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Hilton Careers Event

Our travel and tourism students were treated to an eye-opening careers day from Hilton.

Senior staff from Hilton’s head office set up a variety of workshops at our Watford campus, which gave students the chance to experience the roles and responsibilities of different departments within the business.

Staff from the engineering, brand performance, HR, finance and sales teams set up their workshops in the brand new business lounge, with a range of activities for students to interact with.

The finance team gave an insight to structuring hotel budgets, and sales asked students to guess the object in a bag, incorporating the idea of catering for all different types of customer.

The event was a great experience for students, networking with current working professionals, picking up tips and talking about potential work placement opportunities.

Steve Ryan, Vice President of HR Consulting EMEA, said: “There are so many different career routes for young people within the hospitality industry, and it was great to see the students leaving the event inspired to explore the range of opportunities available.

“Our office team is heading out to a number of colleges in and around Watford this month as part of our annual Careers@Hilton initiative, designed to inspire people to consider a career in hospitality.”

Julier Kirby, Head of School for Travel and Tourism, said: “The visit from Hilton was an outstanding way for students to engage and explore career opportunities within all sectors of the Hilton brand. West Herts College are consistently striving to enhance employer links within industry, to ensure our students are given every opportunity to explore future industry related pathways.”

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