If you have a degree in tourism 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. You can also visit our Careers Centre, where we hold information on getting into a career in tourism. If you'd like to talk anything through, come and see a careers adviser who'll be pleased to help.
There is a wide range of careers available to a tourism graduate including tourism, leisure, retail, hospitality, education, media, civil service, local government and business & events management. All of these occupations will in some way utilise the knowledge and experience gained from a degree is travel & tourism.
Anyone contemplating entering the tourism 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 tourism careers advice. For some ideas on specific roles using your degree see Prospects Options with travel & tourism studies.
Here are some Prospects profiles of occupations graduates with a tourism related degree might wish to consider:
This is what some of our recent graduates were doing 1 year after finishing their course.
Employment can be found with tour operators, travel agents, tourist boards, ground handlers, local authorities, tourist information centres and tourism consultancies.
Job hunting websites specifically focused on the tourism sector are listed below, along with other websites which you may find useful.
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: