Careers in Hospitality
On Friday 16th May, students from the London School of Hospitality and Tourism attended an exclusive ‘Careers Live @ Hilton’ event for UWL students at the Hilton London Wembley. Connecting university students to the hospitality industry, the aim of the event was to help young people to learn about the extensive opportunities available to them and discover more about the subject they have chosen to study.
Students attended a range of talks and networked with Hilton employees throughout the day to find out more about the different hotel departments and their internship and graduate schemes. Speakers included Jenny Kallien, Front of House Manager, Klaus Chistensen, Director of Business Development and Katie Fogarty, Food and Beverage Manager. Notable enthusiasm from Katie showed that even after being in the industry for several years, she still had the ‘fire in her belly’ each time she was on shift. She also gave an insight into what she looks for in an employee, simply stating that ‘skills are attainable’ and that personality is the most important thing.
Key highlights of the event included a talk from UWL Hospitality Management graduate, Daniele Berardi, who is currently working as a Night Manager at the hotel. He shared his experiences since graduating and encouraged students to make the most of every opportunity during their studies. In addition, Nishant Pahwa, a current Hospitality Management student who is on his placement at Hilton London Wembley, was able to share his own experiences and excitement of being on placement. The smile on his face evidenced the enjoyment of his experience so far and he was more than happy to answer any of the students’ questions.
Suzanne Weekes, Course Leader Hospitality & International Hotel Management, commented: ‘At this special Hilton careers event, students were able to network with industry specialists. The London School of Hospitality and Tourism is committed to connecting our students to relevant and inspiring industry employers and we look forward to involving the whole school next year in what was a very successful day.’
Hospitality Management graduate, Daniele Berardi, talks about his journey from UWL to Night Manager at Hilton London Wembley.
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