel Community) Responsible Tourism Showcase” and “2014 Wild Asia Responsible Awards - Best in Community Engagement and Development”.

WHY TOUR GUIDE?

Being a tour guide has its perks especially since the job requires you to be out and about most of the time. You get to meet people from different parts of the world and learn about their country and culture too. You will learn something new every day even though you are on the job, which means that you’re always adding on to your pool of knowledge. Since you are in contact with people so often, it also helps to boost your confidence level as well as your communication skills.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

  1. Full sponsorship by BET will be granted to successful applicants to undergo guiding certification program by Ministry of Tourism and Culture at Borneo Tourism Institute which costs RM6000 for a 6 months course including exams.
  2. Once guiding license is obtained, applicant is instantly absorbed as a fulltime employee with a basic of RM 1, 800 with allowance entitlement.
  3. Upon recruitment, you will have to sign an agreement, that you will be legally bonded with the company for the period of five (5) years.

WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA?

  1. Universiti Malaysia Sabah undergraduate studying Conservation Biology
  2. Minimum CGPA of 3.0 and above
  3. Passionate about tourism industry
  4. Good English command, both verbal and written communication
  5. Able to meet the standard requirement of Guiding Job Description
  6. Physically fit with good health condition
  7. Good recommendation from lecturers

WHAT ARE THE STEPS?

  1. Full sponsorship by BET will be granted to successful applicants to undergo guiding certification program by Ministry of Tourism and Culture at Borneo Tourism Institute which costs RM6000 for a 6 months course including exams.
  2. Once guiding license is obtained, applicant is instantly absorbed as a fulltime employee with a basic of RM 1, 800 with allowance entitlement.
  3. Upon recruitment, you will have to sign an agreement, that you will be legally bonded with the company for the period of five (5) years.

For more information contact us at 088-438 300 or email us at career@borneoecotours.com

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WHAT WORKING IN BET IS LIKE

viviane

Viviane Nadzir
Admin Assistant - Sandakan Branch

"I enjoy the lively spirit and excitement shown by our team here"


globielyn

Globielyn Kiddul
Admin Manager - Sandakan Branch

"BET is the best. It's my home away from home. I love the family atmosphere. We get all kinds of chances to stretch ourselves - become more creative and innovative. Team players are treated with respect and the company is good at putting people in positions to maximize their capabilities. I do belong!"

kelwin-chang

Kelwin Chang
Senior Accounts Executive

"BET always encourages me to learn and improve myself so that I have better confidence."


riog-yanarch

Riog Yanarch
Graphic Designer

"I joined Borneo Eco tours because I found that a lot of opportunities for me to learn new things through its development programs where not all company can provide."


mohd-hanif

Mohd Hanif
Senior Tour Consultant

"I love how this company emphasize on bringing out the best in its team players. People here are amazing. We are like family. There will always be someone to help you when you need it."


rosalind

Rosalind J Kantis
Sales and reservation Executive

"BET is not only a tour company. It is a learning organization with an opportunity to develop myself personally and professionally. BET is also passionate in its Mission and Vision by actively developing the potential of the staff, commitment, attitude, and concern for the community and environment thus it is very fulfilling to be part of something much greater."