Geraldine Nicholson shares her inspiring journey
We are delighted to share course highlights from travel & tourism graduate Geraldine Nicholson which now working in her dream job in Club Travel.
Before starting her studies in travel and tourism Geraldine had worked in many positions across retail for a number of years including strong international experience.
Geraldine got her first taste for travel when she completed a travel and tourism course after her Leaving Certificate but didn’t pursue it further at the time.
To re-introduce her passion for travel Geraldine enrolled on the travel and tourism course offered by Portobello Institute which she found to be extremely informative across airline, agency and the industry as a whole.
Geraldine found the college support to be excellent and a dedicated tutor Joanne to be very informative, easy to talk to and helpful with any questions. “She was always available on email after hours as well. I also found her to be particularly supportive when doing our project work".
The course content for Geraldine was interesting and very relevant, “I feel it gives me the full confidence that I am knowledgeable of the travel industry".
For Geraldine work experience was extremely beneficial; “I completed work experience one day a week in a travel agent for 8 weeks while doing the course, which was hugely beneficial.”
"I would highly recommend the course and the college to friends interested in a career in the travel industry".
Geraldine now works in Club Travel, starting as admin assistant and after 3 months has moved up to consultant level. “I love working here and I am really enjoying the job. I am still new to the industry and am continuing to learn new things every day”.
We wish Geraldine all the very best in her exciting new career at Club Travel.
Our next QQI full-time course commences in Autumn 2019. For full details please call us on 01 8920000.