Reassessing employer expectations of graduates in UK travel services

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93257
Title:
Reassessing employer expectations of graduates in UK travel services
Authors:
Major, B. (Bridget); Evans, N. G. (Nigel)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Teesside Business School.
Citation:
Major, B. and Evans, N. G. (2008) 'Reassessing employer expectations of graduates in UK travel services', International Journal of Tourism Research, 10 (5), pp.409-422.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
International Journal of Tourism Research
Issue Date:
Sep-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93257
DOI:
10.1002/jtr.670
Abstract:
This article sets out to ascertain travel and tourism industries employers' views on degrees. Research of this kind and on this scale has not previously been carried out and a large scale survey of industry views was conducted with key issues identified and discussed. These cover topics such as the employment of graduates within the UK travel services industry, views on their contribution and appropriateness, the types of skills that such degrees provide, salary scales and graduate training schemes. Current government policy on widening participation in higher education (HE) and its impact on industry skills is also evaluated. The issue of the provision of tourism curricula and their content has at the beginning of 2007 once again been pushed centre stage. This is as a result of the increasing scrutiny of the Sector Skills organisation People 1st and the launch of the government's new vocational diplomas in 2008. The findings in this article are pertinent for government bodies and educators alike and have previously been shared with the Sector Skills organisation and Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in addressing HE in tourism.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
tourism; education; degrees; employer; skills; curriculum; graduates; employment
ISSN:
1099-2340; 1522-1970
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 01/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 01/03/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMajor, B. (Bridget)en
dc.contributor.authorEvans, N. G. (Nigel)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-01T11:02:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-01T11:02:30Z-
dc.date.issued2008-09-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Tourism Research; 10 (5): 409-422en
dc.identifier.issn1099-2340-
dc.identifier.issn1522-1970-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/jtr.670-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93257-
dc.description.abstractThis article sets out to ascertain travel and tourism industries employers' views on degrees. Research of this kind and on this scale has not previously been carried out and a large scale survey of industry views was conducted with key issues identified and discussed. These cover topics such as the employment of graduates within the UK travel services industry, views on their contribution and appropriateness, the types of skills that such degrees provide, salary scales and graduate training schemes. Current government policy on widening participation in higher education (HE) and its impact on industry skills is also evaluated. The issue of the provision of tourism curricula and their content has at the beginning of 2007 once again been pushed centre stage. This is as a result of the increasing scrutiny of the Sector Skills organisation People 1st and the launch of the government's new vocational diplomas in 2008. The findings in this article are pertinent for government bodies and educators alike and have previously been shared with the Sector Skills organisation and Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in addressing HE in tourism.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 01/03/2010]en
dc.subjecttourismen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.subjectdegreesen
dc.subjectemployeren
dc.subjectskillsen
dc.subjectcurriculumen
dc.subjectgraduatesen
dc.subjectemploymenten
dc.titleReassessing employer expectations of graduates in UK travel servicesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Teesside Business School.en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Tourism Researchen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 01/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardMajor, B. and Evans, N. G. (2008) 'Reassessing employer expectations of graduates in UK travel services', International Journal of Tourism Research, 10 (5), pp.409-422.-
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