7 Lucky Reasons for Studying Hospitality in New Zealand!
Sep 18, 2020
Hospitality programmes are affordably priced
Compared to other study programmes – hospitality qualifications are comparatively less expensive. There are many providers at University, Polytechnic, and Private Tertiary level which keeps the industry competitive.
Hospitality programmes are shorter
A bachelor’s degree requires at least 3 years of study before a student is really ready to join the workforce in their relevant field of study whereas to get a good grasp of Hospitality management, a student only needs to study for 2 years. The hospitality field is unique in that students can start a career in hospitality while they are studying it. Additionally, the skills learned in class can be applied to a hospitality job, and the skills learned on the job can be used in classes too. A career can already be moving forward while a student is still studying
Hospitality qualifications are transferrable and open-up work and study pathways
Quality hospitality practises are standard – they don’t lend themselves to being subjective or open to interpretation. Because of this, it’s very simple, fast, and straightforward for both employers and education establishments to know if a graduate is a good fit. The core principles can be useful wherever you are in the world
Hospitality programmes are friendly to your finances
As already mentioned – hospitality programmes are shorter, and are optimised when students have an additional hospitality type job while they’re studying. The combination of the shorter study time with the relevant job helps keep your finances in a good place during your student years (and we haven’t even talked about raises and promotions from all the great ideas brought from the classes to work!).
Hospitality as an industry is faring well under COVID-19
This is to say that the bars, restaurants, and cafes which responded to the challenges with creative problem solving solutions to their businesses are enduring successfully. These businesses have worked around the challenges with creative problem-solving and have taken advantage of customer demand in new and interesting ways. Also many countries, including New Zealand, have governments that have provided extra financial support for hospitality businesses, and that backing has helped keep a lot of hospitality businesses afloat and a lot of people employed.
Hospitality programmes give students good skills for a multitude of opportunities
The skills in hospitality can equip students to work successfully in many different types of situations – from a trendy metropolitan restaurant in Auckland, to a vineyard’s tasting room in Marlborough. From working in the hospitality field anywhere in the world from Wellington, to Washington. Wherever there is food and beverage job requirements, there will be a need for people with hospitality skills including: event management, childcare centres, hotels and resorts, or even a business of your very own!
Hospitality is an easy avenue into experiencing New Zealand
As mentioned, the number of opportunities for work or study in New Zealand when students have a hospitality degree are wide, varied, and exciting! You don’t have to limit yourself to living in a major city, you have the luxury to go anywhere in this multi-cultural multi-faceted country and you should be able to find work with a hospitality degree… even if you make your own job! This is because there are hospitality jobs and venues all over the country and New Zealanders love trying new and exotic foods from all over the world, making it an industry that keeps growing despite the difficulties. Use it as your ticket to explore!