The hospitality industry has lots to offer you when you graduate from hospitality school in London with your degree or HND qualification. You could choose to work in a number of different settings including:
– Clubs and bars
– Health and fitness
You could also move into management and events organisation if you found that career path of interest.
Getting into hospitality
When you’ve completed your studies at Mont Rose College, you could begin your career in hospitality by taking the earn-as-you-learn route, working your way up through the ranks in your chosen field. Graduate schemes are also a good career entry point or you could pursue a postgraduate qualification which might enable you to begin work a little higher up the career ladder.
Although a degree isn’t always necessary to get into the hospitality industry, a good qualification will certainly provide you with an edge over the competition. You could begin your studies at Mont Rose College with an HND, progress to a foundation degree, and then work your way right up to an undergraduate or master’s qualification.
In addition to your formal qualifications, employers in the hospitality industry also look for personal skills including:
– Good communication
– A passion for the industry
– Commitment and determination
– Commercial awareness
Graduate salaries tend to vary, depending on which area of the hospitality industry you have chosen to enter and the nature of your job. Career progression within hospitality can be rapid so you should find that your earnings will increase quickly.
As part of your college course, you will undertake at least one work experience placement. This will give you the opportunity to sample the industry and will enable you to decide which area would be best suited to your skillset. It’s also a good idea to try to find a work experience placement during college holiday periods. This demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment, and could even land you an offer of a permanent job once you’ve completed your studies at Mont Rose College.
Gaining work experience while you are still studying is especially important if you want to find an opening for supervisory or management-level jobs, as places on graduate training schemes are hotly contested.
For more advice on how to get into your chosen hospitality career, have a chat with your lecturers or careers advisor at Mont Rose College.