This is a career choice that offers plenty of potential for working abroad. Language skills can come in useful and will give you an edge when applying for some graduate roles, such as graduate schemes with international hotel groups. Whatever area of hospitality, leisure and travel you want to work in, you’ll need great customer service skills and an understanding of the industry, so relevant work experience is crucial.
You could apply for graduate scheme vacancies on programmes run by big restaurant, pub or hotel groups, or with leisure providers or travel companies. There are also many job opportunities with smaller businesses. Alternatively, you could consider studying for a postgraduate qualification in hospitality, leisure and tourism that will equip you with the industry knowledge and skills that will get your career off to a flying start.