Conferencing offers career boost to students

Leisure Industries students from Wolverhampton Business School have been taking part in the Residential Conference Centre School programme.

A pilot scheme was launched in September, with 16 students given 100 hours of work to complete over three months.

The students have been using University accommodation at Telford Innovation Campus to perform tasks like event co-ordination, marketing projects and administering the online reservations service. This gives them real life experience within all hospitality services at the University.

They have been working under the supervision of the conferencing team, who have been impressed with their skills and enthusiasm.

Emma Furnival, Assistant Director of Hospitality and Accommodation Services at the University, said: “This is a really good opportunity for students to get hands-on experience. They gain valuable skills for their CVs which will help them with their future employment prospects.

“The pilot scheme has proved successful and we will definitely be running the programme again in September.”

On completion of the 100 hours, all participating students are also given the opportunity to undertake free training in British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body courses.

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For more information please contact Emma Pugh in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

Date Issued: Wednesday May 13, 2014

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