Bury College Travel and Tourism Student

International Tourism Management student Zoe Kenzitt has secured a place on the 2017 Premier Inn Graduate Scheme which will help her to achieve her career goal of working as an Operations Manager.

Zoe is currently completing the Bury College University Centre International Tourism Management BSc (Hons) degree and is looking forward to progressing her career upon completion of her course. 20 year old Zoe enrolled at Bury College in 2012 where she completed her Level 3 Travel and Tourism and achieved triple distinction stars. Having identified a passion for the travel industry, Zoe was keen to further her studies at the university centre.

The well-established Graduate Programme saw young professionals from across the country compete for a place on the highly competitive training programme. Zoe travelled to London for the gruelling interview process which involved analysing a business case study, creating and presenting a marketing strategy and a 45 minute one-to-one interview. Zoe was congratulated by the judges for scoring on of the highest marks during the one-to-one interview round.

The former Siddal Moor pupil said of her success, “I was so shocked to find out that I had a place on the Graduate Scheme and I am so excited about the different opportunities that are available and how this can help progress my career.”

The yearlong programme will challenge Zoe to complete three months’ work as a team member, three months working in a supervisor position, three months appointed as an assistant manager and three months working as an operations manager. Once Zoe has completed the 12 month programme she will be appointed as manager of a Premier Inn. This will involve managing a team, overseeing financial operations and auditing processes.

Zoe said of her time at Bury College University Centre, “My tutors really pushed me to apply for the scheme and I am so glad that they did! I have received great support and found the small tutor group sizes made the lessons more personable. During my time at the university centre I covered areas such as how to complete a business plan which I used during my interview process. I now feel well prepared for progression.”

Debbie Matthews, Team Leader of Travel Studies at Bury College added, “The college is so proud of Zoe for all her hard work and dedication. As a progressing student, Zoe has always been keen and enthusiastic. She secured a position at Manchester airport as part of her work experience module and we are pleased that she has now successfully achieved her place on the graduate training scheme. We are confident she will do well and wish her the very best of luck.”
For the past 12 months, Zoe has balanced her studies with working at Manchester Airport as a Jet 2 Passenger Service Agent and is now looking forward to moving onto the next stage of her career and securing a job working in management.

For more information about the Bury College University Centre International Tourism Management BSc (Hons) Degree please email

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