Maximising the hospitality management student workplace experience: A case study

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Placement is an important component of third levelhospitality management programmes and is one of themost vital experiences on which graduates base theircareer aspirations. The effect of changing demographics onthe workforce is likely to have an impact on the wayhospitality employers recruit and retain managers. Atpresent, however, significant numbers of graduates areturning their backs on the industry. The onus is on educatorsand industry to ensure that the placement experienceis as rewarding as possible. Presents a developing modelof good practice based on the tripartite relationshipbetween the University of Ulster, the student and RyanHotels. Demonstrates the need for colleges to build upsuccessful relationships with individual companies andcalls on colleges to invest the necessary resources in theplacement function. Companies must develop a professionalattitude towards placement and students should bepositive and forthright in their attitude to the wholeprocess.
LanguageEnglish
Pages13-17
JournalEducation and Training
Volume37
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Fingerprint

workplace
graduate
industry
management
best practice
employer
experience
student
manager
resources

Cite this

@article{8ba4c753278f4feebc7320e7fb39c330,
title = "Maximising the hospitality management student workplace experience: A case study",
abstract = "Placement is an important component of third levelhospitality management programmes and is one of themost vital experiences on which graduates base theircareer aspirations. The effect of changing demographics onthe workforce is likely to have an impact on the wayhospitality employers recruit and retain managers. Atpresent, however, significant numbers of graduates areturning their backs on the industry. The onus is on educatorsand industry to ensure that the placement experienceis as rewarding as possible. Presents a developing modelof good practice based on the tripartite relationshipbetween the University of Ulster, the student and RyanHotels. Demonstrates the need for colleges to build upsuccessful relationships with individual companies andcalls on colleges to invest the necessary resources in theplacement function. Companies must develop a professionalattitude towards placement and students should bepositive and forthright in their attitude to the wholeprocess.",
author = "Una McMahon-Beattie and U Quinn",
note = "Reference text: 1 Employment Department, Employment in the 1990s, CMND 540, HMSO, London, 1988. 2 National Economic Development Office and the Training Commission, Young People in the Labour Market: A Challenge for the 1990s, NEDO, London, 1988. 3 National Economic Development Office and The Training Agency, Defusing the Demographic Timebomb, NEDO, London, 1989. 4 Quinn, J. and Purcell, K., “Exploring the education – employment equation in hospitality management: a comparison of graduates and HNDs”, Proceedings of the Third Annual CHME Research Conference, Napier University, Edinburgh, April 1994. 5 Barron, P. and Maxwell. G., “Students’ perceptions of the hospitality Industry – reality or chimera?”, Proceedings of the Second Annual CHME Research Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, April 1993. 6 National Economic Development Council, Developing Managers For Tourism , NEDO, London, 1991. 7 Hotel and Catering Training Company, Meeting Competency Needs Now and in the Future, HCTC, London, 1992. 8 Leslie, D., “Hospitality industry industrial placement and personnel management”, The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 11 No. 1, January 1991, pp. 63-73. 9 Davies, L., Experience-based Learning within the Curriculum: A Synthesis Study, CNAA, Sheffield, 1990. 10 Department for Education, Higher Technology Education (The Percy Report), HMSO, London, 1945. 11 McQuade, P. and Graessle. L., Making the Most of Work Experience, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990. 12 Smith, D., “How do we develop a working relationship between the colleges and the hotel and catering industry to mutual advantage” (Moet and Chandon Scholarship Winner), Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry, London, February 1994. 17 Maximizing the hospitality management student work placement experience Una McMahon and Ursula Quinn Education + Training Volume 37 · Number 4 · 1995 · 13–17",
year = "1995",
language = "English",
volume = "37",
pages = "13--17",
journal = "Education and Training",
issn = "0040-0912",
number = "4",

}

Maximising the hospitality management student workplace experience: A case study. / McMahon-Beattie, Una; Quinn, U.

In: Education and Training, Vol. 37, No. 4, 1995, p. 13-17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Maximising the hospitality management student workplace experience: A case study

AU - McMahon-Beattie, Una

AU - Quinn, U

N1 - Reference text: 1 Employment Department, Employment in the 1990s, CMND 540, HMSO, London, 1988. 2 National Economic Development Office and the Training Commission, Young People in the Labour Market: A Challenge for the 1990s, NEDO, London, 1988. 3 National Economic Development Office and The Training Agency, Defusing the Demographic Timebomb, NEDO, London, 1989. 4 Quinn, J. and Purcell, K., “Exploring the education – employment equation in hospitality management: a comparison of graduates and HNDs”, Proceedings of the Third Annual CHME Research Conference, Napier University, Edinburgh, April 1994. 5 Barron, P. and Maxwell. G., “Students’ perceptions of the hospitality Industry – reality or chimera?”, Proceedings of the Second Annual CHME Research Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, April 1993. 6 National Economic Development Council, Developing Managers For Tourism , NEDO, London, 1991. 7 Hotel and Catering Training Company, Meeting Competency Needs Now and in the Future, HCTC, London, 1992. 8 Leslie, D., “Hospitality industry industrial placement and personnel management”, The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 11 No. 1, January 1991, pp. 63-73. 9 Davies, L., Experience-based Learning within the Curriculum: A Synthesis Study, CNAA, Sheffield, 1990. 10 Department for Education, Higher Technology Education (The Percy Report), HMSO, London, 1945. 11 McQuade, P. and Graessle. L., Making the Most of Work Experience, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990. 12 Smith, D., “How do we develop a working relationship between the colleges and the hotel and catering industry to mutual advantage” (Moet and Chandon Scholarship Winner), Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry, London, February 1994. 17 Maximizing the hospitality management student work placement experience Una McMahon and Ursula Quinn Education + Training Volume 37 · Number 4 · 1995 · 13–17

PY - 1995

Y1 - 1995

N2 - Placement is an important component of third levelhospitality management programmes and is one of themost vital experiences on which graduates base theircareer aspirations. The effect of changing demographics onthe workforce is likely to have an impact on the wayhospitality employers recruit and retain managers. Atpresent, however, significant numbers of graduates areturning their backs on the industry. The onus is on educatorsand industry to ensure that the placement experienceis as rewarding as possible. Presents a developing modelof good practice based on the tripartite relationshipbetween the University of Ulster, the student and RyanHotels. Demonstrates the need for colleges to build upsuccessful relationships with individual companies andcalls on colleges to invest the necessary resources in theplacement function. Companies must develop a professionalattitude towards placement and students should bepositive and forthright in their attitude to the wholeprocess.

AB - Placement is an important component of third levelhospitality management programmes and is one of themost vital experiences on which graduates base theircareer aspirations. The effect of changing demographics onthe workforce is likely to have an impact on the wayhospitality employers recruit and retain managers. Atpresent, however, significant numbers of graduates areturning their backs on the industry. The onus is on educatorsand industry to ensure that the placement experienceis as rewarding as possible. Presents a developing modelof good practice based on the tripartite relationshipbetween the University of Ulster, the student and RyanHotels. Demonstrates the need for colleges to build upsuccessful relationships with individual companies andcalls on colleges to invest the necessary resources in theplacement function. Companies must develop a professionalattitude towards placement and students should bepositive and forthright in their attitude to the wholeprocess.

M3 - Article

VL - 37

SP - 13

EP - 17

JO - Education and Training

T2 - Education and Training

JF - Education and Training

SN - 0040-0912

IS - 4

ER -