Careers in hospitality and tourism offer many diverse roles and settings. Tourism careers include working in a hotel or resort, on a cruise ship, in an adventure sports centre, as a tour guide leading activities and historical trips, as a travel guide writer or as a driver or flight attendant. Individuals in the tourism field should have a love and appreciation for travel, strong coordination and organisational skills to coordinate trips, services, schedules and accommodation, and enjoy working with people. Many individuals pursuing a career in hospitality and tourism have specialised skills and interest in particular activities such as scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, hiking, etc.
Professionals working in the hospitality and tourism industry generally work untraditional hours according to the hours of operation of hotels, restaurants and recreational centres, transportation requirements and activity schedules. Some careers associated with the tourism industry require formal educational programs such as hotel managers, pilots and other leadership roles; however most careers in tourism require specific skill sets rather than formal education. Careers in hospitality and tourism can offer exciting and unconventional work settings and opportunities.
Level 1 Award Introduction to employment in the Hospitality Industry, will enhance job prospects within the following job roles: Bar staff, Barista, Catering supervisor, Chef, Conference/exhibition manager, Crew member, Customer service staff – reception, Hotel porter, Housekeeper, Kitchen porter, Leisure and theme park attendant, Travel agent, Waiter/waitress.
This is a dynamic new training programme that prepares people looking for their first job in the vibrant hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism Industry. Developed by People 1st with Job Centre Plus, Employment 1st has the full backing and input from employers who have requested a consistent industry standard for pre-employment training. The programme covers 13 job roles and can lead to a nationally recognised qualification.