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The Hospitality sector is a huge and thriving sector, with many potential roles and career paths, covering roles in various venues, such as hotels, bars and restaurants. It is an industry where your skills in one role will prepare you for another - your skills becoming easily transferable. Also, the Hospitality industry can offer you lots of flexibility, comparative to many other sectors, with a wide
variety of roles available, and shift work that can fit around your schedule.
Wondering how best to progress within the Hospitality sector? In this section, we’ll make it clear how you can move forward within the sector, whether you’re already experienced, or someone making their first steps into a new career.
In order to gain your first role in the Hospitality sector, depending on if the role you're going for is front of house, employers often look for evidence of good people skills- previous roles in Retail or Customer Service will have several transferable skills here.
When advancing into more senior roles, employers will look for the following qualifications:
• Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Hospitality and Catering
Often you will need core qualifications in English and Maths to start these courses.
There are lots of entry-level care roles you could apply for, such as Bartender, Wait Staff or Kitchen Assistant. These can lead on to other opportunities as you advance in your skill set, to Shift Supervisor, Team Leader, or Head Waiter.
For more information about gaining these qualifications and get your career started in the sector, visit the National Careers Service website at: nationalcareers.service.gov.uk or call 0800 100 900