So, you fancy a career in the hotel/hospitality industry, but what exactly does a hotel job entail? Well let us find out. There are many different types of positions you could have in a hotel. These range from fulltime, permanent positions to part time, fixed term positions.
Lots of people have made a successful career from a hotel job. Entry level positions could be some of the following: kitchen porter/accommodation assistant/receptionist/food runner and sales and marketing intern. If you gain employment in one of these positions and you find you have a passion for that role, you can them progress onto to the next level.
A sample of these positions would be commis chef/accommodation supervisor/senior receptionist/food and beverage supervisor and sales and marketing executive. From there, through hard work and dedication, in a few years you can progress to management level in all the above positions. There roles could be head chef/accommodation manager/front office manager/food & beverage manager and sales & marketing manager
Your overall goal could well be general manager of the hotel. There are lots of general managers of successful 3/4/5* hotels who will tell you they started at entry level positions
There are many different college courses you can do to upskill yourself and reach endless potential. These could one-year courses in your chosen field or fulltime diploma or degree courses. You can also do part time evening courses to upskill yourself. You can never have enough knowledge about your chosen career. A good hotel job will usually have some sort of course attached to it. Lots of hotels run their own courses to upskill their staff to ensure they are staying on top of current industry trends.
It is also a good idea to register with a reputable recruitment agency, specialising in hotel jobs. They can offer you career advice and keep you updated with current positions
Check out the current hospitality vacancies with Action Recruitment here