Jobs and Careers Autumn 2017 - 76
LOOKING FOR A FAST-PACED
INDUSTRY WHERE YOU CAN
SHOW OFF YOUR PEOPLE SKILLS?
HOSPITALITY IS THE ANSWER
he hospitality and
tourism sector is
one of the UK's
more than 4.5
Oxford Economics, or approximately
10% of the working population.
The food and drink sector needs to
recruit 109,000 people by 2022, so
there are plenty of opportunities.
If you don't just love eating food
but are also into preparing, serving
and seeing other people enjoy it, the
restaurant business may be for you.
There are dozens of roles, including
waiting and bar staff, receptionists,
chefs and the management team. In
large restaurants, there are also people
working behind the scenes, including
event planners, human resources staff,
marketing teams and finance roles.
When it comes to management,
some work their way up from kitchen
staff, while others join a management
training scheme after gaining an HND
or foundation degree in hospitality.
How much can I earn? Waiting
roles pay minimum wage at first,
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