Eating out and travelling are inseparable parts of modern life making the hospitality industry one of the fastest growing sectors. Nonetheless, whilst looking for a fulfilling career experience we undermine the opportunities that are available within it. It is common for students to consider working in hospitality the best bet to get hired for a part-time or short-term experience without realising all the room for development that the industry can offer.
Being one of the most vibrant sectors, hospitality is not just about long and tiring shifts but arguably the best choice if you are looking to work with and for people. If you are still indecisive though, here are just some of the advantages you should consider before crossing off a hospitality career from your list:
- You’ll have a global skill-set. Hospitality industry exists literally everywhere. Skills learned are easily transferable and flexible;
- You’ll be able to progress in your career quickly. You have a real chance to make your way up the ladder quickly if you are hardworking and set the right tone with your customers and colleagues.
Adding to the above, it’s good to know that the British Hospitality Association predicts that the hospitality industry will provide over 3 million jobs by 2020. Here we put together just some of those available right now:
Wright Brothers – Runner
The Wright Brothers are looking to expand their family with an enthusiastic runner for their Soho restaurant. You need at least 1 year of experience in a similar restaurant environment and position. Strong command of English is essential. Obsessed with providing brilliant service? Apply now
Another role Wright Brothers are looking to fill is the Bartender (Full-time Soho) position. If seafood gets you excited and you are a positively ambitious and hardworking individual click to apply.
The above aren’t a good fit? You can still work for the Wright Brothers who believe in sourcing only the best and who have built their reputation as experts in the industry, supplying over 250 restaurants with the top-class oysters and seafood. A Kitchen Porter is needed in their South Kensington location. Start applying
Founders Arms – Kitchen Porter
The Founders Arms has an unrivaled view, taking in some of the most iconic sights of the London skyline. Situated on the banks of the river Thames next to the magnificent Tate Modern Gallery, their stunning pub has a large patio overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral & the City. Currently, they are hiring an energetic and enthusiastic Kitchen Porter. Apply here
The Oystershed – Chef de Partie
As a Commis chef at the Oystershed, you will be joining a medium sized team of enthusiastic talented chefs. They have a preparation kitchen and service kitchen and you will work in either alongside their brilliant Sous Chefs. It’s a fun team of people to work within a bustling city pub. Time to apply
Fox and Anchor – Kitchen Porter
As a kitchen porter at Fox and Anchor, you will help to keep the kitchen running smoothly by making sure everything is clean, tidy, safe and hygienic. Whether it’s pulling a pint of Young’s cask ale, shaking a cocktail or two, or presenting a mouth-watering meal – Fox and Anchor do it with pride, fun, and flair – if you are keen, hardworking and have a great personality apply for this opportunity.
The Grove – Bar and Floor Server
The Grove are looking to add a fun outgoing person to join their bar & floor service team. They need someone to work weekends and weeknights. Having previous restaurant experience will be a bonus but not a must have. You must be cheerful, positive and willing to work hard, in what is a fun and rewarding position. Sounds like you? Apply now
citizenM – Ambassador
Explore a new way of working, become a citizenM ambassador and join the very first team at the soon-to-open, brandnew hotel. Located in the coolest neighborhood of East London and right in the middle of the new expanding Shoreditch Village, citizenM London Shoreditch will cater to the mobile citizens of the world! Your chance to apply
Opportunities for night owls: Night Ambassador. You don’t need to have industry experience, instead, bring your own special knowledge, know-how, and enthusiasm. This job is diverse, challenging and unique in the world of Hotels. If you think this is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss, click here and apply today.
Ottolenghi – Waiter/ress
Nopi is a fast paced, brasserie-style restaurant in Soho from the team behind Ottolenghi. Currently they are looking for an experienced Waiter/ess who can provide confident service to their guests. NOPI serves creative, fresh food of an exceptional standard and quality, amazing cocktails and an exciting wine list with a focus on natural wines. If you are a great team player with strong communication skills, look no further and apply.