The chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re one of them. You probably also know exactly why your industry is so popular, and why so many people want to work in it. Yes, the shifts can be long and tiring, but you’ll rarely find someone with a hospitality job who doesn’t have a passion for it. Here are just ten of the reasons why a career in hospitality is well … great!
1. You make people’s day
Whether you’re a receptionist or a kitchen porter working behind the scenes, or even if you’re involved in the management of a hospitality business, every time you come into work you’re making someone’s day that little bit better. Your business is all about people. It’s not about offices & spreadsheets; it’s about making people happy.
2. It’s creative
As well as being a people-oriented industry, hospitality is creative. You are creating a product — be that food, drink, or an experience — and there’s always scope to dream up new ways of making it more enjoyable for your customers.
3. It opens doors
Every country in the world has a hospitality industry, and the skills you learn here are readily transferable, meaning that a career in hospitality can very easily be the key to discovering new countries, new culture and new people.
4. There’s no need to get stuck
There is such enormous scope within the hospitality industry that there’s never any need for you to get stuck in one niche. You could very easily stay with the same employer and in the space of a few years, move between departments and jobs and beyond. Where else could you get that sort of variety?
5. Learn as you go
Another great benefit of working in hospitality is the opportunity to learn and develop new skills on the job. Courses are available covering all aspects of the business, enabling you to get the support you need in building a brilliant career.
6. Take on early responsibility
Just as there is the potential for rapid horizontal movement, you can also make your way up the ladder very quickly in hospitality. If you work hard, acquire your qualifications, get on with customers and colleagues, and show initiative, very soon, you’ll find yourself in a senior position managing people and projects.
7. Not 9-5
If you’re the sort of person who likes getting up at the same time in the morning, having the same breakfast, putting on a suit and tie, and then catching the same train into the same office, day after day after day, then hospitality probably isn’t for you. It involves a great deal of variety, not only in terms of the hours you work, but also the work you do during those hours.
8. Clear route in
There is a clear set of hospitality qualifications that are accepted across the industry and online training is available to achieve those qualifications. You can find out more about how we can help your training once your commence work.
9. Great perks
If you work in an office then the perks probably don’t go much further than a Christmas party with drinks & music and everyone looking a bit awkward. In hospitality things are different. After all, we’re here to help our customers have fun, so we can also make sure we share some of that fun with each other in the form of employee perks.
10. Great atmosphere
In any workplace, there are always colleagues you don’t get on with, and one or two who are a bit unfriendly, but the good news is that not many work in hospitality. We don’t hire people who are unfriendly to our customers, which is why the hospitality industry contains some of the most vibrant, lively and fun people you’ll ever meet.
Chateau la Chaire & The Rozel Pub & Dining commits to:
• A contract, a statement of terms & conditions and a job description provided to all employees on commencement of employment.
• Provide a safe working environment and all necessary personal protective equipment.
• Regular breaks in line with both legal requirements and the individual contract of employment
• Support the physical and mental health of all staff.
• Ensure equality, dignity, respect, and equal opportunities within the workplace
• Salaried staff have a set maximum number of working hours. If these hours are exceeded by mutual agreement, lieu time is accrued or payment is made for extra the hours.
• All tips received are passed on to staff via monthly wages less any taxes etc.
• A £25 bus pass (via a top up card) – for all new full time staff at the beginning of employment.
• A Jersey Heritage pass for two available to everyone on a first come first served basis to visit your choice of attraction.
• A bottle of bubbly and a card on your birthday.
• Anniversary of employment:
1 year – £100 Amazon Voucher
5 years – 2 day break for two persons in a UK Hatton Hotel of your choice with travel
• 20% dining discount at The Rozel Pub & Dining (food only).
• Team events through the year subject to availability.