Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Graduate Application & Interview Tips

This page provides you with application and interview advice provided directly by graduates working in Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

Application Advice: Be ambitious, be flexible and adaptable as it's a fast changing environment.
Interview Advice: PH Agenda in Local Area Being up to date with the most relevant nutritional knowledge Any experience with children/young people? How would you apply the experience you have to this job?
Nutritionist, Chartwells at Compass Group
Application Advice: Be yourself. Whitbread are looking for a certain personality, not experience. They believe they can teach the business side of things, they are looking for management qualities.
Interview Advice: Do your research into Whitbread. Create a SWOT analysis as this is often important in showing an understanding of the hospitality trade.
Whitbread Graduate Operations Manager, Graduate Management at Whitbread
Application Advice: Really try to communicate your passion for food services.
Interview Advice: Be as good a listener as you are a speaker on the day!
Graduate Manager, Mobile at Compass Group
Application Advice: Application: write clear and detailed answers-tell us how you contributed and what was the outcome, what did you learn? Don't copy and paste your CV! Read up on video interview tips - here's a few: Wear smart clothes, beware of the timer, practice to yourself out loud before starting.
Interview Advice: Show us your passion and interest for IT, relate your examples to past experience. What do you do in your spare time that relates to your career path?
IT Graduate Leadership Scheme, IT at TUI Group
Application Advice: Be yourself. Positivity and enthusiasm is crucial to excelling and enjoying any role.
Interview Advice: Fail to prepare means preparing to fail. Do you research and show genuine interest.
Graduate, Graduate at Firmdale Hotels
Application Advice: Make sure you visit the different PH properties and get a real feel for the company you are applying to work for & the kind of seemless service you will be delivering.
Interview Advice: Preperation is key - read up about the company and do your research. Make sure to read the PH Hotels Blog as it is really helpful! Research the hotel industry such as the main competitors, and keep abreast of the developments in the market place.
Graduate Manager, Edinburgh at The PH Group
Application Advice: Emphasize why this programme and the company is right for you, show that you've thought about it.
Interview Advice: As cliché as it sounds, be yourself! If this programme is right for you they will see it, it is only fair for all that you stay yourself. Chances are if you don't get selected it's not right for you, but the people you meet throughout the selection process will give you good feedback and career advice - perhaps even an opportunity for another job in IHG.
Future Leader Revenue Management, Revenue Management at InterContinental Hotels Group
Application Advice: Must be willing to put in hard work. Trust me... It's worth it.
Interview Advice: Be prepared, learn the company values. Relax and enjoy learning all about PH.
Graduate Manager, at The PH Group
Application Advice: Prepare yourself for a challenging journey ahead, focus on doing your best and enjoy working.
Interview Advice: Be yourself, show your passion for the industry.
Graduate manager, Sales at The PH Group
Application Advice: Be yourself, be passionate and embrace who you are, that's what Firmdale want to see- they want your personality.
Interview Advice: Ask questions, research, be interested.
Management graduate trainee, Covent garden at Firmdale Hotels