Graduate Travel & Hospitality jobs & schemes 2020


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    • What's the average salary for graduates in the Travel & Hospitality sector 2020?

      As of July 2020 the average starting salary for Travel & Hospitality graduates is £24,368. The average graduate starting salary in the UK in 2020 is £25,453.

      The latest graduate salary analysis 2020

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    • When should I apply for a graduate job in Travel & Hospitality?

      During the past 12 months (2020), the most number of graduate jobs in the Travel & Hospitality sector were posted during October and January, so these may be the most strategic months to apply.

      The graduate recruitment calendar 2020

    • How hard is it to get a graduate job in the Travel & Hospitality sector?

      Based on our data, would suggest that it's "challenging" to get a graduate job in the Travel & Hospitality sector compared to some other industry sectors - July 2020.

    • Do I need a 2.1 to get a job in the Travel & Hospitality sector?

      Based on our data, we suggest there's a "strong likelihood you wouldn't" require a 2.1 in order to get a job in Travel & Hospitality - July 2020.

      Graduate jobs with a 2.1 or a 2.2

    • Where are the most graduate Travel & Hospitality jobs located in the UK?

      In the past 12 months (2020) the most Travel & Hospitality jobs posted to were located in Birmingham and London

    • Is Travel & Hospitality a popular career choice for UK students and graduates?

      The Travel & Hospitality sector does not appear in our Top 10 most popular sectors list for UK graduates. We don't consider it a popular career choice for graduates in the UK .

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    Working in Travel & Hospitality

    The Travel & Hospitality sector is extremely varied, and includes positions in tourism, air and ground travel, and accommodations, as well as pub and restaurant jobs. It offers many fantastic careers which can take graduates all over the world.

    In such a broad sector, there is room for everyone, with some roles requiring specialist skills and qualifications, and others providing all the necessary training on the job. Many of the skills applicable in Travel are also applicable in Hospitality, such as customer service, business nous and language skills. Graduates looking to go into Travel & Hospitality should be versatile, eager to take on new challenges and prepared to work from the ground up.

    How to Get a Job in Travel & Hospitality

    While many of the skills required to work in Travel & Hospitality are the same as other sectors, there are some special skills which will help candidates get ahead:

    1. Customer service

    Many roles in Travel & Hospitality are customer-facing, requiring good customer service sills. Candidates should highlight any previous experience working in customer service, and maintain a friendly, professional and helpful manner through all their interactions with prospective employers.

    2. Good communication

    Clarity of expression, an appropriate tone and a tactful approach to problems or issues are all essential for good client and customer relations in Travel & Hospitality. Graduates should maintain excellent communication through every stage of the application process, and make sure to list their experience working with others at previous jobs, as part of a school society or team, or on group projects.

    3. Brand understanding

    Close interaction with customers requires the workers to accurately and consistently represent the company's brand. Candidates should make sure they understand the company's place in the industry and how they want to be perceived. Employers will be impressed if a candidate can demonstrate that they have done some research into the company and have thought about how to relate to customers.

    4. Language skills

    This sector often requires either travelling abroad or working closely with companies and customers from other countries. Any foreign language skills will be a real asset for graduates looking to work in the field. Candidates may want to brush up on a language they did at GCSE, and make sure to highlight any languages they studied at a higher level.

    5. Time spent studying or living abroad

    While certainly not a necessity to work in Travel & Hospitality, any time spent studying or living abroad shows employers that a candidate is familiar with the requirements of travel, can adapt to new environments and is comfortable with new people and places - all important qualities in this sector.

    6. Business nous

    Many entry-level jobs in Travel & Hospitality are in a business function role. These include Sales, Marketing, Communications and Press Teams. Many skills learned in university are applicable to these office-based roles, and graduates should make sure to provide evidence of good written communication, strong analytical skills and a logical approach to problems. Many of these positions can offer an entry point into more highly sought-after positions down the line.

    7. Specialist knowledge

    Travel & Hospitality can require extensive specialisation, and candidates should make the most of any unique knowledge. For example, a History graduate may want to emphasize their historic understanding of a foreign locale, while a graduate who worked at a restaurant during their studies may want to apply their knowledge of fine wines to a career working in Hospitality. Any evidence that a candidate understands the product or service offered by the company is advantageous.