Amy Jones’ UK Hospitality placement

Jan 24, 2023Case Studies

“The process was easy and straight forward with lots of support and you’re put in contact with some of the best hotel chains.” Amy Jones.

Amy is studying International Tourism and Hospitality Business Management at Sheffield Hallam University and working with a five star hotel in the UK for her placement year. 

What’s your background?

I had no hospitality experience. I study tourism and hospitality.

Why did you choose to do a placement year?

So I can put what I learnt at uni into practice and have practical experiences to go alongside my degree.

What are you doing for your placement year?

I’m working at a five star hotel in south east England in Food and Beverage. Afternoon tea services, all day dining and Events.

What work have you done at your host company?

So much, everyday is different and very much depends on what events we have on. We can go from afternoon tea service to doing a dinner or a wedding or a few days exclusive event where a company or individual customer hires the hotel for personal use.

What have you learnt from your placement so far?

I’ve learnt so much, I learn something new each day! From learning to make coffee to ins and outs of operations, how to interact with guests. Setting up for different events, sliver service, wine training, opening and pouring champagne correctly.

What skills or knowledge have you developed from your placement?

How to impress and solve problems when they come up, barrister skills, services knowledge.

What have been the highlights of your placement year so far?

Weddings – how you get to help create these special memories for your customers.

Why did you choose Placement Year International?

The process was easy and straight forward with lots of support and you’re put in contact with some of the best hotel chains.

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