About the 2018 Hotel Career Expo

What a day! Hundreds of students, graduates and young professionals took the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the amazing hotel industry at the Hotel Career Expo which was held at Sofitel Wentworth Sydney on Monday 7 May 2018. Attendees were able to find out more about what a career in hotels could look like, get hot tips and insider information on how to get a foot in the door and make invaluable connections with key industry personnel.

The Hostplus Education Zone was inspiring, educational and plenty of laughs were shared. Myths were busted and fascinating topics including ‘Breaking into your Career’ and ‘Interviewing for Success’ armed attendees with information that will help them stand out from the crowd. Q&A time also provided the chance for burning questions to be asked, but only those fortunate enough to attend know the answers!

On top of the education, information and networking, fun was had, and prizes won! Anna Polyviou, famed pastry chef of the Shangri-La Hotel, talked to eager students about the culinary possibilities in hotels and was more than happy to partake in plenty of selfies. Competition winners went home with incredible prizes ranging from “A day in the life…” money-can’t-buy experiences, to nights of accommodation, spa treatments and high teas.

A very special thank you to our Partners who provided some incredible offers for attendees. William Blue and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) gave attendees the chance to win one of ten “Day In The Life” events – an industry immersion experience for school leavers. TAFE NSW gave attendees the chance to win one of ten introduction to coffee courses.

Finally, we hope you made the most of 22 hotel brands under the one roof. The major hotel names put competition aside, to join together to shine a light on the many and diverse professional careers available. 

The great news is your Hotel Career Expo experience doesn't have to end!

Our website is a great place to find out more about the career opportunities in hotels and continue what you started at the Expo.

Our Real Stories: You may well have met some of our Real Stories on the booths at the Expo or heard from them in a seminar. Continue to be inspired by some of the most professional, dedicated staff Sydney hotels have to offer. They share what it’s really like to work in hotels – including the perks, the myths and the different ways you can get your start! Read more to find out how and why these amazing young people started their career in hotels, what they have achieved so far and what they love so much about working in hotels! CLICK HERE

Graduate and Recruitment ProgramsThe hotel industry is dedicated to recruiting, training, developing and retaining high quality staff. Many of our participating hotel groups offer these programs which allow students to immerse themselves in the culture of the hotel as they learn the ropes. Great news for graduates! From leadership development programs, to internships and entry-level jobs, find out how you can get your foot in the door of the hotel industry with these graduate and recruitment programs. Check out our website to find out more and apply. CLICK HERE

Career Path ViewerWhat could your awesome career look like? Stop wondering and find out! Whether you’re at high school, studying at TAFE, university, or a private college, a young professional or even looking to retrain. Find out what you could be responsible for, what your career path might look like, what your future could hold, and some hot tips of where to go next. CLICK HERE

Current Hotel Vacancies: Find out what roles are available now or keep this link handy for when you’re ready to look! Our 22 participating hotel brands are proud to be part of this important initiative. Find out more about these incredible industry stalwarts and view the latest vacancies on their job boards. Go to our website. CLICK HERE

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