Higher Certificate in Arts in Hospitality Studies graduate Siobhan O'Grady tells us how placement opened her eyes to the world of hospitality
"I have really enjoyed the course as a whole, and the subjects it entails. Coming to Waterford from Kilkenny has been a positive experience.
The transition of moving from secondary school to third level education in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has given me a great sense of independence.
The lecturers are good to help you out, they don't baby you but they do try to help if they can with any advice.
I have made friends that I hope to keep for life, and the class has had some fun nights out. There are plenty of clubs and societies available to join, but the cherry on top has been the work placement.
I got paid summer work placement in the Four Star Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Galway City. It has opened my eyes to the world of hospitality and has taught me a lot over the last few months."
Study the Higher Certificate in Arts Hospitality Studies at WIT
The Higher Certificate in Arts Hospitality Studies at WIT is a two-year, level 6, full-time course qualifies students for multi-skilled employment in the hospitality industry at a professional level.
WIT has world class facilities which allows students to learn practical and applied skills in specially designed service restaurants, demonstration theatres, teaching kitchens and language laboratories.
The graduates will have a strong foundation in the operational skills and junior management techniques, which are essential for supervisory positions in the hospitality sector.