The variety of roles and career paths available within the hospitality and tourism industry is sometimes hard to fathom, especially for someone at the start of their career. Like many industries, there are several career options than can transfer to any industry, but there are also several that are specific to the hospitality and tourism industry.
The key sectors within the hospitality and tourism industry are outlined below, which will hopefully give you some guidance on which path might be right for you to take.
Front of House Jobs
Front of house is a mainstay in most hospitality and tourism businesses, from hotels and restaurants to bars and tourist attractions. Front of house roles can range from entry level roles like receptionist right up to front of house management. To succeed in this sector, you need to be great at customer service, quick on your feet and able to solve problems quickly and effectively.
To find the latest front of house roles, visit our front of house careers page.
Back of House Jobs
Back of house roles are vital to a pleasant experience at a hotel, restaurant or venue, taking care of the magic behind the scenes. From kitchen staff to housekeepers and administrative staff, these unsung heroes ensure that every part of a customer’s experience is great. To succeed and grow your career in a back of house role, you need to be highly motivated, task oriented and extremely cool under pressure.
Head over to our back of house careers page to see the latest opportunities.
Food and Beverage Service Jobs
Good food and drink is integral to the hospitality industry, and the backbone of this sector is the service team. From bartenders and waiters to restaurant managers, there are a wide variety of roles available for every level of experience. Food and beverage service staff often work unsociable hours such as evenings and weekends, which is a big consideration for many people.
Head over to our food and beverage careers page to see the latest opportunities.
Sales & Marketing Jobs
Sales and marketing is crucial in hospitality and tourism due to the competitiveness of the industry. Roles available start from entry level sales and marketing assistants through to marketing managers, right up to the Director of Marketing for large hospitality businesses. Sales and marketing is often split into 2 separate but closely linked departments, so it is highly beneficial to understand both areas. This career path requires creativity, project management ability, writing skills, strategic planning abilities and many others
To find the latest sales and marketing roles, head over to our sales and marketing careers page.
To explore more types of jobs available in the tourism and hospitality industry, head over to our full job sectors guide here.