MY HOSPITALITY LIFE IS AN INITIATIVE BY 

THE EDGE HOTEL SCHOOL

Just like many hotels I think these days, we're not necessarily looking for people with the skills & exsisting experience within the industry,  what we are looking for is personalities; personalities with passion. And it doesnt have to be passion for the industry; it can be passion for photography, for art, for music, for film, for design, for dance! Anything, because when you bring that passion to work with you everyday that's how you can connect to your guests.

Learning & Development Manager, The London EDITION

WHAT IS HOSPITALITY

The Hospitality industry is made up of thousands of exciting organisations and job roles! Hotels, restaurants, spas, country clubs, fast food, coffee shops, pubs, bars, night clubs, amusement parks, zoos, airlines, railways, casinos, concert and theatre venues etc are just some examples of hospitality industry.

£20k-£200k

According to Prospects this is the typical range of salary for a Hotel Manager in the UK. 

3RD

According to UKHospitality, Hospitality is the 3rd largest employer in the UK

£17k-£80k

According to Prospects this is the typical range of salary for an Event Manager in the UK. 

7

Hospitality is the top 7 employer in every region of the UK

78%

Of hospitality staff would recommend the industry to young people.

PROFESSIONAL ROLES

There are many job roles which make up this exciting industry; below are just some of the examples of jobs you could do with a background, qualification or degree in hospitality. 

HOTEL MANAGER

EVENT PLANNER

GUEST SERVICES SUPERVISOR

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER

ATTRACTIONS MANAGER

CRUISE DIRECTOR

TOURISM PROMOTIONAL MANAGER

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER

HOTEL INSPECTOR

TRAVEL WRITER

HOSPITALITY JOURNALISM

HEAD RECEPTIONIST

TRAVEL CONSULTANT

WEDDING PLANNER

HEAD WAITER/WAITRESS

HOSPITALITY INTERIOR DESIGNER

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

RECRUITMENT MANAGER

USEFUL WEBSITES

There are many useful websites that provide detailed information on job profiles, salaries, education routes and general information on the hospitality industry.

Degree Pathways
Job Profiles
General Information
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General Information & Industry News

WORKPLACES

Hospitality offers some the world's most exciting workplaces, from underwater hotels to restaurants in the sky! It can be something grand and spectacular to something small and familiar; regardless of your personality there will be an employer that suits your passions and interests! Check out the slideshow below for some inspiration.

HILTON, MALDIVES

PLEASE NOTE: NONE OF THE IMAGES IN THE ABOVE SLIDESHOW ARE OUR OWN​

EDUCATION

Hospitality careers have many different levels of experience, from entry level to senior staff.; because of this there is many different entry routes into the industry.

WORK

As soon as you are 16 and looking for your first job, or when you have finished your school education, you can go straight into this industry.

 

Many employers offer quick progression and training opportunities, but bear in mind, if you start your career with no previous experience or qualification you will likely start on minimum wage and this route will take the longest to get to senior management. 

APPRENTICESHIP

In the hospitality industry there are plenty of apprenticeship opportunities, typically in Levels 2 or 3, but some providers do support Level 4 qualifications.

 

After completing an apprenticeship Level 3 it would be expected for you to then be eligible for supervisor roles.

 

Contact your local training provider for more information or visit the Gov website for support.

UNIVERSITY

University courses such as Hotel Management, Hospitality Management, Travel, Tourism,  Leisure Studies, Event Management Business,  Languages, Culinary Arts or Marketing  would support your entry into the hospitality industry.

 

Those who have a degree find it helps them to enter the industry at a more senior level.

Visit Edge Hotel School for Higher Education Options 

Today’s consumers are looking for experiences; experiences that are personal, memorable and add value to their lives… 

 

Pine, J. and Gilmore, J. (1999) The Experience Economy, Harvard Business School Press  2nd Ed. Boston, 2007

Hospitality is an economy of experience; those working in this sector are at the forefront of creating and running innovative and spectacular experiences. Wowing your clients and setting precedents of how we eat, holiday, relax, get entertainment and even shop! 

MORE INFORMATION

Please download one of our information flyers or bookmark for further information on hospitality careers or check out one of the video links which highlight how exciting hospitality can be!