Careers and employability

The employability of our students is vitally important and we actively encourage and support you in enhancing your career potential. We have a dedicated careers adviser in the University’s Career Development Centre who extends our links with industry, provides guidance on CVs, job applications and interview techniques, and organises a number of recruitment events throughout the year.

Our graduates progress into a wide range of employment throughout the world, in small businesses as well as large public sector and multinationals, including national tourism organisations, airlines, tour operators, heritage organisations, conference and convention bureaux, event planning companies and conference venues.

The positions held by our recent graduates include:

Travel, Tour Operations and Attractions
  • Founder of Travel Agency, California
  • Owner of an American travel agency
  • Sales executive for a South American travel organiser
Education and Research
  • PhD candidate, UK
  • Teaching at University, Turkey
  • Tourism Consultancy, Sicily
  • Market Research company, UK
  • Sales and Marketing Manger for English Heritage
  • Web designer, Finland
  • Marketing manager for an American convention bureau
  • Marketing executive for an upmarket tour operator
  • Ecommerce manager for a hotel chain
Conference and Events
  • Events Manager, Chicago Institute of Technology
  • Nagoya Tourism and Convention Bureau Japan
  • Business and Conference Tourism company, Paris
  • Conference producer for an HR company
Hotels and Hospitality
  • Hotel Quality Standards Auditor, UK
  • Hotel Manager, France
  • Intercontinental Hotel, Lebanon
  • Corporate revenue manager for a European hotel chain
  • Marketing and Sales, Eurostar
  • Regional manager for an international rail company
  • British Airways
  • El Al
Travel Journalism
  • Editor, Tourism Concern
  • Journalist on Business Tourism magazine, Greece
Governments and Tourism Boards
  • Mexico Tourist Board
  • Mauritius Tourism Development Board
  • Tourism Officer, Tuscany Regional Authority
  • Manager for the Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Exhibitions sector for a national tourist board