Hospitality & Catering
There’s something special about going out for a meal or attending a party. Eating out and socialising is one of our favourite pastimes, and if you want to help make these occasions entertaining, enjoyable and memorable for all the right reasons, then a career in hospitality and catering could be just for you. And by 2020, there’s likely to be over 5,000 new jobs to fill!
You might begin as a waiter, waitress or bar staff, being the friendly face that keeps everything flowing smoothly, or you could be working as an assistant cook in the kitchen preparing delicious food. Whether you’re front of house or behind the scenes, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to work your way towards becoming head chef, restaurant manager, or event director.
Top Career Opportunities
|Top Job (By Salary)||Number of Jobs in 2016||Number of Job in 2020||Average Salary|
|Functional managers and directors||9,715||9,843||£38,750|
|Hotel and accommodation managers||5,267||5,328||£24,731|
|Conference and exhibition managers||4,898||4,954||£23,733|
|Restaurant and catering establishment managers||11,332||11,577||£21,050|
|Catering and bar managers||8,392||8,533||£18,200|
|Bakers and flour confectioners||3,854||3,778||£17,534|
|Kitchen and catering assistants||62,266||63,839||£14,976|
|Waiters and waitresses||38,483||39,787||£14,040|
Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20
There are predicted to be 5,376 more jobs with an average of 914 annual openings.
The current average wage for hospitality and catering related occupations is £20,038 per year.