The Edge Hotel School Careers Fair welcomed it's largest list of exhibitors yet, including world-renowned hotels, catering and events companies.
Thu 31 Oct 19
Leading hotels were on hand to offer careers guidance and networking opportunities, many of whom were represented by recent Edge Hotel School alumnus.
Nearly 40 hotels and events companies took part in this year’s Edge Hotel School Careers Fair, including leading luxury hotels such as The Savoy, Dorchester Collection and Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. Exhibitors offered careers guidance, interview tips and explained more about the pleasure of working in such a fast-paced and exciting industry.
Recent research has indicated that in a time of political and economic uncertainty, 97% of hospitality business owners and managers across the UK anticipate a shortage of labour in the event of a hard Brexit.* The work of Edge Hotel School in recruiting, educating and supplying top-quality candidates to the industry has never been more important.
The Careers Fair welcomed nearly a dozen successful Edge Hotel School alumnus, all of whom provided current students with guidance for successfully moving into the hospitality industry.
In a reflection of the Edge Hotel School’s dedication to supplying the hospitality sector with well-trained, passionate and industry-ready candidates, many of the alumnus in attendance are already achieving great success within the industry, despite graduating within the past few years. In attendance were several alumni who are already General Managers within well-regarded hotels.
“Edge Hotel students are always industry-ready,” said Jess Oliver, Graduate Manager at Exclusive Collection and Edge alumna. “It’s great to see the students with such a passion for the industry. Having some Edge graduates working in our business, we know they are ready to hit the ground running and soak up information given to them.”
Andy Boer, Principal of the Edge Hotel School added “One of the most prevalent issues facing hospitality and events organisations is that of recruiting and retaining high quality management staff, so it was really great to welcome back 11 of our own EHS alumni to the careers fair. What was particularly notable was that they were proud of their association with EHS, that they had implemented the skills and knowledge that they had received here and that they were very keen to continue to build their relationship with the next cohorts of EHS undergraduates.”
*'Preserving the Art of Hospitality: Championing the industry for post-Brexit survival', High Speed Training, 2019.