The tourism sector needs people with good customer service and people skills, with plenty of opportunity for those people to progress quickly to management. With Kent being the ‘Garden of England’ and home to a number of tourist destinations and employers, it is a sector that employs around 55,000 people in Kent alone, is projected to grow by 7% by 2020 across all occupations and one of the priority areas for the South-East.
The knowledge and extensive industry experience that the tutors at West Kent College have within travel and tourism, means that you will learn in a variety of interesting ways and benefit from a range of integrated work placements and visits. All of this will equip you to succeed in what is an exciting and vibrant industry working as an Activities Planner, Air Cabin Crew, Cruise Ship Steward, Event Planner, Holiday Leader, Holiday Rep, Hotel Manager, Leisure Centre Assistant, Reservations Assistant, Tour Manager, Tourist Information Officer and Travel Agent. These are just some of the careers you can progress to from qualifications in Travel and Tourism.