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Top Ten Great Reasons to have a career in hospitality......

  • 13-6-2013

1. You make people's day

Whether you're in sales in a hotel, or in the kitchen working behind the scenes, or even if you're involved in the management of a hospitality business, every time you come into work you're making someone's day that little bit better. Your business is all about people. It's not about widgets or spreadsheets; it's about making people happy.

 

2. Its creative

As well as being a people-oriented industry, hospitality is creative. You are creating a product - be that food, drink, or an experience - and there's always scope to dream up new ways of making it more enjoyable for your customers.

 

3. It opens a door to the world

Every country in the world has a hospitality industry, and the skills you learn here are readily transferable, meaning that a career in hospitality can very easily be the key to discovering new countries, new culture and new people.

 

4. There's no need to get stuck

There is such enormous scope within the hospitality industry that there's never any need for you to get stuck in one niche. You could very easily stay with the same employer and in the space of a few years, move between several jobs.   Where else could you get that sort of variety?

 

5. You can take on early responsibility

Just as there is the potential for rapid horizontal movement, you can also make your way up the ladder very quickly in hospitality. If you work hard, acquire your qualifications, get on with customers and colleagues, and show initiative, very soon, you'll find yourself in a senior position managing people and projects.

 

6. Not 9-5

If you're the sort of person who likes getting up at the same time in the morning, having the same breakfast, putting on a suit and tie, and then catching the same train into the same office, day after day after day, then hospitality probably isn't for you. It involves a great deal of variety, not only in terms of the hours you work, but also the work you do during those hours.

 

7. Clear route in

There is a clear set of hospitality qualifications that are accepted across the industry and there are hundreds of places up and down the country where you can train to achieve those qualifications

 

8. Great perks

If you work in an office then the perks probably don't go much further than a dismal Christmas party with cheap drinks, dire music and everyone looking a bit awkward. In hospitality things are different. After all, we're here to help our customers have fun, so we can also make sure we share some of that fun with each other in the form of employee perks. Rubbing shoulders with celebrities and gourmet meals are just some of the perks those in hotel jobs could enjoy.

 

 

9. Great atmosphere 

In any workplace, there are always colleagues you don't get on with and one or two who are a bit unfriendly, but the good news is that not many work in hospitality. We don't hire people who are unfriendly to our customers, which is why the hospitality industry contains some of the most vibrant, lively and fun people you'll ever meet.

 

10. It’s a safe bet

People always need food, drink and somewhere to sleep, don't they? So, even in shaky economic climates like the recent credit crunch, the hospitality industry is relatively secure.


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