60 tourism employers to attend International Hotel School Careers Fair (7 March)

Job opportunities, work placements and graduate programmes on offer


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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Over sixty hotel and tourism employers from Ireland, the US and Europe are to take part in GMIT’s Galway International Hotel School annual Careers Fair which takes place in the Dublin Road campus on Wednesday, 7 March, from 1.30pmto 4pm.

The fair is an opportunity for students and graduates to meet employers who are seeking staff to fill various positions. Employers will also be offering work placements to undergraduate students and exciting graduate programme opportunities for final year students. In addition to the recruitment section, the fair will run industry seminars presented by Ireland’s largest hotel company Dalata Hotel. Both Jurys and Dalata Hotels will be discussing graduate programme opportunities for candidates looking to join a vibrant and busy industry with global careers opportunities.

Cáit Noone, Head of the Galway International Hotel School and Vice President for International Engagement, GMIT, outlines the importance of this event for students: “All CAO-listed programmes in the school have work placement as a key component of the award. As a result, programme teams continuously engage with industry partners and this ensures our curriculum is relevant and current. The event provides a unique opportunity for students to meet employers in an environment familiar to them thus putting them at ease and ready to engage. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many tourism employers who travel a distance to take part in this event and for their continued support of all our work”.

“Another company returning to the annual event is the renowned Hotel Hershey which forms parts of the Hershey Corporation in Pennsylvania, USA. The partnership between GMIT and this American property has been established for some time and offers hotel, culinary and retail students incredible opportunities each year when interning for a six-month period.” adds Ms Noone.

“Returning to GMIT and Galway are many of the UK’s leading hotels including Claridge’s Hotel, The Dorchester Collection, De Vere Hotels, Gleneagles and Fairmont St Andrews. The school is also delighted to welcome back Hastings Hotels from Northern Ireland and Belfast’s latest iconic property The Titanic Hotels. In addition, many of the Ireland’s leading hotels, restaurant, caterers, retailers and tourism professionals will be in attendance.” adds Ms Noone.

The event is open to all students, graduates and the general public. The fair will take place the New Foyer of the Dublin Road campus, Galway, from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Attendees are advised bring copies of their current CV.

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