Working in hospitality
Jobs in hospitality and catering involve food, drink and hotels. Most also involve customer service.
As well as preparing and serving food and drink, there are jobs in planning, ordering and buying supplies. You could work in a small restaurant, a fast food outlet or a huge hospital kitchen. You might work for a catering company, covering events of all sizes in different venues. Hotels range from small B&Bs to huge 5-star establishments, or you could work at a holiday centre, campsite or on a cruise ship.
It's important to be flexible. When there are customers to serve, everyone needs to help out, which may mean doing things that aren’t usually part of your job.
Approximate pay levels
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Most entry-level jobs will be paid at the minimum wage.
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