The employability of leisure and hospitality graduates

NIELD, Kevin (2011). The employability of leisure and hospitality graduates. In: EuroCHRIE conference proceedings. American College of Management, 433-442.

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This paper examines the notion of graduate employability. It does it by examining the work of Yorke and Knight (2004) on graduate employability. In addition, it seeks to examine the importance of Higher Education (HE) and work experience in developing employability skills and attributes. To enable to achieve its aims the paper uses qualitative research in the form of six focus groups that were held at Oxford Brookes and Sheffield Hallam Universities. The paper concludes that all of Yorke and Knight’s employability attributes may be of importance to the employability of hospitality and leisure graduates and that the roles of HE and work experience are vital in developing the skills and attributes that are necessary for graduate employability.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 29th Annual EuroCHRIE Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia “Tourism and Hospitality,Drivers of Transition” October 19th-22nd, 2011 Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Pedagogic Research and Innovation
Page Range: 433-442
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 17:29
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2021 00:16

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