Passion for tourism sees career take-off for Staffs graduate

“I’m passionate about travel and the University has given me all the support and industry insight I wouldn’t have gained had I not been on the course."

Jonathon Shenton, BA(Hons) Tourism Management

When Jonathon Shenton graduated with a degree in tourism from Staffordshire University he didn’t have long to wait before seeing his hard work pay off – he started his new job in less than a week.

The 24-year-old from the Staffordshire Moorlands had previously studied Tourism at college and completed an apprenticeship before enrolling on the BA(Hons) Tourism Management which has paved way for his new role with TUI Travel PLC.

Jonathon said: “I’m passionate about travel and the University has given me all the support and industry insight I wouldn’t have gained had I not been on the course.

“A highlight of the course was a trip to Barcelona which was great experience for the group and provided us all with a background how different countries operate in the tourism trade.”

Jonathon, who worked part-time as a Travel Advisor for Thomson Holidays during his course, is now working at TUI’s Head Office within the Social Media department.

He added: “I’ll be involved in the Marketing of the company, customer service and help deliver and promote the products and services to a wide range of people for the increasing number of people who are using social media.”

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