Vocational work experience in the hospitality industry: characteristics and strategies

John D. Mulcahy (Head of Operations, Shannon College of Hotel Management, Ireland)

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Publication date: 1 April 1998


What is the nature of work experience and how can it be facilitated effectively? In Europe, success (and failure) seems to depend on willingness, understanding and co‐operation. Key strategies include an emphasis on communication and integration, a legal recognition of the importance of training and agreement on the purpose of work experience.



Mulcahy, J. (1998), "Vocational work experience in the hospitality industry: characteristics and strategies", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 128-137. https://doi.org/10.1108/03090599810207953

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