Working in hospitality can offer a broad range of career paths. Opportunities include working in hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs, hotels, clubs and a lot more.
There are a lot of opportunities in the hospitality industry and in the UK it is one of the biggest employment industries. According to recent reports there will be a need for up to 855,000 new staff in this industry between now and 2017 to replace those leaving the industry in that period.
What kind of person do you need to be?
To work in the hospitality industry you need to be someone who can provide a high level of customer service. This means that you need to be someone who loves working with people, is friendly and warm, and loves to make sure that people are happy and having a great time!
What can I expect to learn?
By doing a hospitality apprenticeship you will be splitting your time between gaining a college qualification and getting hands on work experience within a hospitality setting.
Those who do a hospitality apprenticeship tend to have a much quicker career progression, with the qualifications putting them in good stead to become a manager and perhaps progressing even further in their chosen hospitality career path.
What kind of job roles can I expect to train for?
Please see below a list of potential job roles that you can expect to find in the hospitality industry as supplied by apprenticeships.org.uk:
Intermediate Level Apprenticeships:
Hospitality Services Assistant
Waiter/Silver Service Waiter
Advanced Level Apprenticeships:
Head of Reception
Front of House Manager
Duty or Hotel Supervisor/Manager
Regional Supervisor/Manager in a Restaurant or Pub Chain
Team Leader in Hospitality Retail Outlets
Supervisor of Hospitality Retail Outlets
Finding a Hospitality Apprenticeship
The first step to getting a career in the hospitality industry is, of course, finding a suitable hospitality apprenticeship. There are many hospitality roles available in a variety of hospitality settings.
To help you along the way, we have a fantastic career map which will help you to find a hospitality apprenticeship in your area. Click here to start your apprenticeship search today!