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 yourself.
Finance Future Leader, Finance at InterContinental Hotels Group
Application Advice: Be patient and be yourself.
Interview Advice: Be yourself.
IHG Future leader, Food and Beverage at InterContinental Hotels Group
Application Advice: Be passionate about what you are doing. It is a beautiful programme, full of opportunities, but it demands hard-work and if you don't love it, you won't put up with it.
Interview Advice: Be yourself.
Graduate - Future Leader, Rooms Division at InterContinental Hotels Group
Application Advice: Be yourself.
Interview Advice: Give one example of when you had to act like a leader.
Future Leader, Food and Beverage at InterContinental Hotels Group
Application Advice: The KFC workplace have so many opportunities to progress in a career. I started when I was 17 as a team member, now I'm an 18 year old Team Leader. I'm so proud to be one of the youngest in the country working for KFC (Team Leader).
Level 3 Apprenticeship in hospitality and leadership - Apprentice, at KFC UK & Ireland
Application Advice: Have patience and everything will come together in the end.
Interview Advice: Be yourself.
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership - Apprentice, at KFC UK & Ireland
Application Advice: I would say to work hard. Being on the apprenticeship programme a lot more is expected from you, other team members will learn from how you act. You have to set a good example. You have to have good time management and always look presentable e.g. Name badge, clean uniform.
Interview Advice: Learn about the company before hand to show that you have an interest in joining. Express how the apprenticeship would benefit you and your career growth.
Level 2 Hospitality and Catering Services - Apprentice , at KFC UK & Ireland
Application Advice: To show your leadership/communication/team work skills at the same time.
Graduate Scheme, Marketing at Merlin Entertainments
Application Advice: if you are happy working with different customers then this is the job for you.
Interview Advice: What different skills can you bring to the team.
Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership, Fast Food at KFC UK & Ireland
Application Advice: The video interview is really not that scary. Just breathe and answer as honestly and clearly as you can. Structure is key!
Interview Advice: Be yourself. Cannot stress this enough. If you try to be who you believe Merlin wants you to be, it will show! Relax and be confident in yourself. Showing qualities of leadership is valued.
Graduate Marketing Trainee, Marketing at Merlin Entertainments