As a student at the Edge Hotel School, you will benefit from close links to the hospitality and events industries.
Not only are you able to work in a real hotel and on genuine events, serving real customers and facing real challenges, our courses have also been designed to offer you as much exposure to the industry and its current practices as possible.
Supporters of the Edge Hotel School include Apex Hotels, The Arora Group, BaxterStorey, Claridges, Dorchester Collection, EDITION Hotels, Exclusive Hotels and Venues, Georgian House Hotel, Hand Picked Hotels, The Landmark London, Levy UK and Ireland, Master Innholders, Moet Hennessey, Milsoms Hotels and Restaurants, Oakman Inns, Royal Lancaster London, the Savoy Educational Trust, Sbe, St Julians Scholars - among many others.
Below are some of our recent graduates and their employers discussing how Edge Hotel School can kick-start it's students into successful graduate careers.
Studying at the Edge Hotel School can give you the knowledge and skills to work in high-profile organisations in a wide range of sectors and countries. Our undergraduate courses have been developed with industry, for industry and provide you with the skills needed to succeed in the real-world.
Throughout our courses we use the Professional Performance Assessment (PPA) which takes the form of a mock interview to allow you to reflect, practise and improve your interview skills before embarking on interviews for your first graduate role.
Many industry experts deliver master classes to support your development during your course and the annual Edge Hotel School careers fair welcomes a range of hospitality organisations to give you the chance to network and engage with future employers.
Throughout your degree you will be given the chance to engage directly with the industry and take advantage of opportunities to connect - for example, some students on our Events Management courses are able to gain experience at the BRIT Awards. Matthew Laws, a 2021 graduate of the Edge Hotel School, shared his experiences of how the BRIT Awards could help his career.
All of our undergraduates get experience in the fully commercial 4* hotel, Wivenhoe House, giving you the chance to put your academic knowledge into practice and gain valuable skills to add to your CV.
At Level 6, students get to connect directly with a hospitality or events organisation for the Level 6 consultancy project:
Our students have also embarked on additional self-organised work experience placements with the likes of Shangri-La The Shard, Red Carnation Hotels and Marriott by utilising the industry connections available through the School.
"I commissioned a consultancy project with a team of Edge Hotel School students to design a social media campaign for the launch of a new 5* hotel in London. Throughout the process I was very impressed with their professionalism and hard work and was astonished at the quality of their recommendations, which was on par, if not better, than professional services we have employed in the past."
Our graduates are enjoying rewarding careers all over the world with a range of organisations such as: