What Defines
Welcome Skills ?

  • We work with leading hotels and restaurants globally
  • We offer expert advice and guidance for you to develop your career and achieve your goals
  • We ensure that your needs and aspirations are met when matching a vacancy
  • We will equip you with all the skills you need for a fulfilling career in Hospitality
  • Our British qualifications are internationally accredited and will enable you to access a global career
  • Modern, award winning and comprehensive Hospitality education
  • Our faculty is composed of talented and respected teachers with years of experience in Hospitality and Education.

About Welcome Skills

Welcome Skills is a fast growing national training provider with a track record in delivering training to employees and employers within the Hospitality and Catering Sector. Welcome Skills commenced trading in 2003 and has successfully developed a strong brand in quality training.
Our mission is to provide outstanding training to our clients and serve as a one stop shop for business training and services. We listen to the needs of our clients and provide invaluable support and advice. Our strategy is to develop a relationship with our clients for the long term and not just for the immediate future. 
For more information on our UK center visit http://welcomeskills.com/

Message from The CEO

Welcome to WISH. Our objective is to train and educate students to a high level of excellence and competence in the varied operations of the global Hospitality Industry. Thereby, producing the finest Hospitality professionals, future leaders and senior managers of the sector. Your journey starts here.

Once inside our School, you will be immersed into our way of life. Being part of our Institute is a life changing experience. We will guarantee that you will leave with the skills, experience and qualifications you require to have a global career in Hospitality.

Our faculty brings years of Hospitality experience and acts as mentors and educators to our students. Our curriculum, facilities and teachers will ensure that you have a truly international experience, as the world of Hospitality is all about being aware of new trends, customs and cultures.

I look forward to welcoming you to our school in the very near future.

Kulsum Hussin

About the Principal

A British national, Andrew joins The Welcome Skills International School of Hospitality Dhaka as School Principal.

Andrew’s responsibility will be to open the new school, managing its day to day operations and to provide the highest standard of academic quality to all its students.

The aim of the school is to become the market leader and number one choice for Hospitality Education and Training within Bangladesh. A Centre for Excellence, The Welcome Skills International School of Hospitality (WISH) will open offering UK NVQ Diplomas in Hospitality and Culinary Arts, delivered by local and international faculty in a new, state of the art facility.

On graduating, students will have opportunities to secure employment within major Hospitality companies in Bangladesh and overseas or progress onto further studies.

Andrew’s career to date has spanned almost thirty years in the Hospitality industry.
He has spent the last ten years in senior academic roles within Hospitality education in London; Malaysia, China and most recently with Stamford University in Thailand.

Before moving into the education sector, Andrew spent over twenty years working in the Hospitality industry. This experience was rich and diverse in nature, holding managerial positions in hotels, private clubs and restaurants in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Dubai, Oman and Europe.

He obtained a first-class Master’s Degree in Hospitality from Thames Valley University, London. He is a qualified teacher, holding a post graduate diploma in Teaching & Learning and a TESOL English teaching qualification form the prestigious St Mary’s College, in the UK.

He has authored and co-authored several academic texts in the areas of Food & Beverage Management, Rooms Division and Hospitality. His most recent book, The Theory of Hospitality & Catering (14th ed), was published by Hodder in 2016.

Andrew is very excited at the prospect to be in Bangladesh during this time of rapid Hospitality growth within the country. He is also keen to learn more about the culture and visit many of the places of interest that Bangladesh has to offer.

Being British, he has a true love of Bangladeshi food. His PhD thesis investigates the impact of ethnic ready meals in UK supermarkets on small Bangladeshi restaurants.

Andrew Pennington
(MA Hospitality, PGCE, TESOL)

Our Principles

Providing the right education for every individual

Helping to develop the industry as a whole

Establishing & nurturing the perfect environment for learning

Creating new opportunities & possibilities

The Catey Awards


The Cateys are a UK award ceremony for the hospitality industry, first held in 1984. They have been described as the hospitality industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. Recipients are nominated, selected and awarded by the industry through The Caterer magazine.