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Hospitality and event management

An obsession with customer satisfaction, a positive attitude and a practical mindset are key to success in hospitality and event management. Gain advice and insights into how you can find your way into these fast-paced and exciting industries.
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Hospitality and event management are all about customer satisfaction. Whether it’s treating themselves to a good meal, a weekend trip, a spa day or attending a music festival, customers interact with the industry for enjoyment and relaxation. An obsession with customer satisfaction, a positive attitude and a practical mindset are key to success in hospitality and event management. Once you're ready to apply, you can find CV and cover letter templates here .

Careers in food service, pubs and clubs

Careers in food service, pubs and clubs

To be a successful restaurant or bar manager you will need to have excellent organisation, problem-solving, promotion and people skills, including the ability to build strong relationships with customers and staff. Budgeting and stock-taking skills are also highly desirable. While practical experience is vital for progression in these areas, third-level qualifications have become far more commonplace amongst employees, particularly those in management positions.

You and your travel and tourism degree

You and your travel and tourism degree

Along with giving you vocational training, a travel and tourism degree will develop your communication and business management skills and increase your career prospects. Numerous industries make up the travel and tourism sector such as tour operators, currency exchange, retail travel and tourist boards. Also encompassed are the fields of passenger transport and visitor attractions like zoos, museums and heritage sites.

Careers in Events management

Careers in events management

Successful events are all about great planning. Whether you are organising a conference for 1,000 delegates or a marquee wedding for 100 guests, you will be under pressure to get things right. Duties can be varied. In setting up a conference you might need to book a venue, liaise with delegates and arrange accommodation and catering while also coordinating the conference schedule and controlling budgets.

Professional development in the hospitality industry

Professional development in the hospitality industry

You can develop your career in hospitality through postgraduate study or on-the-job training. Depending on the programme of study that you have pursued, you may enter the graduate workforce at either operational level or a position higher up the hierarchical chain. However, the current trend for organisational structures is to become flatter so, no matter what level you are employed at, you are increasingly expected to take on responsibility.

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