Last week saw the release of the Hospitality Employment Index report for Q1 2012, from Caterer.com and People 1st. The report found that whilst the industry level of ads remain static, applications have increased and opportunities in the hotel sector remain at the highest level in hospitality.
Q1 highlighted that there was a 9% decrease in managerial positions, could argue that these positions are being filled by current team members. Working in a hotel can be a great way to branch into different roles and develop your skills in management & leadership techniques, there are currently over 5,000 live jobs on Caterer.com at present.
The British Hospitality Association (BHA) reported the opening of 61 new properties in 2012 in the Greater London area, compared to the opening of 28 properties with 6,800 rooms in 2011. Some of the properties opened in 2011 were re-openings, including the re-branding of existing hotels. With this mass of new business there are opportunities opening up across the city in existing and new hotels.
To download the latest Hospitality Employment Index report here.
To view the latest new openings visit Caterer.com.
For those looking for a career working with great employers and as specialists within hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars and food service – hospitality is definitely the industry for them.
More and more employers are unveiling their own journeys throughout their careers, which proves to be a useful aid for individuals looking to work in hospitality. Here at Caterer.com, we’re firm believers in organisations giving potential employees insights on how to acquire the right kind of experience and skills to succeed.
We went to see Caroline Lowe, director of human resources at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5, to ask her about her career in the hotel industry and her advice on how to encourage potential employees to seek a job in hospitality.
Check out her interview here:
The 2012 London Olympic Games are going to present a great opportunity for the hospitality and tourism sectors to grow. In a recent survey, over three quarters of UK hospitality business (78%) thought that there would be long term benefits to the whole industry, thanks to the Games.
Are jobseekers better off going for that chef’s role in the hustle and bustle of London, or working as a hotel manager in the quiet of rural Yorkshire? It’s not as straightforward as it might sound, and in the run up to the 2012 Olympics, we’ve taken a look at hospitality jobs across the length and breadth of the UK to find out just where the growth, competition and available roles are. Take aim at our infographic below and dive in.
Catering for the Olympics is a huge task for the hospitality sector. Read on to find out if we’re ready to take on the Olympic legacy.
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