Travel, Tourism & Aviation
Careers in travel and tourism are vast – in fact, they almost cover the entire world! Whether you’d like to fly around the globe as an air travel assistant, work abroad in a sunny destination as a resort rep, or manage a leisure facility here in the UK, there’s an incredible range of jobs to choose from in this sector.
In Manchester alone, tourism is worth around £7 billion to the economy, so there are plenty of local opportunities to work in this industry! With over a thousand new openings every year, it’s up to you whether you’d like to help others book their holidays as a travel agent, oversee the smooth running of a hotel as a manager, or even follow a career path in security and crowd control for large tourist events!
Top Career Opportunities
|Top Job (By Salary)||Number of Jobs in 2016||Number of Job in 2020||Average Salary|
|Air traffic controllers||378||379||£75,836|
|Environmental health professionals||898||914||£39,520|
|Aircraft maintenance & related trades||2,183||2,114||£33,113|
|Travel agency managers and proprietors||874||874||£29,744|
|Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors||5,267||5,328||£24,731|
|Security guards and related occupations||20,828||20,846||£28,764|
|Air travel assistants||6,440||6,845||£28,515|
|Air transport operatives||1,764||1,757||£27,514|
|Conference and exhibition managers and organisers||4,898||4,954||£23,732|
|Bus and coach drivers||12,197||12,008||£22,588|
|Restaurant/catering managers and proprietors||11,332||11,577||£21,049|
|Air travel assistants||6,713||6,944||£19,011|
|Security guards and related occupations||22,493||22,658||£17,472|
|Leisure and theme park attendants||3,912||3,966||£16,785|
|Leisure and travel service occupations||2,039||2,046||£16,348|
Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20
There are predicted to be 749 more jobs with an estimated of 2,820 annual openings.
The current average wage for travel and tourism related occupations is £27,397 per year.