We can prove it! Our unique student networking event (13 March 2017 Novotel London West) can help to boost your career prospects.
Now in its seventh year, Passion4Hospitality provides an action-packed day of career-focused activities and networking to get hospitality students off to a flying start in industry.
One of the key activities on the day is the debating competition, which sees the two finalist teams go head-to-head in a live battle of wits, public speaking and persuasive skills.
Participating in Passion4Hospitality can often be the start of exciting developments.
For Simrian Kur, it led to a direct contact with a BaxterStorey manager (Thomas Kilroy MIH), a company she was very interested in working for.
“A website can only tell you so much, but a person who works for the company can tell you much more about what it’s really like day-to-day,” she said.
After meeting at P4H Simrian and Thomas soon became work colleagues. In fact Simrian has worked for BaxterStorey ever since taking part in the P4H 2012 student debate. Today she is the BaxterStorey restaurant manager at City law firm Herbert Smith Freehill.
For Elsje Hugo (pictured near left), who won the debate in 2015 with her University of Derby colleagues, the experience led to lasting friendship.
She said: “We’re still very much in contact even though we are all so far from each other. The wonders of the competition built a stronger bond and friendship than we could ever have imagined.”
Today, Elsje is working as a cellar door manager at the De Grendel Wine Estate in Capetown, South Africa.
On the Bournemouth University winning team last year, Laura Ricciotti (pictured second from left) is now working in the kitchen of the Michelin-starred Berlin restaurant Nobelhardt & Schmutzig. Rachael Stevens (pictured holding trophy) is now a management trainee with Elite Hotels and she is returning to P4H this year as a judge of the debating competition.
Passion4Hospitality 2017 is headline-sponsored by the University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) and takes place on Monday 13 March at Novotel London West, Hammersmith.
P4H 2017 is FREE to attend. For further details click here