Liverpool Hoteliers Association team up with LJMU to help develop students
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- Created on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:32
Liverpool Hoteliers Association team up with LJMU to help develop studentsStudents from Liverpool John Moores University are being given a unique insight into the city’s tourism industry thanks to Liverpool Hoteliers Association.
The official body, which represents its members on different forums by profiling their views and opinions, made the link with the University in a bid to share their knowledge and experiences with hundreds of local students.
General managers from Liverpool’s top hotels will now present regular lectures on beneficial topics as well as inviting students to their establishments to get a taster of their desired career.
Chairman of Liverpool Hoteliers Association and general manager of Hard Days Night Hotel Mike Dewey said: “We are delighted to team up with LJMU as these students have a real passion for the industry and you can really tell that their heart and soul is in it.
“They want to learn everything about what we do as general managers and as an association, we felt it was important to do all we could to prepare them and to teach them about how it all works and what happens on a day to day basis.”
The Liverpool Hoteliers Association formed nine years ago and provides support and networking opportunities for managers and owners of hotels in the Liverpool area.
Drew Li, Centre Leader for Tourism, Events & Food Studies at Liverpool John Moores University said: “This partnership is great for the students as work experience and an insight into the industry are the first things employers look for from them when they get their first job.
“As well as getting a degree at the end of three years, they are getting invaluable knowledge from the best in the business and a real hands on insight of the tourism industry.”