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Visitor Economy Week provides exciting opportunities for students to learn about the wealth of career opportunities in the Visitor Economy.

The vibrant and rapidly growing Visitor Economy encompasses a wide range of industries supporting tourism including hotels, restaurants and bars, culture, entertainment and travel. In the Liverpool City Region, the Visitor Economy is a major growth sector and already generates £4.1bn and supports over 51,500 jobs. 

During this year's Visitor Economy Week, one of our alumni students, Chef Paul Askew, will be delivering a fish/seafood demonstration to Wirral Met College's level two and three Catering and Hospitality students.  Catering students are also looking forward to learning about entomophagy- the human dietary practice on consuming insects. Wirral Met chefs and lecturers will demonstrate dishes that can be produced using insects, such as cricket carrot cake! 

Find out how Paul began his career at Wirral Met: 

Also happening during Visitor Economy week: 
  • Junior Bake Off - with a theme of Liverpool landmarks
  • Masterclass - with Chef Paul Askew 
  • Familiarisation Tour -  Students from across the Liverpool City Region will visit the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Thornton Manor, Wirral Sailing centre, The Wro loft, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Leasowe Castle and finally Championship Adventure Golf. 

Wirral Met offers an extensive range of study programmes to support careers across the Visitor Economy, from level 2 to Higher Education/Higher National Diploma. The new Visitor Economy Passport provides students with high quality skills and work experience to help them gain their first job on the career ladder. Find out more here: 

Find out more about courses in Travel and Tourism and Catering and Hospitality


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