Work placements

The Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism offers opportunities for internships, volunteering and placements. Our hands-on approach to study will ensure you're ready for the world of work.

Placement opportunities

To help develop your learning and build your experience, our courses have a work placement option as part of the programme of study.

A placement is carried out in a real working environment where you are expected to make a positive contribution to the work of the company or organisation. This can be a rewarding experience for both you and the employer.

You can choose to take a paid year in industry between the second and third years of your degree. If you do, you will complete your degree over four years rather than three. A year's placement will give you an in-depth understanding of working in industry, a much improved CV, and sometimes even a job offer at the end of it. You can also complete shorter placements or internships, either during your holidays or part-time while you study. 

Graduate Synika Lewis

After completing a six-month work placement at Gleneagles, I’ve since transitioned to a permanent role within the Front of House team. The placement allowed me to showcase my talent and personality.

Synika Lewis
Front of House team member at Gleneagles

Links with employers

Using our links with employers near and far, our placement team can help you find some great placement and internship opportunities. We're a member of hosco.com, the world's leading online hospitality network. This enables students to start connecting with thousands of professionals and with employers that are recruiting. 

Work Placements with Conrad Hilton

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Tourism Student Daymer Elshelby

My work placement gave me a tremendous amount of confidence when talking to people, developed my customer service skills and helped me gain work experience in my chosen sector of heritage tourism.

Daymer Eshelby
FdA Tourism Student

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