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The Guardian UK 300: top hospitality, leisure and tourism employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The Guardian UK 300 features the largest and most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers, employers and their own job hunts. The survey determines not only the most popular 300 graduate employers in the UK overall, but also the most popular graduate employers in a range of career sectors, including hospitality, leisure and tourism.

The top graduate employers for hospitality, leisure and tourism careers are listed in the table below. Hilton has swapped places with Marriott International to top the table; Fitness First is a new entrant to the top ten; and the biggest climber within the top ten is Camp America, which climbed to four from nine.

Students interested in hospitality, leisure and tourism careers…

  • mostly studied business/management (69%)
  • overwhelmingly had some form of work experience to put on their CV: 93% had work experience related to their course and 94% had unrelated experience
  • were entirely opposed to working for a company with a bad reputation, as nobody actively agreed with the statement ‘If the salary was right, I would work for a company with a bad image’ and 94% stated that they actively disagreed with it (6% expressed no opinion).*

*Statistics have been rounded.

Over 62,000 undergraduates took part in the trendence Graduate Study 2017, which formed the basis of the results in The Guardian UK 300 .

1

Hilton Worldwide

Last year: 2

Hospitality, leisure and travel

up
2

Marriott International

Last year: 1

Hospitality, leisure and travel

down

Last year: 3

Hospitality, leisure and travel

same
4

Camp America

Last year: 9

Hospitality, leisure and travel, Public service, charity and social work, Teaching and education

up
5

Center Parcs

Last year: 5

Hospitality, leisure and travel

same
6

P&O

Last year: 7

Hospitality, leisure and travel

up
7

InterContinental Hotels Group

Last year: 4

Hospitality, leisure and travel

down
8

TUI Travel PLC

Last year: 6

Hospitality, leisure and travel

down
9

Radisson Blu Edwardian

Last year: 10

Hospitality, leisure and travel

up
10

Fitness First

Hospitality, leisure and travel

 
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