Graduate Jobs in Travel and Leisure and Tourism

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Graduate Travel and Leisure and Tourism Jobs

date_icon_black30 Oct 2018
currency_icon_black€880-1,162 per month
date_icon_black30 Oct 2018
currency_icon_black €880-1,162 per month
Teach English in Spain in September with Meddeas, which offers paid yearlong positions in different schools in Spain.
date_icon_black12 Feb 2019
location_icon_blackNepal, Tanzania, Costa Rica
date_icon_black12 Feb 2019
location_icon_blackNepal, Tanzania, Costa Rica
currency_icon_black N/A
Make a difference volunteering overseas for 4-10 weeks in Tanzania, Nepal and Costa Rica. Work on sustainable development and adventure projects.
date_icon_black19 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackCowes, Isle of Wight
date_icon_black19 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackCowes, Isle of Wight
currency_icon_black None
The 11 week Watersports Instructor Training will give you the qualifications necessary to embark on a career in the watersports industry.
date_icon_black12 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackCowes, Isle of Wight
date_icon_black12 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackCowes, Isle of Wight
currency_icon_black None
UKSA’s six Superyacht Crew Training course is the ideal entry route into the industry.
date_icon_black05 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackCowes, Isle of Wight
date_icon_black05 Nov 2018
location_icon_blackCowes, Isle of Wight
currency_icon_black None
UKSA’s all-inclusive 14-week Professional Yachtmaster course will equip you with the training, preparation and practical experience needed.
Distinctly Deutschland is the premier operator for bespoke luxury travel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Hands down, we owe our overwhelming customer satisfaction to the incredible tailor-made preparation our staff put into every customer journey. Think you'll thrive in this environment? Discover our career opportunities. "
Named as one of the Sunday Times' 100 Best Companies to Work For in the UK, Hays Travel is a Sunderland-based travel agency that’s proud of its roots. We welcome people from a range of backgrounds, whether that’s computers, communication or numbers."
Behind-the-scenes of our company is equally exciting as our attractions. As a graduate, our accelerate programme gives the change to travel the globe and work across a range of roles to get a unique, first-hand knowledge of how our company operates."
The people at Dorchester Collection are many things, but customers who visit our hotels always leave with lasting memories – and they want to stay with us again. We are the ultimate hotel management company, and we continue to recruit, develop and nurture the most talented people in the company. What are you waiting for? "
A career with British Airways isn't only about being in the air as a pilot or a member of our cabin crew. We have more than 40,000 people in all kinds of roles and business areas. Joining one of our graduate programmes will put you at the heart of British Airways, a truly global business and one of the most recognised brands that exists."
Value Added Travel offers a vast range of holidays, including cruises, tours, multi-centre holidays, family holidays, honeymoons, luxury travel, and sporting holidays. Our loyal customer base is down to our staff's professionalism and knowledge."
Buchanan Search was founded in 2013 by James Baker, who brought over 10 years of recruitment and executive search experience to the firm.
RedTusk was established with the overriding objective to deliver high performing sales personnel to some of world’s most exciting businesses.   We recruit across the North of England, London, and the Southwest and we have also on occasio…
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HELPING YOU FIND A CAREER IN Travel and Leisure and Tourism

Travel and leisure and tourism graduates have some of the most enviable careers in the world - the ability to travel, and to think about travel even when they're not, is a dream for most people. If you're lucky enough to be pursuing graduate travel and leisure and tourism jobs, you've come to the right place. Time to turn that wanderlust into a reality...

LOOKING FOR a Travel, Leisure and Tourism CAREER?
How much can I earn as a Travel Agent?
As a trainee on a graduate scheme, you can be expected to be paid a very reasonable wage. The average wage amongst the top 100 graduate recruiters in 2016/17 is £30,000. The average starting salary for graduates not on structured schemes is between £19,000 and £22,000.

For specific non-graduate scheme jobs you should expect to be paid the following:
  • Hotel manager: £21,000 - £40,000
  • Travel agency branch manager: £15,000 - £45,000
  • Leisure centre manager: £15,000 - £35,000
What qualifications do I need to be a Travel Agent?
The leisure and tourism industry has a wide variety of roles that require different levels of qualification. There are jobs available following each level of education for people looking to get into the sector. It is unlikely that you will need to have studied a particular subject to get a job in the leisure industry, although it is likely that you will have to display strong aptitude for dealing with people and have a commitment to the industry. After a Bachelors Degree There are many graduate jobs available in the leisure and tourism sector. Some of the biggest graduate employers include:
  • Hotels:Marriott, De Vere Group, InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Travel:Tui Travel, Thomson, Thomas Cook, Expedia UK
Within these companies there are various different graduate roles, the majority of which will be business focused. They may include:
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Advertising
Graduate programmes give you a structured pattern of work, set goals to reach, and often offer the chance of a permanent job after the completion of your scheme. Schemes are likely to last between 18 months and two years.

Some schemes, such as that offered by De Vere Group, combine separate areas - the De Vere programme consists of marketing, sales and finance, for example For graduate schemes in leisure or tourism, for example those offered by Marriott or Thomas Cook, any good quality degree will suffice.

Graduate jobs in leisure and tourism can offer good salaries, clear career progression and wide opportunities for learning. Most employers will ask for a 2.1.

Not all graduates choose to take up graduate schemes in this sector, however. Some jobs within the sector that may require a specific degree or qualification may include holiday resort chefs or childcare co-ordinators.

Other degrees or skills that could be beneficial for your career in leisure and tourism include events management or business.
What skills do I need to be a Travel Agent?
Working in the leisure and tourism sector is often customer facing, which means that a variety of skills are essential. They include:
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Positivity and optimism
  • Diplomacy and negotiation
  • Tact and consideration
  • Presentation
There are also other important skills that you will need to display, especially if you are in a management role or on a graduate scheme in this industry:
  • Leadership
  • Forward planning
  • Teamwork
  • Organisation
It is also important to have a strong commercial awareness, as well as knowledge of business and of the market that you are working within - both with regards to the consumer and competitors within the industry. The value of sustainable tourism and green business is increasingly important, so the ability to make everything you do ethical and to have an awareness of the wider environmental and social implications is also vital.
What experience do I need to get a job in Travel Leisure and Turism?
Whilst set work experience placements are unlikely to be a strict requirement for a job in this sector, showing that you have organised some work experience in a hotel or similar will help you stand out to employers. Working in a bar or a restaurant also shows that you are willing to work hard and have some awareness of the industry.

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