Why choose a management job in the hospitality sector over anywhere else?

The hospitality sector is buoyant and we need to embrace it and engage fully in the potential it offers as an employment choice for the future.

Why choose a management job in the hospitality sector over anywhere else?

Why choose a management job in the hospitality sector over anywhere else. 

According to the British Hospitality Association report on the economic contribution of the hospitality industry (4th edition – June 2017). The industry is the 4th biggest employer in the UK and has grown Gross Value Added (GVA) faster than any other industry since the economic downturn.

This is an industry that has in the last year contributed to 3.2 million jobs through direct employment and a further 2.8 million indirectly.

The hospitality sector has contributed in the last year £73 billion GVA directly into the UK Economy and even more indirectly.

This report also tells us that there is no regional bias towards hospitality employment and the industry is a major employer across almost every region of the UK.

As consumers, we are surrounded by advocates of the trade. The rise of the celebrity chef and the constant stream of TV shows dedicated to harnessing home cooks potential in the kitchen. The millions of us that strive to replicate the Michelin starred efforts of the supreme leaders of the culinary class in our domestic kitchens, offers an insight into how we as a nation have embraced hospitality and underpins the demand for choice, variety and experience when eating out.

The hospitality sector is buoyant, and we need to embrace it and engage fully in the potential it offers as an employment choice for the future.

FindMyPubJobs.com is a platform dedicated to matching great talent with top employers in the sector.  Working with our hospitality partners, we are focused on assisting the trade to grow and develop the skills needed for the future to ensure hospitality remains as one of the largest employers in the UK.

But what is hospitality and who do we need to ensure the UK stays at the top of its game?

Hospitality, the dictionary defines this as the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.

As a sector hospitality can be perceived as a “stop-gap”; student-led, seasonal employers, with a high turnover of staff and younger employees looking for a source of work in-between jobs. We are now trying to show that this growing sector is one that can harness the talent and grow with its employees providing sustainable, full career paths for people wanting to develop in the trade and craft a long, rewarding career in service and hospitality. There is more room for this now than there has ever been.

The hospitality sector is in demand, and a broad range of skills are needed to maximise the opportunities now available. Staff need to be able to develop networks, work on social media, offer profiled events and deliver exceptional retail standards. It is not just the public demanding such standards it is employers as well. The range of competencies sought and requirements of the roles are ever growing and adapting.

So if you are interested in a career in this exciting sector, register with us today at FindMyPubJobs.com and let us help you realise your potential. 


1 thoughts on “Why choose a management job in the hospitality sector over anywhere else?

Paul Thomas

Very interesting read Helen, when you started your business in 2009 we were one year from coming out of our lease - about the same time as the tax escalation on alcohol by the then chancellor of the exchequer and the noticeable rise of alcohol cost prices. This, in my opinion, gave rise to the demise of the leased and tenanted sector, those who were ideally placed in a food led environment appeared to be safer than those in a wet led outlet. Whilst pubco were selling kegs to multiple operators at for example £30 per 11gallons tenants and lessees were having to pay four times as much plus VAT of course. Over the course of time since then many good operators have handed the keys back to the pub cos and the rise of holding companies has taken place to avoid pub immediate closures, but alas as leases and tenancies become unsustainable we have lost over 10,000 pubs since 2005 because of closure. The question I often ask myself is what caused the pub closures? I believe it was down to Government intervention into the rise of alcohol prices, in 2005 I was selling on average a pint at £2.25 by 2010 I was forced to charge £2.95 to maintain margin, by end of 2010 I was out of business as people walked to Whetherspoons to pay £1.89 a pint. So what have we learned over time, well the pubcos had a choice they could absorb the cost of the alcohol rise keeping prices low to encourage growth and maintain a tenanted estate or raise them and the consequences we now live with - the decline of tenanted growth. Then was the introduction of the franchise model based on 80-20 rule; the pareto principle, which in my view was a knee jerk reaction to the market, instead of trying to fix what was undoubtedly broken this was a diverse way to keep operating but at a cost in some cases of losing the tenant. Looking to the future it appears the pub cos or some of them have given up on the leased and tenant model and are focussing on the managed estates, one to watch is Enterprise Inns and there new Bermondsey managed estate coming up, headed up by Carol Rabone. In my view I think when all the dust has settled (if it ever will!) I see a free of tie environment , it has to come but the loss on drink sales by pub cos may well be reflected through higher rents, whether fair market- we will have to see?. There is no magic wand when it comes to success in business as a tenant or lessee, but I believe future operators need a free of tie fair agreement, a good location for the business, an different food offer and of course be an experienced operator.


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