Tourism businesses support University's new Careers Fair.

Posted on 24th March 2016

University of Chester graduates are making quite an impact on the city’s growing tourism industry, with recent graduates employed by the city’s tour operators, hotels and visitor attractions as well as Marketing Cheshire and Chester West and Chester Council.

We’re delighted to be hosting a Careers Fair at our new Business School site on the Queen's Park Campus. It promises to be an ideal opportunity for companies to talk about careers and jobs on offer in the tourism industry and potentially recruit a new intake of personnel.
Dr Andy Lyon, Head of Department, Marketing, Tourism, Events Management

Now many of those businesses are working with the University of Chester's Business School to highlight the many different career paths on offer in the tourism, hospitality and events sectors.

The Business School is staging a Careers Fair, open to current and prospective students, showcasing the variety of jobs available in the tourism industry. The event takes place at its new Queen's Park campus on Wednesday, April 20.

Among those already signed up are Chester Race Company, Chester Zoo, Chester Cathedral, ABode Hotel Chester, The Mill Hotel, Marketing Cheshire and the International Festival for Business 2016. The University's Careers Service will also be on hand to give advice and answer questions.

The event will also feature a series of presentations by key speakers with interesting career paths in the tourism industry, so that students will hear about the opportunities available from the sorts of people they may one day emulate.

The presentations will open the Careers Fair from 1pm until 2pm and will be followed by the exhibition staffed by representatives of leading visitor economy businesses in the stunning Atrium of Churchill House, overlooking the River Dee.

The Business School’s Tourism and Events programmes are among the most highly regarded of all of the University’s subjects, being ranked 11th in the country in the Guardian University Guide 2016.

Dr Andy Lyon, Head of Department, Marketing, Tourism, Events Management at the University, said: '”We’re delighted to be hosting a Careers Fair at our new Business School site on the Queen's Park Campus.

“It promises to be an ideal opportunity for companies to talk about careers and jobs on offer in the tourism industry and potentially recruit a new intake of personnel.

“Our academic team will also be on duty to advise about the extensive choice of degree courses available to undergraduates wanting to embark on a career in tourism industry.”

A limited number of free stands are still available. Contact Colin Potts at the University of Chester for details: c.potts@chester.ac.uk.

Admission to the Careers Fair is free.