Over 40 delegates gathered at Leeds Beckett University’s School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management as the two new teaching classrooms were unveiled for the first time. During the grand opening, attendees witnessed a ribbon cutting, before receiving a tour of the Jet2Suite, a brand-new facility designed to give students the skills needed to succeed in the industry. They also heard from guest speakers including Professor Rhodri Thomas, Dean of the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Richard Chambers, HR Director at Jet2.com and Jet2holidays.
The launch of the Jet2Suite follows a partnership agreement between us and Leeds Beckett University and will see students who are studying degrees in International Tourism Management and Hospitality Business Management receive interactive training and seminars in the classrooms.
With over 90 of our colleagues having previously studied at Leeds Beckett University – more than any other university in the country – we have partnered with the establishment more closely, to help upskill students and showcase the job opportunities available to potential future employees.
In addition to white boards and TV screens, one of the classrooms also contains a Hall of Fame, showcasing a series of case studies of graduates who have been successful in gaining employment with us after studying at Leeds Beckett University.
Richard Chambers, HR Director of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are extremely pleased to have partnered with Leeds Beckett University and to open the first Jet2Suite. With a resounding number of colleagues coming from Leeds Beckett University, it felt like a natural fit.
“We are proud to be working with the School more closely, providing them with a comfortable environment to learn in and develop their skills, whilst showcasing the wide range of career opportunities available at Jet2.com and Jet2holidays after graduation. We look forward to seeing the classrooms in action and welcoming many more Leeds Beckett University students in the future!”
Professor Rhodri Thomas, Dean of the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, said: “Our School is committed to providing high quality research-informed vocational education that is relevant to industry. By working with forward-thinking stakeholders like Jet2.com, we want to inspire our students to make a positive difference in the world and to equip them to become the tourism leaders of tomorrow. The creation of the suite is a very conspicuous indicator of how closely we work with industry leaders.”