Annual Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Careers Day is a resounding success

Annual Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Careers Day is a resounding success

Published on: Thursday, 03 March 2016

On Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 35 employers from the areas of culinary, tourism and hospitality met with students in the CIT Department of Tourism & Hospitality as part of the department’s annual career fair. Employers spoke with students who are graduating later this year and entering into the jobs market, along with those looking for part-time, and summer work opportunities.
Adrian Gregan, Head of the Department of Tourism & Hospitality commented “The annual event is an ideal opportunity for employers to meet with our students and in the past three years many have been able to fill vacant positions in our expanding tourism industry as a result of this initiative”.
Now in its fourth year, the event allows the various businesses to exhibit to the students, along with offering private interview facilities, followed by a luncheon for the various industry representatives which is prepared, and served, by the students so that they can showcase their skills to potential future employers.
The Department of Tourism and Hospitality encompasses the areas of Culinary Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Bar Management. It has over 650 students and a team of dedicated student-centred industry experienced Lecturers across these disciplines and is located in a modern purpose-built building on CIT’s Bishopstown Campus.

Past Graduates of the Tourism & Hospitality Department welcomed back as they participate in the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Careers day at CIT.
(L-R) Front: Adrian Gregan, Head, Department of Tourism & Hospitality CIT; Aoife Lohse, Sales & Marketing Executive, Ambassador Hotel; Niamh Whelton, Human Resource Manager, Hayfield Manor Hotel; Rebecca Daly, Trainee Manager, Cork International Hotel; Orlaith Giltinan, Marketing Executive, Millstreet Country Park; Amy Horgan, Sales & Marketing Manager, Midleton Park Hotel; and Donagh Davern, Lecturer, CIT.

Back Row: Niall Kingston, Assistant Manager, Hayfield Manor Hotel; Patrick Shields, General Manager, Midleton Park Hotel; and Ronan Fahy, General Manager, Oriel House Hotel.

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