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TU Dublin’s Hospitality Management program with paid placements

International students can study TU Dublin’s Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management for a year and get paid at the same time for gaining work experience in one of Ireland’s leading hotel groups.

School of Hospitality Management and Tourism’s academic staff had their first ‘Make a Difference Day’ on 14 May at Hugh’s House, a local charity which provides accommodation for families of critically ill children who are long term in-patients of  children’s hospitals in Temple Street, Holles Street or the Coombe.

The Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management in TU Dublin is a one-year program which provides classroom learning and practical, on-the-job training with paid job placements. The program is designed for students who have completed a Level 7 or Level 8 qualification in another discipline (with or without relevant industry experience). It prepares students for supervisory and management roles in the hospitality sector.

Students can earn €9.80 per hour for 20 hours a week during the study term and 40 hours a week during term breaks. Term breaks are usually up to four months in total in every school year. In addition to the study and paid work placement opportunity, students can also opt to apply for a 12-month post-study work visa after successfully completing their program.

International hospitality education experience

TU Dublin has recently partnered with the Gleneagle Group which owns and manages hotels in some of Ireland’s preferred destinations and entertainment hubs.

“Our goal is to provide the best student experience in international hospitality education, through a combined education and work program,” says Dr William Sheehan, head of Gleneagle Group’s Educational Partnerships.

Gleneagle Group’s Events Operations Specialist Gintare Simoliunaite reveals that in 2016, she went to Killarney to gain work experience for her university degree in hospitality management. Aside from the practical application of the theories that she learned as a student, Gintare fell in love with the place because it has the friendliness and sense of safety of a small town but has the vibe and the varied activities of a city. After finishing her studies in Dublin, she decided to relocate to Killarney and gained the best of both worlds.

Students of the Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management at TU Dublin will be based in Killarney which is also the headquarters of the Gleneagle Group.

How to apply

International students who are interested in the Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management program should submit an application to the TU Dublin School of Hospitality Management and Tourism or contact EduCo on or before 1 July to qualify and attend a Skype job interview. Successful applicants should wait for their job offer before paying their tuition fees.

For details on scholarships, fees, IELTS and other requirements, education agents and students may contact their local EduCo representative or check out the EduCo Course Finder.