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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.
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.
January 17, 2018