Hospitality and Events Management

If you have a degree in hospitality and are wondering about your career options or how to to get that all important first graduate job, have a look at the following careers information. If you'd like to talk anything through, come and see a careers adviser who'll be pleased to help.

What career options are there with my hospitality degree?

The hospitality industry is an extremely customer focused industry where your personal qualities are as important as your qualifications. Your hospitality degree will give you the required practical, technical and business knowledge you need to work in this area, as well as transferable skills which will be useful in a range of customer focused roles.

Anyone contemplating working in the hospitality industry should go to People 1st, the sector skills council for hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism,  where there is a wealth of information and tips on entry as well as access to specific hospitality careers advice. For some ideas on specific roles using your degree see Prospects Options with hospitality management/hotel and catering.

Jobs in hospitality and events management

Here are examples from the prospects website of roles gradautes with drama degree are suitable for:

Who employs University of Wolverhampton hospitality graduates?

This is what some recent graduates were doing 1 year after finishing their course:

  • Restaurant manager
  • Wedding organiser
  • Bar manager
  • Lecturer
  • Self employed independent retailer
  • Client development director
  • Public house assistant manager

Where can I find jobs and work experience in hospitality?

job hunting websites specifically focused on the hospitality sector are listed below, along with other websites which you may find useful.

Further information

It is very important for students to find out as much as possible about their chosen sector of work and keep up to date with the latest developments.The following sites may be useful for this purpose and could also act as excellent resources for coursework: