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The hospitality sector includes pubs, bars, clubs, hotels, holiday parks and other venues. There are a huge number of vacancies within the hospitality sector available in all regions of the UK right now. The sector is working closely with DWP to ensure Jobcentre Work Coaches near you know about the companies who are hiring.

Types of Opportunities

If you are long term unemployed, or your personal circumstances make it harder for you to find a job, hospitality employers will often consider putting you forward for placements, work experience or work trials. If you are ready to find out what adventures could await you in the hospitality sector, the opportunities are waiting for you right now!

Benefits of working in hospitality

A job in hospitality can give you a great platform for a career in other sectors too, as staff learn strong budgeting skills, team building and customer service as well as building confidence and good communication skills that will be necessary for any future role. Many businesses have extra vacancies at the moment too because of the need to be Covid safe, for example, with extra staff required for table service.

The hospitality sector also has a solid training offer, and many employers link to apprenticeship and management training schemes. There are also plenty of opportunities to progress, in fact, the majority of senior managers within hospitality come from entry level roles. For further information, please visit the CareerScope website – a specific hub for people seeking jobs in the sector.

It’s a great social environment, offers flexible hours, and good career potential. There are many outlets and jobs on your doorstep, with little or no commuting required. Some employers even offer accommodation. There really is a job for everyone!

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Desirable skills

You don’t need any previous experience, or formal qualifications, to work in the hospitality sector. The main things that employers look for in candidates are a positive attitude, a polite and friendly approach, and someone who is passionate about delivering a great service for customers.

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