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If you are going to consider job opportunities in hospitality and events, the first thing to do is get a good understanding of what the sector involves.
The hospitality sector employs about two million people across the United Kingdom, and is one of the largest employers of applicants with little or no qualifications or prior job experience.
Many of the roles rely heavily on soft skills and a number of positive character traits as opposed to formal qualification.
Hospitality and events covers a wide range of sectors, including restaurants, events, hotels, pubs and nightclubs and hospitality services.
Most hospitality outlets are open seven days a week and, in some cases, for 24 hours a day. They are the provider of so much in today’s world and have become a mainstay in public daily consciousness.
Hospitality as an umbrella term is the provision of accommodation, food, drink, entertainment services we know and depend on regularly. Roles within hospitality can range from nightclub barman, chef, hotel manager, fast food restaurant manager to events organiser; the industry is enormous.
Events as a career will see the best of catering and accommodation drawn together to design and carry out parties and events for individuals or companies.
For more in-depth information on the the different job paths within Hospitality and Events, please follow the below links:
Jobs in hospitality and events frequently demand commitment, energy and enthusiasm, interpersonal skills and a driven, positive, 'can do' attitude. The sector already employs a vast number of people from all sorts of backgrounds and will continue to do so as hotels, outlets and event companies continue to flourish.
This industry has a lot of opportunities for people who do not wish to pursue higher education, as more value is placed on people skills and a good work ethic. There are various professional qualifications within the industry that will help people to progress and there are also a number of event management or hospitality vocational qualifications and apprenticeships available.