ITB Career Centre: the Ideal Marketplace for Tomorrow’s Tourism Professionals

ITB Career Centre features wide-ranging information on university courses, starting a career and advanced training. The German Federal Employment Agency is the exclusive partner and the – ITB Berlin Convention features the Young Professionals Day and a new event: the Company Slam.

The ITB Career Centre is offering students, graduates and those in search of a new career all kinds of opportunities to find out about their job chances in the tourism industry. The place to head is hall 11.1, where more than 50 national and international exhibitors will be represented, including universities, colleges and professional academies presenting tourism and advanced training courses, as well as employers in search of industry newcomers.

This year, international participation in the hall will be even higher than in past years. Universities from Hong Kong and Latvia will be represented for the first time. On Thursday, March 8 and Saturday, March 10, an elevator pitch presenting bachelor’s and master’s degree courses, will give visitors a first impression of the universities and their academic studies.

On Friday, March 9, from 5pm to 5.45pm, ITB Berlin will be celebrating a debut with the Company Slam, a new format at the show which gives company representatives 90 seconds to introduce themselves. At the networking event afterwards visitors will be able to meet and talk to speakers and nd out more about their companies.

THE GERMAN FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT AGENCY

As in 2017 the German Federal Employment Agency is the exclusive partner of the ITB Career Centre. Occupying an area of 300 square metres it will provide a platform for jobseekers looking for a career in the industry. Among the services on offer will be free career advice on the agency’s stand.

During the fair visitors can obtain make-up and styling for the perfect job application photo. At neighbouring counters numerous potential employers will be on hand to answer jobseekers’ questions. Visitors can also nd out about their chances of an industry career from the ITB Job Wall, which will have more than 100 job vacancies.

The German Federal Employment Agency said its strong involvement at the ITB Career Centre is a re ection of how important the tourism industry is for the German economy. A study by the Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry (BTW) showed that a total of three million people work in the tourism industry, while its turnover is 290 billion. The German Federal Employment Agency said it regards the ITB Career Centre as an ideal platform where those seeking a career or a change in their lives can make direct personal contact with employers. This lets companies and potential applicants get a first-hand impression of each other, something a written or online application cannot provide.