School of Tourism and Hospitality Placements

Hospitality, tourism, cruise and events placements

You have the option of spending your third year in an industrial placement, which leads to an additional award, the 'Certificate of Professional Experience' or the 'Certificate of International Professional Experience'. 

The aims of a placement are:

  • to prepare you for your final stage studies through a placement in a relevant business function and help you make an informed career choice when you graduate;
  • to give you an appreciation of the business environment through hands-on experience;
  • to give you opportunities to take what you've learned in the classroom out into the wider world.

Karolina Valichova

BSc (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management

'Recently I received the most influential lifetime experience working with the global organisation, Hilton Worldwide. After six months of working within the company I was awarded the 'Team Member of the Quarter Award'.

Hear more about Karolina's placement experience, the skills she gained and how this opportunity has shaped her future career aspirations. 

Going Global!

The world is your oyster and students have had the opportunity to complete their placements in a variety of international locations:

  • China
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • Europe
  • South America
  • Caribbean
  • Plus many more...

(Photo courtesy of Placement Year International)

Natalie Sefton-Fiddian

BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management

Natalie is our most recent winner of the 'Outstanding Placement Student of the Year' Award which recognises achievement based on feedback from both academic tutors and company managers. 

Hear more about Natalie's placement year experience at London's Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, the skills she has gained and how this opportunity will prepare her for her final year and beyond!