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Work experience for Travel and Tourism students sees six offered jobs

Mar 28, 2014

Work experience for Travel and Tourism students sees six offered jobs

Travel and Tourism students have done two weeks of work experience, with six offered jobs as a result.

The second-year Level 3 group undertook placements at companies including British Airways, EasyJet, Kuoni, London Aquarium, Hilton Hotels and Shoreham Airport.

Students who were offered jobs include Chelsea Halkou, at Holiday Inn in Sutton; Dan Skelton, at Thomas Cook in Epsom; Alice McHardy, at Newmarket Holidays in North Cheam and Alexandra Mizon, at Hilton Hotel in Waddon.

In addition, student Natalie Davies has been offered a job with Club 18-30, and will be going to Ibiza for the summer season from mid-May.

“I’m really excited for it, and I think it’s going to be a good stepping stone for the future,” said Natalie, who did work experience at YHA in St Paul’s in London and Thistle Hotel in Cardiff.

Chelsea said: “I’d like to work in cabin crew eventually. The lifestyle has always really appealed to me, because you get to travel all over the world and meet all kinds of people.”

Alexandra said she’d learnt a lot from her placement at Hilton Hotel. She added: “They put a strong emphasis on customer service and always putting yourself in the customers’ shoes. I’d like to become cabin crew one day so I hope those skills will be really useful.”

Travel and Tourism lecturer Nicole Frimley said: “We’re all really proud of the students who’ve been offered jobs, because it shows how hard they worked on their placements.

“We place a very strong focus employment and further study, and the students are encouraged to keep thinking about and planning for their future careers all the way through this course.”

James Needes, who finished his Level 3 course at Nescot last year and got a job as cabin crew with British Airways, has got his wings and will be flying to Vienna on his first flight.

He is returning to the college next month to talk to current Level 3 students about his experiences working at British Airways.

The Travel and Tourism department has also made links with specialist sports travel agency Sweet Chariot, who will also visit Nescot to talk to the students about their business.

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