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The opportunities to work in this dynamic industry are vast. The HBAA is committed to promoting from within and to elevate the meetings industry to a broader reach; schools and colleges, universities and making sure that tomorrow’s leaders are attracted to this sector of the tourism industry.

A career in the hospitality and events industry can be rewarding and challenging. You can enter the Industry directly from school or through further education, having taken either an apprenticeship or a degree.

Many people enter with a background in hospitality, travel or event management, although others come to the sector with a general business qualification.

There are worthwhile careers in all the usual business disciplines - HR, marketing, finance etc, as well as specialised opportunities related specifically to the sector.