WELCOME TO THE 2018 HOTEL CAREER EXPO



IT’S TIME TO START YOUR OWN AWESOME HOTEL CAREER STORY!

About the 2018 Hotel Career Expo

The Hotel Career Expo is your opportunity to go behind the scenes of this amazing industry and kickstart your new career with great rewards, internationally renowned training and strong management pathways. Meet highly influential professionals in the hotel industry and discover more about the opportunities available in some of Australia’s best hotels.

The Hotel Career Expo will be held on Monday 7th May 2018 at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and will feature:

  • Six amazing and interactive Career Zones so you can explore all the professional careers that interest you. Explore possible career paths from entry level to senior management, talk with staff already making their way in the industry, watch amazing demonstrations, participate in games and competitions, win prizes and more
  • The “People & Culture Chill Out Zone”, where you can take a load off, grab a coffee, and chat with People & Culture staff from international hotel brands about how you can get your start in the industry
  • The “Hostplus Seminar Zone” – with fascinating seminars running all day on topics including Breaking into your Career and Interviewing for Success
  • Representatives from our 22 participating hotel groups so you can talk about starting your new career
  • Special guest appearances
  • And more!

Your chance to WIN

The Expo will feature heaps of hotel career-themed competitions so you have the chance to win while you explore. Test out your photography and hashtagging skills in the Sales, Marketing and Events zone, take part in a Kahoot quiz while you visit the Hotel Operations zone, showcase those sophisticated tastebuds with a tasting competition in the Culinary zone and more!

Here is just a sample of some of the awesome prizes you’ll have the chance to win on the day:

A day in the life of a chef in the InterContinental Sydney kitchen, followed by dinner for 2 in Cafe Opera or 117 Dining

Accommodation, breakfast and spa treatment for two people at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Accommodation in a City Harbour Room and breakfast for two people at Park Hyatt Sydney

And so much more. Register now to discover where your new hotel career can take you.

Partner offers

The Hotel Career Expo also has some awesome event partners who are passionate about your new career and will be on hand at the Expo with information and offers. Here are a couple of partner offers that may tickle your fancy.

Immerse yourself with William Blue and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS)
When you visit the Torrens University stand, you’ll meet the fabulous team and have the chance to:

  • Score one of 10 places in “Day In The Life” events – an industry immersion experience for school leavers
  • Discuss 2019 School Leaver Scholarships and the HSC Hospitality Revision Day
  • Take interactive digital campus tours

An introduction to coffee course from TAFE NSW – 10 places to be won
Visit the TAFE NSW stand for your chance to win! Simply complete an entry form on the day, telling us in 25 words or less why you would like to attend an ‘Introduction to Coffee’ workshop to the learn the art of making espresso style coffees. The 10 most creative submissions will win. Winners will be able to select from 2018 course dates avaiable in TAFE NSW Hospitality coffee training facilities at participating Sydney campuses.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE 2018 HOTEL CAREER EXPO BE HELD?

The next Expo will be on 7 May 2018 at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE HOTEL CAREER EXPO?

It’s more than just a careers day! The Hotel Career Expo itself is a one-day event with exhibits that allow you to explore all the professional careers that interest you. Be inspired by possible career paths from entry level to senior management, talk with staff already making their way in the industry, watch amazing demonstrations, participate in games and competitions, win prizes and more. There will also be a full day of Seminar Sessions in the Hostplus Seminar Zone, with panel discussions, inspiring speakers and information sessions about a variety of topics.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Anyone who is interested in a career in hotels. We invite high school students, university students, existing hotel staff and anyone who is looking for a career change to come and see the world that awaits in hotels. Parents/carers are very welcome to accompany students. Teachers and Career Advisors are also welcome, on their own or with their student groups.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Entry is free but you must register to attend.

HOW CAN I REGISTER?

Registration is quick and easy. Click here to register your details!

WHAT IF I’M ALREADY REGISTERED FROM THE HOTEL LIVE EXPERIENCE?

Then you’re already registered for the Hotel Career Expo! All you’ll need to do is login to your account to select your arrival time and the seminars you’d like to attend. A separate email has been sent to remind you of your login details.

WHY DO I HAVE TO PICK AN ARRIVAL TIMESLOT?

To ensure you get the most out of your time at the Hotel Career Expo, including spending quality time receiving advice and guidance from our amazing staff, we ask all registrants to nominate an arrival time slot. Once you arrive at the Expo, you can spend as much time exploring as you like.

I’M A TEACHER / CAREER ADVISOR BRINGING A SCHOOL GROUP. HOW DO I REGISTER?

School groups are very welcome and will need to be registered by the attending teacher. Students who are coming as part of your group do not have to register their details separately. During the registration process, you will be asked for the approximate number of people in your group including yourself, any other teachers, and students. Actual numbers will need to be confirmed in April. This Expo is very popular, we recommend you register as soon as possible to secure your preferred timeslot and seminar session/s.

Click here to download our A4 information brochure. 

The Hotel Career Expo is your opportunity to join this growing industry and kickstart your new career with great rewards, internationally renowned training and strong management pathways.

ABOUT THE 2016 HOTEL CAREER EXPO

The inaugural Hotel Career Expo was held in Sydney in May 2016, and over 1,000 ambitious and talented young job seekers were inspired to attend and take the first step in pursuing a rewarding professional career in the hotel industry. Attendees were able to meet potential future employers and gain advice about how to climb the hotel career ladder, not just from managers but also from young and successful individuals, currently working in the industry.

Major hotel names including Accor, Shangri-La and Marriott put their normally competitive streaks aside, to join together to shine a light on the many and diverse professional careers available – from events and marketing, to engineering and finance in the hotel industry.

“We were very excited to be able to provide such an event to young people, who want a head start in the industry. All the top hotels and industry leaders have thrown their weight behind this initiative and only by working together have we been able to achieve such a great result.” Carol Giuseppi, CEO of TAA

The Hostplus Education Zone featured seminars covering a range of topics designed to answer questions about the hotel industry and six Career Booths gave attendees the opportunity to access relevant information and an opportunity to speak to decision makers in relation to specific career paths.

We also gave away stays in luxury hotels including QT Sydney, Park Hyatt, InterContinental, Four Seasons, Meriton Serviced Apartments, Hilton Sydney and Crown Metropol Melbourne to seven lucky winners in “Explore, Collect & Win”.

And all eligible Expo attendees were  invited to apply for one of three scholarships valued at over $10,000, offered by Sydney TAFE, with the winners given the opportunity to complete the acclaimed Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT50416).

In 2017/18 we will be building on the solid foundations set during the 2016 campaign to continue to change perceptions of the hotel industry as an aspirational career choice and engage the professional superstars who will contribute to the future growth of the industry.

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