Travel and Tourism

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Why choose a career in Travel and Tourism?

Do you like to experience different cultures, enjoy planning holidays and events, have a passion for high-quality customer service and want to help people to make the most of their travels? Then our suite of travel and tourism programmes may lead you to an exciting career path where you could travel the world and meet new people. Our courses prepare you for jobs in a variety of settings which include the airline industry, travel and tourism companies, hotels, cruise ships and tourist boards.

 

Why choose us?

Our staff are highly qualified and have extensive experience of the travel and tourism industry, nationally and internationally, with links to prominent employers. We have excellent facilities and resources with realistic aircraft cabins at our Crewe and Ellesmere Port Campuses, where you can practise your cabin crew skills and evacuation procedure briefings. The skills you develop on our courses prepare you for a wide range of jobs throughout the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Many students start their careers with airlines in roles such as Air Cabin Crew, or with travel companies as Tour Guides, Travel Consultants and Resort Representatives. Each year, we invite major travel organisations into the College during their main recruitment periods to talk to students about the variety of careers available to them. Our team provides high-quality support for students throughout the application process for these posts. Our students gain positions as Overseas Destination Representatives and as Cabin Crew with Etihad Airways, Thomson Holidays, Thomas Cook, Disney Cruises and British Airways.

Student Spotlight

Jade Hewitt

Travel and Tourism BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

St John Plessington Catholic College

“I knew at school I wanted to be in the travel industry but I wasn’t sure what job would be right for me. I found out about the College through a friend who had already applied so I came to one of the Open Evenings and was impressed by the staff and the aircraft cabin so decided to apply. “I started on the Level 2 and progressed to the Level 3 Extended Diploma. I found the course to be perfect for my needs. The tutors really get us ready for employment and part of this is wearing uniforms while we are in College. We also take part in relevant trips and activities such as visiting airline training centres and taking part in a Dubai fly-cruise, these all help to give you an insight into what it is like to work in the industry. “The staff also helped by sharing their contacts in the industry and as a result I was offered the first job I applied for with Thomas Cook. I will now start work over the summer as a Service Representative in Turkey, Greece or Spain. “I’m really pleased I came to College as it has helped me progress to a much higher level than I expected when I left school and I am now on course to achieve triple D* grades and start the career I’ve always wanted.”

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