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How to gain real-world hospitality experience before graduating

Hospitality is a booming industry with plentiful jobs and many skills transferable from other careers, however employers often lack the time and resources to train staff.

How can you gain practical hospitality experience before you get the job? Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is one way to get real-world experience while studying.

What is Work Integrated Learning (WIL)?

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a core component of Le Cordon Bleu study programmes. Supported by the Industry Engagement Team students engage in work placements to consolidate their in-class learning and gain real-world industry experience.

In a Le Cordon Bleu Bachelor’s degree, students undertake two 600-hour placements, an industry placement is also included in the culinary arts and Master's programmes. Students are supported by the Le Cordon Bleu Industry Engagement Team during WIL and are encouraged to reflect on their personal and professional growth with a focus on their career aspirations.

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Creating work-ready graduates

Le Cordon Bleu has a network of 2100 industry partners, including luxury hotels, leading establishments and international brands. With opportunities to network with Le Cordon Bleu’s industry partners, you can make meaningful career connections and learn from industry's best before you graduate. After completing your degree, you'll be equipped with the experience you need to be a high-performing, work-ready graduate.

Talk to Le Cordon Bleu about how you can become a work-ready graduate.


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