UCB undergraduates gain valuable hospitality and tourism careers adviceHampton by Hilton Birmingham City North welcomed four undergraduates from University College Birmingham to attend a careers event on Thursday 27th February 2014. Offering expert advice about a career in the hospitality and tourism industry, hotel managers gave their expert insider knowledge.
Students saw the inner operations of the hotel, located in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. They met management staff, experienced a practice job interview with the general manager and spent some time working in the front office, HR, finance and housekeeping to gain valuable hospitality experience.
The activity supports Hilton Worldwide’s global corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose™ and the company’s aim to impact at least one million young people across the world by 2019, by helping them to reach their full potential.
Neil Parks, hotel manager, Hampton by Hilton Birmingham City North, said, “A careers event for students is close to my heart because I’ve seen many people go from university students to full-time Team Members, working their way up to management positions within the Hampton by Hilton brand. We were delighted to offer first hand taster sessions for the students to practice their interview skills, learn about the Hampton by Hilton culture of service, the importance of the brand’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and gain experience of what a typical working day in a hotel is really like.
“The day was a huge success. We really enjoyed working with the students and we hope they take advantage of the knowledge and experience we shared with them. We are now planning to do another event later on in the year to offer more students the opportunity to gain hospitality experience.”
Hazel Foggin, Careers & Employability Coordinator at University College Birmingham said, “It was great to partner with Hampton by Hilton Birmingham City North because it offered our hospitality and tourism students valuable behind the scenes experience. Hampton by Hilton is well recognised in the industry and to develop a local relationship shows how the local business is offering helpful advice to Birmingham students.”
Birmingham city centre is just a 10 minute walk away from Hampton by Hilton Birmingham City North, with local attractions such as Cadbury World and the Bull Ring Shopping Centre within easy reach. The hotel caters for leisure and business travellers alike, with both a meeting room for up to 12 people and easy access across the city.
All guests staying at the hotel will receive a complimentary hot breakfast and Wi-Fi. There is also a 24/7 snack area, bar, dining service and exercise room. Guest rooms are equipped with contemporary bathrooms, 32-inch TVs and secure safes as standard. Every stay is underpinned by Hampton's 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.