What jobs can I do with a HND in Tourism Management?

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I've recently left uni with a level 5 HND in tourism Management and have just started a new job as a zero hours museum Assistant.

I volunteered in a Tourist information centre for over a year and have done a couple of temporary jobs eg Christmas market.

The job I'm in now though is rarely any more than 2 days a week and I'm not really sure it's for me. There's a "full time" (well 25 hours pro Rata) job doing a role with slightly more authority but fundamentally similar for the same company which I'm contemplating going for.

My question is, am I making the most of a level 5 HND and what sort of jobs require this level of qualification in the tourism industry?

Is is unrealistic to apply for a supervisory or managerial role with only a year (and a bit) experience.

Sorry for the long winded post but the more the merrier I guess?!

Thanks in advance 🙂
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Hi,

I've recently left uni with a level 5 HND in tourism Management and have just started a new job as a zero hours museum Assistant.

I volunteered in a Tourist information centre for over a year and have done a couple of temporary jobs eg Christmas market.

The job I'm in now though is rarely any more than 2 days a week and I'm not really sure it's for me. There's a "full time" (well 25 hours pro Rata) job doing a role with slightly more authority but fundamentally similar for the same company which I'm contemplating going for.

My question is, am I making the most of a level 5 HND and what sort of jobs require this level of qualification in the tourism industry?

Is is unrealistic to apply for a supervisory or managerial role with only a year (and a bit) experience.

Sorry for the long winded post but the more the merrier I guess?!

Thanks in advance 🙂
Out of interest did you flunk 3rd year and they let you have a HND or were you always doing HND? In any event have you thought about getting a top up degree?
With a HND you can go after slightly lower jobs than with a degree and work your way up. Still the same areas.


https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sitestourism.htm
http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/job-se...m/job-profiles
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...el-and-tourism
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Out of interest did you flunk 3rd year and they let you have a HND or were you always doing HND? In any event have you thought about getting a top up degree?
With a HND you can go after slightly lower jobs than with a degree and work your way up. Still the same areas.


https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sitestourism.htm
http://www.careerpilot.org.uk/job-se...m/job-profiles
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...el-and-tourism
Hi - It was only a 2 year course at a small local university. I've considered topping up but because my class sizes were so small (2 in some cases), I don't think I could cope with being a lecture Hall with 100 other people.

Am I right in saying most graduates at degree level go into schemes to become managers - Aldi for example.

The job I'm in now only requires a level 1 qualification and I'm not sure I'm putting my HND to use
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Hi - It was only a 2 year course at a small local university. I've considered topping up but because my class sizes were so small (2 in some cases), I don't think I could cope with being a lecture Hall with 100 other people.

Am I right in saying most graduates at degree level go into schemes to become managers - Aldi for example.

The job I'm in now only requires a level 1 qualification and I'm not sure I'm putting my HND to use
1. OK thats good it still means you have the finance available in case you ever want to top up later in life.

2. I doubt lectures for tourism would be 100 people.

3. I think only the lucky/ top ones get onto an actual graduate scheme. If you get a good class of degree then the advantage is it means you can at least apply for the job/ scheme. They might not accept a HND as sufficient. Look at the job adverts and see what opportunities are there for you.
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