Top jobs with a hospitality and tourism degree
Discover what your future career could be as a hospitality and tourism graduate, and discover some of the jobs Surrey hospitality and tourism graduates secured after leaving university.
Our hospitality and tourism degrees will prepare you for a successful career at the heart of one of the world's most exciting and rapidly growing industries.
The hospitality and tourism sector comprises many different industries and sub-industries, and our graduates are highly employable across a wide range of organisations.
"For me the placement is an opportunity to use everything that I have learnt from my first two years of studying at university in an actual working environment. It also acts as a reflective pause in the degree, already I feel excited and motivated to work hard in my final year to ensure that I'm in the best possible position as a graduate."
Careers with a hospitality and tourism degree
The are numerous jobs in the hospitality and tourism sectors that relate directly to your degree:
- Hotel manager
- Restaurant manager
- Catering manager
- Event manager
- Public house manager
- Accommodation manager
- Travel agency manager
- Holiday representative
- Tour manager
- Tourism officer
- Tourist information centre manager.
Graduates of hospitality and tourism are highly employable across a wide range of sectors. There are many, potentially unexpected, career options that would be a good match for your skills:
- Customer service manager
- Human resources officer
- Retail manager
- Marketing executive
- Outdoor activities/education manager.
"I would definitely recommend a Professional Training placement to others as it is a very rewarding experience. It makes you a lot more employable from the experiences you get over the course of the year and you grow as a person."
Hospitality and tourism graduate jobs
Recent Surrey hospitality and tourism graduates have entered employment with organisations such as:
- Graduate Management Trainee, Hilton Worldwide
- Product and Commercial Executive, Monarch Travel Group
- Voyage Management Trainee, Grosvenor House JW Marriott Hotel
- HR Coordinator, Sofitel London Heathrow
- Front Desk Management Trainee, Hilton Hotels
- Vita Futura Graduate Management Programme, Marriott International
- Graduate Trainee, Lexington Catering.
"After I graduate this year, I'll be starting a Graduate Scheme with Marriott. I had such a great time on placement that I was desperate to stay on with the company after my time at Surrey."
"International Event Management is an extremely broad and far-reaching course. I love the scope of this degree, studying topics within international business management, international hospitality management and international tourism management, as well as modules in law, marketing and finance."