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ENGINNERING ON THE MOVE W Want to see the world and add getting paid into the bargain? You could do worse than to check out opportunities in the travel sector… hen we think about what makes a dream job, “plenty of travel” often comes high up on our lists. And that shouldn’t be a surprise: just think about how much of our own money we spend travelling for pleasure and then imagine earning cash for travelling instead! And they do say “variety is the spice of life” after all, so the prospect of seeing new places and getting paid for the privilege is certainly an attractive one for many of us. But it’s not just the perks that make travel such a great field to work in: demand is higher than ever, with the global travel industry worth an incredible one trillion dollars (about £650 billion) in 2011 and with over a billion international tourism arrivals taking place last year. Yes, times are tough, but any industry of this scale offers huge opportunities. What’s more, the diversity of jobs within the sector is huge: from waiter and stewardess to pilot and ship’s captain, from travel agent to tour guide, from check-in assistant to global marketing executive – there really is something for everyone. Can you se in the pilo e yourself t seat? UP IN THE AIR Say “travel industry” and for many people aviation immediately springs to mind, partly because it’s by far and away the most popular form of international travel and partly because since the dawn of passenger flight this sector has worked very hard to establish an aura of glamour and sophistication. Just look at a typical ad for an airline, for instance: ridiculously attractive staff, often pouring champagne or plumping up a pillow or two (which really bears very little resemblance to the economy-class travel most of us enjoy – or endure). This is still seen as a lifestyle industry and our familiarity with it means we all probably have a few preconceptions about certain jobs in this business. job Get hands-on with a in baggage handling

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2013

Ed's letter
Meet Hilary
Dress for success
Bags of style
Onwards and upwards
The path to enlightenment
On the job
Under operation
Under assessment
Question time
Rising up the ranks
Law and order
Make your search social
On the books
Getting graphic
Sowing the seeds
Making contact
On the move
Going green
Get the cogs turning
Building it up
On the factory floor
Engineering change
Take it up a gear
A rainy-day career
Bank on it
Full house
Talk shop
A clean slate
Hungry work
Quench your thirst
At your leisure
All's fair and square
Head in the clouds
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