Hospitality is a booming business, with people now travelling more than they ever have before. And yet, in spite of this, employers seem to be having trouble finding employees with the qualifications needed to work in this booming industry.
Getting a degree in hospitality may sound a bit strange, but think about it this way: taking holidays is something everyone enjoys. Even though the hospitality industry is perpetually flourishing, there’s a shortage of qualified hotel managers, chefs and other staff. People are always going to need hotels and restaurants, so jobs in this field are forever in-demand. In fact, jobs in this industry are expected to triple by 2020!
Switzerland, a country well-known for its high-quality hotel and tourism industry, is an excellent destination for those interested in studying hospitality. Boasting breathtaking views and a multi-lingual, diverse culture, Switzerland offers an incredible quality of life and an enriching education experience. On top of this, its convenient location means students are only ever a hop, skip and jump from Europe’s other major travel destinations.
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As if this isn’t enough, Switzerland makes it incredibly easy for hospitality hopefuls to secure qualifications in the field. Swiss Education Group, for example, the country’s alliance of hospitality schools, oversees five fantastic schools with a total of 6,500 students from over 100 countries! Swiss Education Group’s schools are spread across Switzerland, from central cities such as Lucerne and Montreux, to hidden gems like Neuchâtel.
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Even without such fantastic travel opportunities, your classes will be far from boring. The lecturers at Cesar Ritz Colleges are industry professionals from across the globe, all of whom have years of hospitality experience under their belt, giving you the comprehensive education needed to succeed in hospitality.
The education you receive from Hotel Institute Montreux goes far beyond the specialisation you choose to study, whether it’s hotel management, finance, luxury marketing and business management. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in internships, take foreign language courses, and learn about business management and financial planning. HIM also gives you the flexibility to start at one of four times throughout the year – perfect for jetsetters who are constantly on the go.
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Whatever your prospective career path, the Culinary Arts Academy can help you start your journey to become a master chef or a restaurant owner or manager. You’ll learn how to work as part of a team and become fully trained in the European culinary arts. The best part? You’ll undertake a paid internship alongside during your studies! But wait, there’s even more – CAA students have worked in the world renowned Ritz Paris kitchen. At CAA, you’re sure to embark on the educational and employment experiences of a lifetime.
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There’s only one way to learn about five-star service – by going to a five-star school! But you won’t spend three years learning about just hotel management. You’ll experience the ins-and-outs of the industry in-depth, from retail distribution to interior and hotel design. IHTTI School of Hotel Management even has a design studio to give you hands-on experience with interior decorating, a highly transferable skill that will give business graduates a unique advantage in the job market.
The SHMS gives students the chance to choose from two stunning and state-of-the-art campuses in French-speaking Switzerland; the Leysin Campus is situated in two former palace hotels – the Mont-Blanc Palace and the Belvédère, which are linked by a private sky-train. The other campus, Caux, is also a former palace hotel, set in the hills behind beautiful Montreux. Post-WWII, the venue evolved into a reputed Conference Centre before it was finally transformed into a school for Swiss Hotel Management students.
Sound appealing? (Or shall we say appetizing?) We think so too! So if you’re a travel junkie with a taste for the luxurious life, consider studying at any of these Swiss schools. Not only will you learn the skills you’ll need to succeed in pretty much any career, you’ll also open up a world of opportunity for travel and business.
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For more information about Swiss Education Group, check out their website. There, you can find out more about each individual school as well as the academic and career counseling services Swiss Education Group has to offer.