June 2020

Rahul’s Story

By Rahul Gautam

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Rahul Gautam

Having the chance to put training into practice in the real world was a key factor for Rahul in pursuing a hospitality career through his studies at University College Birmingham.

Completing a master's degree in Hospitality Management, he went on to serve as food and beverage manager for Indian luxury hotel group Aman Resorts, sourcing food and drink ingredients for customers and overseeing staff development.

"I chose University College Birmingham because it is a leading university for hospitality courses," he said. "My whole course was very enlightening, but the best part was finding real-life industry examples to use within my studies.

"I have found that the knowledge I learned on my course can be applied to my day-to-day work."

Travelling to France for a course project observing hospitality structure at Disneyland Paris was also a highlight for Rahul, who explained how his studies helped him discover the essential qualities needed for work in the sector.

"The course was a great combination of presentations, independent study and off-site assignments that made for exciting learning," he said.

“Studying at University College Birmingham taught me that, to succeed in the hospitality industry, you need to be patient, focused and have a positive attitude."

*Now International Hospitality Management

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