Tourism and Hospitality
Would you like to be part of an industry that sells experiences and memories?
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The sector employs 37,000 people in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Tourism and hospitality businesses employ a higher percentage of young people than other sectors.
Many young people start their careers in a wide variety of roles in catering, hotels, visitor services, event management and marketing. This is a great sector for young people, with a wide range of ‘first jobs’ across cafes, restaurants, hotels, and attractions – and the option to travel and progress!
Work is fast-paced, with opportunities to progress and travel.
This is an industry that is all about making someone’s day that little bit better and selling and creating experiences and memories. You could be working in a range of settings dealing with passenger travel such as at airports or working in a hotel. If you enjoy cooking you may want to explore career opportunities in Food and Drink. You could be working in a restaurant as a chef designing and cooking meals or as a waiter serving customers.
Want to Know More:
World of Work Leicester and Leicestershire | LLEP
Sector profile: Tourism and Hospitality (llep.org.uk)
We have lots of great tourism and hospitality destinations in Leicester and Leicestershire such as Twin Lakes, National Space Centre, Conkers, Bradgate Park, Twycross Zoo and New Walk Museum.
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What you'll need
You’ll need to be able to pay attention to detail, the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure, the ability to work well with others, the ability to work well with your hands, customer service skills, a desire to help people, excellent verbal communication skills and active listening skills.
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Tourism and Hospitality Jobs
Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 qualifications, A levels or Degree
Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position
Green – No formal qualification required
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Kitchen Porter – Kitchen Assistant
Room Attendant – Housekeeper
Visitor Attraction Assistant
Waiter or Waitress