Work Experience

Our undergraduate courses provide many opportunities to gain valuable work experience – both in the UK and overseas. Students have recently undertaken placements with Thomson TUI, Thomas Cook, Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotel, Merlin Entertainments and Disney.

Greetings from the Sunshine State! 💥
- Helen Deane gives insight into her placement year at Walt Disney World, Orlando!

                                          Helen, outside the Swan and Dolphin resort
'I really am enjoying working at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. The experience I have gained from working for such a large organisation that is undergoing many changes right now (with Marriott purchasing the Starwood brand) will help me so much in the future.'
'I am fully cross trained in all Front Office departments, have had a large part in helping successfully rolling out a brand new internal software within our team and due to this, I have formed close relationships with our housekeeping and Engineering team as well as becoming a ‘go-to’ person for any questions regarding the program. Back in November, I applied and became one of the trainers for our new staff along with assisting in developing a brand new training program, which is due to be implemented within the upcoming weeks.'
'During my time in Orlando, I have also taken time to visit other places in the US and have learnt a number of different thing about the American culture that I never knew before. I have to say, taking this year out of University has helped me grow more as a person, made me think about what I want to do with my career and I really would recommend it to anyone. As I receive 30 days after my program ends to travel, I have planned a road trip, straight across America.' 

With new friends on the Disney Broadwalk

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