visit-kentStaff from the Hilton Maidstone Hotel treated tourism students at Herne Bay High School to an insight into the many careers available in the hospitality industry as part of English Tourism Week.

More than 30 students, aged between 15 and 18 years old, met the hotel’s general manager Leonardo Gagliano and area sales manager Paula Ward.

The careers event was organised by Sally Roger, of Visit Kent.

Ms Roger said: “Tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses in Kent play a key role in the county’s economy and offer great opportunities for young people seeking exciting careers”.

“Yet too often students with an interest in tourism and hospitality find it difficult to know exactly what a job involves and what opportunities there are likely to be to build their careers.

“Our solution is to bring top industry people into the schools to talk directly to students about their work, their businesses and how they have developed their own careers.

“The interest and questions shown by the students at Herne Bay High School demonstrated how keen they are to find out more and how seriously they are thinking about the career opportunities open to them.”

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