What's it really like to work in Hospitality & Catering?

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Hospitality is an exciting career, with plenty of scope to learn on the job. What is it really like, though? Read on to find out.

Hospitality work can often give opportunities that you would be hard-pressed to access in everyday life. If you work in tourism, for example, you may well find yourself visiting more countries and locations than you ever dreamed of! If you’re a people person, it will suit you well, too.

Most roles are customer-facing, with great customer service at the heart of the industry. Many folks love the fact that you can work your way up in the industry, gaining experience as you go, especially if they have dreams of setting up their own business. Another benefit for many is that Hospitality can often work well around other commitments in the week, with evening and weekend shifts being common. 

The flipside of this is that Hospitality can often involve long, unsociable hours. This is particularly true for chefs or those working in the food industry - just think about that 24 hour takeaway near you! Someone has to be working! Equally, entry-level roles are often on the lower end of the pay scale. That being said, once you rise through the ranks, earning potential increases considerably.

A day in the life

While many of us can imagine a role as Hotelier through to a Baker, sometimes having a first-person view can’t be beaten. Watch our favourite videos below of those already working in Hospitality and see what the day-to-day is really like. 

Amber: Event Management Student

Jared: Hotel Night Porter and Concierge

Anton: Restaurant Owner

Tess: Bar Manager

Alan: Barista

Mia: Pastry Chef

Want to know how to get started in the Hospitality & Catering Industry?

Read on for our guide to getting into a career in hospitality and catering >>

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