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Careers in hospitality, tourism and event management

Discover some of the career pathways you can go into with a degree in hospitality, tourism, aviation, or event management. We offer dedicated careers and employability advice, alongside ample opportunities to gain work experience on practical placements.

Diverse career pathways

With a degree in hospitality, events, aviation, or tourism you'll have the opportunity to go into a diverse range of careers in the hospitality industry and beyond.

Throughout your time with us, we focus on honing your transferable skills to ensure that you're prepared to step straight into the industry after graduation. You'll be taught by a research-active teaching team with a distinct passion for and extensive experience of their subject area.

Check out our article for our graduates' top tips for launching your career.

Partnership with the North East Hotels Association (NEHA)

We've recently launched the Hospitality Mentor programme in partnership with the North East Hotels Association (NEHA), which connects our tourism, hospitality and events students with experienced hoteliers from across some of the North East's best hotels.

The programme is an excellent chance to network and learn directly from industry professionals as the mentors share the expertise they've developed. You'll also be able to see some of the diverse career paths that are available within the industry first-hand and start to determine which routes appeal most to you. 

International work placements

As an undergraduate student, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to undertake a paid work placement between your second and final year of study. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain work experience and network with industry professionals from different cultures and businesses.

Previous years have seen our students undertake placements in a number of exciting businesses including The Customs House, The Landmark London Hotel, Constructing Excellence, and the Hilton Garden Inn. 

Our placement experiences

Hear more from our students about their international placement experiences below, or see the full list of our student stories.