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Direct employment

Is any job at any level in a travel and tourism business or organisation such as an airline or hotel, even if it’s a businesses support roles like Human Resources

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Indirect employment

Is any job in an industry that supports the travel and tourism industry, such as in industries like hospitality and retailing

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Types of roles available in the industry

Customer facing
Support and administration
Graduates programmes or trainees
Managerial and supervisory

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Customer facing

Deal directly with customers face to face, over the telephone and over the internet such as an agent in a tour operators call centre

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Support and administration

Enable the business or organisation to function and complete its aims, such as a Human Resources advisor working for a chain of travel agencies

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Graduate programmes or trainees

People in these roles are recruited for and trained in a particular specialism such as air traffic control

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Managerial and supervisory

Manage or supervise the work of other employees, such as a call centre manager or the manager of a travel agent retail store

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What are the different ways to enter a travel and tourism career?

-internships - a short period of experience with some lag pay and expenses
-apprenticing - combining further raining with work
-management trainee schemes - usually for graduates but sometimes for students who have completed a BTEC National
-starting at a low level and working up to supervisory or management roles

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Direct employment in transport principals

Airlines employ personnel such as air crew (pilots), customer-facing cabin crew for example flight attendants, and a supporting maintenance crew (engineers)
Cruise ships - wide range of jobs not directly related to tourism - beauticians,doctors, chefs
Traditional customer facing - port presenters who arrange excursions at different destinations

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Direct employment at transport hubs and gateways - airports

Airport
-check in
-customer facing - customer problems and queries
-baggage handling
-security screening
Some of these require few qualifications (baggage handling) unskilled and low paid
Graduates - operations management, air traffic control highly skilled and high pay