Jobs and Careers Autumn 2017 - 79
There's nothing to stop
you working your way
up to management level
starting in a junior role and working
your way up to management level.
You can also study a foundation
degree, HND or bachelor's degree
in hospitality management, hotel
management or hospitality business
may also be available in your area
Some hotel positions come with
accommodation included, and larger
hotel chains usually offer internal
management trainee programmes that
may also include external training.
This is the top job and its occupant is
responsible for several areas, not least
dealing with customers and managing
staff. You'll also be in charge of
building maintenance, housekeeping,
managing budgets and marketing.
In large hotels, you may manage
one department, such as reception,
and report to a general manager.
In smaller outfits you'll be more
hands-on, dealing with guests and
the day-to-day running of the hotel.
You need to be business-minded, an
excellent multitasker and team leader,
and able to cope well under pressure.
How much can I earn? Managers
can expect a starting salary of £19,000,
moving up to an average of £35,000.
However, there is the potential to earn
up to £100,000, depending on the
hotel and its location and turnover.
All the food and drink offered in
a hotel - from the restaurant and
bar to room service and one-off
events such as weddings - is the
responsibility of the catering manager.
In this role you'll consult with chefs
and manage staff, as well as oversee
admin and budgets. A culinary or
management background is needed for
this job - a degree in a related field can
also prove useful. However, experience
will always be the most important
requirement at managerial level.
How much can I earn? Experienced
catering managers can expect to
earn from £25,000 to £40,000.
FIND OUT MORE
British Hospitality Association
National Careers Service
J O B S & C A R E E R S /// 7 9
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