Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Orla Gallagher from Failte Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Orla Gallagher

Spa Manager

Failte Ireland

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  Orla Gallagher
If considering a job in this field I think its best to have a therapy background or a caring background. Be prepared to work hard, it takes alot of effort to help create the perfect environment for others to relax in. Work well with others and help your collegues it makes for a friendly workplace and you never know when you will need their assistance. An interest in sales and marketing would also be avantageous, as you must be competitive with other spa's offerings.
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Hospitality management is the practice of the running of hotels, restaurants, and travel and tourism-related business.

As well as hospitality management, this course also covers a language, accounting, hospitality law, statistics, computer systems, and marketing. There is a 6 month work placement between years 3 and 4.

The work load of the course is demanding but rewarding, as most days involve lectures and tutorials from 9 to 5 each day plus additional hours needed for study each evening.

DIT’s BSc in International Hospitality Management produce graduates with all the necessary management, technological and operational skills to meet this demand in the international hospitality industry. Specific in-class modules have also been developed to enhance the international focus of the programme and the international experience of the student.

The curriculum is aimed at developing strong communication, interpersonal, management and leadership skills that have been identified by the hospitality industry as essential for career success.

There are two hundred hours of work placement to complete in first year. Students on the programme will also undertake a six-month professional internship/placement in Year 3 where the opportunity and support to travel abroad to gain professional hospitality experience is offered.

 

Hotel and catering management is the practice of the running of hotels, restaurants, and travel and tourism-related business.

The first two years of this course deal with a broad range of business and hotel and catering related subjects. Students then specialise in either food and beverage management, front office and accommodation management, or conference and leisure management.


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