The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London held its first Travel and Hospitality Career Academy Board Meeting earlier in the
month to make plans for new learners. Based at the College's Enfield Centre, theTravel and Hospitality Career Academy is the first of its kind to be set up in
London. The Board Meeting was attended by leading luminaries in the industry, including Marriott Hotels, ABTA and the Institute of Travel and Tourism.
After its successful launch in June 2014, the Travel and Hospitality Academy has gone from strength to strength and is supported by an
increasing number of first-class leaders in the travel and tourism industry. Travel and Hospitality Career Academy, students can take advantage of many
opportunities which will get them into great jobs or land excellent university places. For example, free workshops and conferences such as The Future You
conference in November 2014 and a range of paid internships with the key players in the industry.
Academy members get paid summer internships with leading Travel and Hospitality companies, work experience opportunities and Leadership Development coaching and mentoring from
top industry professionals. The Academy is open to Level 3 learners.
Travel and Tourism learners are already enjoying excellent employment prospects and the Academy will give them even greater
access to very good jobs with highly desirable employers.
Doreen Nsbungu studied Travel and Tourism Level 2 and had already landed a job with Swissport as Ground Handling Agent at Stansted
Airport before she completed her course! Danny Sexton completed Travel and Tourism Level 3 and following his two-week work placement was offered a job at the Grosvenor House Hotel. One of his
first assignments was to help with the BAFTA awards ceremony.
Sophia Montagna from Marriott Hotels said: "This scheme is fantastic for those wanting a career in the travel and tourism industry.
Following the meeting with the College there are other high profile organisations that will now be involved. The scheme is great at highlighting important areas
in hospitality which students may not be aware of and opens doors to different career opportunities. We are really happy to be working with the Academy."
Jane O'Neill Interim Principal and Chief Executive said: "We are delighted to be offering the only Travel and Hospitality Career Academy in London, which will fast-track our learners into great jobs or university