When it comes to job opportunities in the Leisure and Entertainment sector of hospitality, what choices do people have and where can you find work?
As we all know, the hospitality sector is huge, with many areas where your skills and experience can be put to good use. Generally, Leisure and Entertainment will include a wide range of possibilities from the theatre to casino’s, football clubs, holiday parks, cruise ships, holiday resorts, private yachts and sports centres / gyms to name but a few.
It’s not just high class restaurants and 5 star hotels that need excellent staff with a high skill set. The leisure industry employs more than 3 million people or 13.5% of all employees in the UK!
There are many different jobs that one might have in the leisure industry from being a chef through to waiting staff, life guards, croupiers, bar staff and restaurant staff, kitchen porters, night porters, cleaning staff, engineers, and finance people, housekeeping, sales and marketing, technical. The list goes on.
Indeed many of the most career focused people work in the leisure industry with often high chances of travel and overseas work being part and parcel of the job. Often, people who enjoy working with the general public or people who would describe themselves as a people person would excel within this area of hospitality due to the high levels of face to face contact and communication involved.