Cardiff Metropolitan University will be hosting the Institute of Travel
and Tourism (ITT) Future You Careers Roadshow later this month to offer University
and college students across Wales further information on the wide range of career
options within the industry.
This is the first year the event will be held in Wales. It will allow individuals
attending on 19th March to network with key contacts and discover
more about leading industry brands and businesses.
Dr. Claire Haven-Tang, Head of the Department of Tourism, Hospitality &
Event at Cardiff Met, said: “On behalf of the School of Management, I am
delighted to welcome the Institute of Travel and Tourism and all of the
supporting industry experts to Cardiff Metropolitan University for this event. We
are proud to be the first Welsh venue to host this highly-regarded
industry-education event and we are confident that it will be of great benefit
to all who attend.
“The Future You Careers Roadshow will be an excellent opportunity for
students to meet and network with industry professionals as they consider their
future careers. Our Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management degree
programmes aim to fully prepare students for the world of work and events like
this are an important part of that process.
“We are expecting around 120 young people to attend on 19th
March from a range of Further Education and Higher Educations Institutions
across Wales. Our own students at Cardiff Met will join others from Aberystwyth
University and the University of the West of England, as well as students from
Pembrokeshire College, Coleg Sir Gar, Cardiff & Vale College and Coleg
The event will include a morning conference featuring a programme of speakers
from a range of key travel industry firms including BH Mallorca, Disney, Stella
Travel Services and Corporate Traveller. Speakers will share their experiences
of working within the industry and offer advice to young people looking to
begin a career in the sector.
An afternoon career exhibition will enable students to mingle with trade
representatives from national corporations and organisations based in Wales
such as Cardiff Airport, Visit Wales and The Travel House.
Professor David Brooksbank, Dean of the School of Management and Pro-Vice
Chancellor (Enterprise) at Cardiff Metropolitan University added: “Collaboration
with national and international professional institutions is a central part of
our employability strategy which runs throughout all of our degree programmes.
We have created strong links with the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) and
we are very pleased to be working with them on this event which offers
fantastic insight for our own students and others across Wales considering a
career in Travel and Tourism.”