Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Graduate Interview Questions and Tips

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

"Just be yourself You can learn all the professional skills, but you can not change your personality."
Graduate trainee, at InterContinental Hotels Group
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"Be yourself and be prepared to move a lot."
International Graduate Leadership Programme, at TUI Travel PLC
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"This was actually the first grad scheme I applied to, there will be moments in your application where you might feel a bit (very) uncomfortable, but you will get an awful lot out of it. They're not going to ask you to outline a customer retention strategy through interpretive dance (although someone genuinely did that) or record a cringe worthy application video (again someone did), but you are going to be stretched mentally and creatively so enjoy it and good luck."
Online and Marketing Graduate, at Paddy Power
"Prepare for the verbal and numerical reasoning test and go to as many assessment centres as you can, as practicing assessment centres can make you more calm on the day."
International Graduate Leadership Programme, at TUI Travel PLC
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"Do some practical work experience i.e. traineeships. Enlarge your knowledge by reading human resources and leadership books."
Assistant HR and Training Manager, IHG Europe at InterContinental Hotels Group
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"Research the company to give you more of an idea of what we really want, we're not like other companies, show your personality, look into competitors"
Graduate Manager in training, at Firmdale Hotels
"Read about the industry, so you are always up to date with our industry. Hotel & Caterer website, Big Hospitality, Restaurant Magazine. Learn about Firmdale's culture. Experience other hotels and restaurants and love what you do."
Graduate Management Trainee, at Firmdale Hotels
"To be positive and motivated"
Events Supervisor, at Firmdale Hotels
"-assessment centre preparation -BE YOURSELF"
IHG Future Leaders Program/Duty Manager, Front Office at InterContinental Hotels Group
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"Be yourself. Push yourself."
Graduate Manager, at Carluccio's
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