Inspiring Hospitality Careers 2023

Join us for a dynamic CPD experience featuring industry-leading speakers and successful alumni, as they unveil the boundless rewards of a hospitality degree.

  • Wed 18 Oct 23

    10:00 - 15:30

  • Colchester Campus

  • Event type


  • Event organiser

    Edge Hotel School

  • Contact details

    Farirai Manangazira

Explore the journey, achievements, and insights that have propelled these hospitality and event professionals to thriving careers.

Are you passionate about guiding your students toward rewarding and fulfilling career opportunities? Register now for the Inspiring Hospitality Careers Event 2023.

This unique Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event is designed exclusively for you, providing a platform to equip your students with insights, knowledge, and connections that will shape their future in the dynamic hospitality industry.

Continued Professional Development

We have designed the day in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks to equip you with the knowledge you need to better support your students as they look to their future career goals. Speakers from across the sector will be present to share their experiences on careers and labour market information. From executive hoteliers to event planning virtuosos, these luminaries will share their real-world experiences, industry trends, and success stories. .

You will have the privilege to interact with accomplished alumni who have harnessed their hospitality degrees to craft remarkable careers. They will share their further and higher education journey and the personal guidance that supported them on their journey.

Careers fair

We will also be hosting our Hospitality and Events Careers Fair on the same day. During the fair and over a networking lunch, engage directly with employers, industry leaders, and potential mentors showcasing the various career programmes to current student at the Edge Hotel School. Here you'll be able to see the varied career opportunities and what employers are looking for from their future team members.

Some of the attendees at last year's careers fair were:

  • Hilton
  • The Savoy
  • Jurys inn
  • Mandarin Oriental
  • Hand Picked Hotels
  • Whatley Manor
  • Chiltern Firehouse
  • Baxter Storey

and many more.

Travel bursary and programme

We are offering a bursary of up to £100* to support travel expenses to Colchester campus for the event. The programme can be found below:

Time Activity  Staff member  Location 

 10:00 - 10:30

 Arrival and welcome refreshments   Ivor Crewe Seminar Room
 10:30 - 11:10 Welcome

 Prof. Andrew Boer 

Head of Edge Hotel School

Ivor Crewe Seminar Room

 11:10 - 11:30

The industry post-COVID and

practical - based learning

 Oliver Brown

General Manager - Wivenhoe House


 11:30- 11:50 Working with an expanding brand

 Paula Musson

Cluster Human Resources Manager

 11:50- 12:30 Visit careers fair   Wivenhoe House Hotel
 12:30- 13:15 Networking lunch   Wivenhoe House Hotel
13:30 - 13:50   From college to career

Oliver Harris

Operations Manager - Whatley Manor

 13:50- 14:20 Guest Q&A panel All speakers  JT1
 14:15 - 15:00 Certificates, hotel and campus tours   JT1


* Terms and Conditions apply

Inspiring Hospitality Careers 2023