Travel & Tourism
Travel and tourism is an important part of the local economy. Major port-related employers such as P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways have a constant demand for people with hospitality skills, as do the many international cruise lines calling at the Port of Dover. Major attraction-based employers such as English Heritage, along with national hotel chains, local hoteliers, and restaurants, are also looking for people with hospitality skills. Many of these employers have structured career programmes leading to management level careers.
East Kent College has invested heavily in new facilities, including a full mock-up of an aircraft cabin interior. As well as providing the skills for working in the airline industry, these skills are also transferable to many of Dover's shipping and hospitality businesses.
National Careers Service Job Profiles: Airline Customer Service Agent, Cabin Crew, Hotel Receptionist, Hotel Manager, Travel Agent, Tour Manager, Visitor Attraction General Manager
East Kent College, Dover
Canterbury Christ Church College