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In 2013 there were 2.5 million jobs associated with travel and tourism in the UK and the industry is growing! Career opportunities are available in areas such as travel agencies, holiday representatives, customer service in hotels and hospitality, working on the rail network or at airports as ground handling agents, passenger service agents and air cabin crew. The biggest employers in the UK include the TUI group, with further opportunities available abroad as overseas reps or travel guides.
Generally studied by 16-18 year olds as an alternative to A-Levels.
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Compulsory units on the programme are Customer Service, Hospitality within Travel and Tourism, UK airports…
This two year programme offers progression from the Introductory Diploma through to the Extended Diploma,…
The College has an ABTA and ATOL protected travel agency in association with Eden Global Travel, which gives students great links to a wide range of travel companies as well as small independent holiday companies that are not used by larger high street agents. The agency enables students to assist staff with enquiries to gain customer service experience.
There is a classroom with aircraft seats and a galley, which allows students to gain practical experience of working on an aircraft, and students are also able to use specialist industry software to search for customer needs. Lecturers have a wealth of knowledge and passion for the industry, having worked in a range of different travel roles
A British Airways ambassador, Jo Paddington, provided an insight into cabin crew career opportunities, and fully explained the job responsibilities, as well as training, shift rotas, salary and career progression opportunities. She also spoke about BA’s new cabin crew apprenticeship scheme.
Having access to a broad range of industry expertise, knowledge and insight is one of the advantages of studying a professional or technical course at Eastleigh College. Here, we look at some of the enrichment opportunities that our Travel & Tourism students have enjoyed this month.