Wednesday 23rd November 2016 will be the Tourism and Hospitality @ Bournemouth University Employability day

Wednesday 23rd November 2016 will be the Tourism and Hospitality @ Bournemouth University Employability day

Enjoy 4 interconnected events and boost your career and professional development prospects

All events are FREE and everybody is welcome – There are space restrictions so first come first served 

09:00-12:00 Hospitality Management Futures @Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality


Provisional Programme and Invited Panelists –  © indicates confirmed

09:00-09:15 Welcome and Hospitality Management Futures: Knowledge cocreation and future competitiveness 

© Professor Dimitrios Buhalis BU Head of Tourism and Hospitality
© Anne Harper, Institute of Hospitality

09:15-10:20 General Manager’s Forum : trends, challenges, opportunities
Chaired by : Professor Dimitrios Buhalis and Richard Ward Programme Leader Hospitality

© Andrew Woodland, FJB Hotels
© Michael Poux, Hilton Hotel Bournemouth
© Hugh Hodgins Marriott Hotel Bournemouth
© Kevin Wood, Oceana Hotels
© Michael Clitheroe, GM, Balmer Lawn Hotel

10:20-10:40 Break 

10:40-11:50 Food innovations and competitiveness
Chaired by : © Professor Heather Heartwell and © Dr Sean Beer BU Food Experts

© David Marshall Bournemouth University
© Katharine Wright Dorset Food & Drink 23 Nov
© Steve Golding, Oceana Hotels
Alex Aitken The Jetty Christ Church
Matt Budden Executive Chef Hilton Bournemouth

11:50-12:00 Hospitality Careers and future competitiveness

Conclusions Dr Viachaslau Filimonau and Anne Harper, Institute of Hospitality

11:00-15:00 Service Sector Careers Fair with more than 50 companies recruiting for placements, summer, part time and graduate jobs
The fair is being held in KG01, K101 & K103 in Kimmeridge House from 11am – 3pm on 23rd November 2016.


Students will have the opportunity to network with over 50 Service Sector organisations and find out about Placement & Graduate opportunities.
There is no need to sign up for the event, just turn up on the day. Please make sure you wear business attire as this is a professional event.
Don’t forget to bring along an up to date CV.

Who’s coming:

  • Aldi
  • Amaris Hospitality
  • Aviator, Hotel by TAG
  • B&Q
  • Balmer Lawn Hotel
  • BaxterStorey
  • Beales Gourmet Ltd
  • Belmond
  • BH Live
  • Blue Arrow
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • British Airways
  • BSG
  • Careys Manor Hotel & Spa
  • Carnival UK
  • Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa
  • Crafty Arty World
  • Debenhams Retail Plc.
  • Enterprise Rent-a-car
  • Expedia
  • Firmdale Hotels
  • Frontline Inns (Little Gems Country Dining)
  • GradSouthwest
  • GSP Venues Ltd.
  • Hall & Woodhouse
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Institute of Hospitality
  • Jumeirah Carlton Tower
  • KFC UK & I
  • Lexington Catering
  • Lime Blue Solutions
  • Home Grown Hotels Ltd.
  • Malmaison
  • Merlin Entertainments Plc.
  • Millbrook Venues
  • PPHE Hotel Group
  • Place Rec USA Ltd
  • Placement Year International
  • QHotels
  • Rhinefield House Hotel
  • rhubarb
  • Stay U-nique
  • The Appointment Group
  • The Concerto Group
  • The Goring Hotel
  • The Savoy
  • Thomas Cook
  • TUI
  • Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership
  • WHSmith
  • Yummy Jobs






12 noon


British Airways



Thomas Cook






Yummy Jobs



Park Plaza Hotels & Resort




Marconi LT









GSP Venues


13:00-17:00 Institute of Travel and Tourism ITT Future You : discover the benefits and opportunities of pursuing a career in the travel and tourism industry.          


The ITT Future You event is a spin-off of the very successful ITT Future You conference that takes place at the World Travel Market each year . It consists of a number of sessions delivered by industry speakers to whet your appetite for the careers that are available to you within the tourism industry.

1.30pm – 3.00pm – Introduction to the ‘Institute of Travel and Tourism’ – Careers within the Tourism Industry

The following speakers are featured within this session:

1.30-1.45pm – Introduction to the ITT
1.45pm-2.10pm – Careers in Tour Operations – Benjamin Bird (TUI)
2.10pm-2.35pm – Careers in Tourist Destination Marketing – Mark Smith (Bournemouth Tourism)
2.35pm-3.00pm – Careers in Tourist Destination Events – Jon Weaver (Bournemouth Tourism)

These inspirational speakers will talk about their careers and give hints and tips on employability and the do’s and don’ts of reaching the top in the Tourism industry.

3.15pm – 4.45pm Industry workshops

The following organisations will be delivering smaller 30 minute workshops between 3.15pm-4.45pm:

During these workshops students will hear about the career opportunities available within these organisations and will have the opportunity to ask questions.

14:00-16:00 Bournemouth University Postgraduate Courses Open Afternoon 23 November to subscribe to our Postgraduate courses 


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