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4 reasons why you should choose hospitality as a career

The past couple of years have taken their toll on the hospitality industry, and it’s no surprise that the uncertainty that came with lockdown damaged the appeal of the sector for many.

But with national lockdowns behind us, and a summer of socialising, events and travel ahead of us, there’s no better time to start your hospitality career.

One - The industry offers one of the widest selections of roles and opportunities

Hospitality is one of the most varied industries. From hotels to bars and restaurants, with a whole host of opportunities available - there’s really something for everyone.

Since reopening, there are now so many more opportunities available across the industry, meaning the ball’s in your court to find the job that suits you best. Whether you’re best suited behind the bar, or fancy yourself as a chef, it’s easy to discover the best role for you.

Plus, the sector is constantly evolving, with lots of new jobs on the horizon.

Two - No more being stuck in an office, or endless Zoom meetings

Hospitality opens the doors to work in some of the most exciting places, with something new on offer every day. If you love being around people and hate being sat at a desk for hours on end, the ideal hospitality jobs are awaiting you.

If you’re more of a night owl, or fancy taking on hours that work around the other things in your life like travel or study, then the flexibility the hospitality industry can offer is ideal.

Through GIG, we offer the ultimate flexibility when it comes to work - take on as many or as few hours as you want, in the roles you want, where you want - it’s all up to you.

Three - Build skills for life

Lots of people have a misconception that hospitality work requires few skills, and doesn’t give you the chance to build real new ones or progress your career - but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to learn a real variety of transferable skills which will set you up for whatever you want to do in the future.

No matter the role you take on, you’ll gain people and organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to think on your feet. Plus, that’s without all the role-specific skills, which can range from kitchen skills, to finance to management, or even some fancy bartending tricks.

Don’t worry if you haven’t had any previous experience, it’s really a career where you can learn so much on the job. And with GIG, we can always help you along the way, with the GIG Academy providing the essential training needed to thrive in your new role.

Four - Opportunities to progress your career

There are few other careers that can offer the same variety when it comes to career progression, and there are chances to work your way up the ladder whatever position you take.

As you move up the ranks, you can gain greater responsibility and try your hand at management, or take a sideways step and explore new opportunities. Hospitality can be fast paced and there’s always something new around the corner to try, and with skills that translate across the globe, why not build travel into your career plans?

Once you start in hospitality the possibilities can be endless, letting you build a lifelong career.

Take the first steps by applying with GIG - we’ve got a selection of hospitality roles to choose from, that put you in control of when, and where you work.


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