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Catering & Hospitality


From small, private events in historical buildings, or extravagant weddings with hundreds of guests, to hotel management – the catering and hospitality industry has something for everyone. In this sector there are plenty of roles contributing to its success, whether you would like to be a venue manager or a baker!

Industry Summary

It is likely that you experience the catering and hospitality industry more often than you even realise. From private or corporate catering in the UK to international events such as the world’s biggest music festivals, your career in catering and hospitality could take you far.

It’s important to remember that the catering and hospitality industry goes beyond food preparation, you could be involved in design, events attraction and creation. If you’re interested in creating a delicious Michelin star quality menu for a corporate ball or designing the perfect décor for a wedding, this industry is the perfect one for you.

A career in either hospitality or catering can be very rewarding if you enjoy meeting new people, you’re very organised and you like to please customers and ensure their needs are met in every way that you can. There are plenty of entry-level roles if you feel like you would like to work your way up in the business, and many graduate jobs if the academic route is more your speed.

 

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Work Experience

Work experience in the catering and hospitality industry will give you a great advantage in achieving your dream job. The industry is so large that work experience is plentiful; so, don’t worry, there are lots of opportunities for you. The catering and hospitality industries rely on its employees making their customers experience as memorable as possible which is why experience in any customer facing role will give you an advantage. However, make sure to remember that personality is the most important thing an employer in this sector will look for. So even if you lack some experience on your CV, you can definitely make up for it by letting your personality shine through!

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Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship in catering or hospitality will give you the opportunity to work alongside more experienced colleagues in a position with real responsibility, while studying towards a qualification, and being paid for your hard work! The experience and qualification that you’ll get from your apprenticeship will set you up for your dream career. Currently there aren’t degree apprenticeships in catering or hospitality, but here are some of the apprenticeships in the industry that are available for you:

  • Level 2 – Baker
  • Level 2 – Maritime Caterer
  • Level 3 – Chef de Partie
  • Level 3 – Senior Production Chef
  • Level 4 – Hospitality Manager

Want to know what apprenticeships are all about? We have you covered!

 

University

If you favour the hospitality side of this industry, it is possible to complete a degree to get you onto this path. If you choose to study at university, you’ll have the opportunity to study the academic theory around the subject which you can then apply to your job when you graduate. You’ll be able to choose modules and units to customise your learning and specialise in areas of the industry that you’d like to go into. Here are some examples of degrees in catering and hospitality:

  • Hospitality Business Management BA (Hons)
  • Hospitality Management BA (Hons) & BSc (Hons)
  • Hotel and Hospitality Management BA (Hons)
  • Hotel, Resort and Events Management BA (Hons)
  • International Hospitality Management BA (Hons)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management BA (Hons)

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Graduate Jobs

If you’ve already got your degree and you have chosen that a career in hospitality and catering, you could look at graduate opportunities. Some employers may offer graduate schemes, especially in the hospitality sector, which will further refine your skills and talents to be the perfect fit for their business. There are plenty of options in this sector for graduates of all degree backgrounds, so don’t worry about whether you have a relevant qualification or not. No matter if you’re interested in the business administration side of things, sales or even the travel aspect of the industry, there will be plenty of opportunities for you in catering and hospitality.

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Other routes

Many people choose to start their career in the hospitality and catering industry by going straight into a part time or full-time position within an organisation. Due to the nature of the sector, there are a lot of opportunities for progression, so your career can be what you make of it. The main focus in this industry is within the travel sector, and due to this, it may be a good idea to consider taking a gap year and spending some time abroad to get a first-hand taste of what could be in store for you. Whether this is in a chalet on the icy slopes or a hotel on a sandy beach, the experience will be great for you and your career. Why not start your search for your career in catering and hospitality.

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Hotel and accommodation managers and proprietors

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hotels, hostels, lodging homes, holiday camps, holiday flats and chalets, and organise the domestic, catering, and entertainment facilities on passenger ships.

Qualification

Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Candidates for these usually require a BTEC/SQA award, a degree or equivalent qualification, or a professional qualification. Off- and on-the-job training is provided and large hotel chains normally offer management trainee schemes. NVQs/SVQs in management for hospitality, leisure and tourism are available at Levels 3 and 4.

Job Tasks

analyses demand and decides on type, standard and cost of services to be offered; determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs; ensures physical comfort of residents or passengers and makes special arrangements for children, the elderly and the infirm if required; approves and arranges shipboard entertainment and shore trips and liaises with ship’s agent to ensure that ship is adequately provisioned; arranges for payment of bills, keeps accounts and ensures adherence to licensing and other statutory regulations.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors

Work Description

Restaurant and catering establishment managers and proprietors plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering services of restaurants, hotels and large-scale catering services within other organisations.

Qualification

Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Larger restaurants and catering chains offer managerial trainee schemes, entry to which may be based on a variety of qualifications and/or relevant experience. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. Various vocational qualifications are available at Levels 2 to 4.

Job Tasks

plans catering services and directs staff; decides on range and quality of meals and beverages to be provided; discusses customer’s requirements for special occasions; purchases or directs the purchasing of supplies and arranges for preparation of accounts; verifies that quality of food, beverages and waiting service is as required, that kitchen and dining areas are kept clean and appropriate hygiene standards are maintained in compliance with statutory requirements; plans and arranges food preparation in collaboration with other staff and organises the provision of waiting or counter staff; checks that supplies are properly used and accounted for to prevent wastage and loss and to keep within budget limit; determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements;

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Publicans and managers of licensed premises

Work Description

Publicans and managers of licensed premises organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of public houses (non-residential and residential) and bar and catering facilities at non-residential clubs.

Qualification

No formal academic qualifications are required. Relevant experience is advantageous and candidates must be over 18 years of age and complete the personal licence holders’ qualification. Larger chains offer accelerated promotion for holders of degrees or equivalent qualifications. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs relevant to licensed premises management are available at Levels 2 to 4.

Job Tasks

arranges purchase of alcoholic and other beverages, bar snacks, cigarettes and other items and ensures that stocks are stored in proper conditions; supervises bar, kitchen and cleaning staff and, if necessary, assists with the serving of drinks; observes licensing laws and other statutory regulations and regulates behaviour of customers as necessary; maintains financial records for the establishment; determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Butchers

Work Description

Butchers direct and undertake the slaughter of animals and prepare carcasses for storage, processing and sale.

Qualification

There are no formal academic requirements although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades. Training is typically by apprenticeship. NVQs/SVQs are available at Levels 2 and 3. Professional qualifications are also available.

Job Tasks

slaughters animal and removes skin, hide, hairs, internal organs, etc.; cuts or saws carcasses into manageable portions; removes bones, gristle, surplus fat, rind and other waste material; cuts carcass parts into chops, joints, steaks, etc. for sale; prepares meat for curing or other processing; cleans tools and work surfaces.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Bakers and flour confectioners

Work Description

Bakers and flour confectioners prepare and bake dough, pastry and cake mixtures and make and finish flour confectionary products by hand.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job or by apprenticeship. Apprenticeships and traineeships leading to NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available.

Job Tasks

weighs ingredients according to recipe; mixes ingredients using hand or machine to obtain the required consistency; rolls and cuts pastry, stretches, kneads and moulds dough to form bread, rolls and buns; fills and glazes pastry, mixes ingredients for cakes; bakes bread, pastry and cakes; makes cake decorations, spreads icing, fillings and toppings on products.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Fishmongers and poultry dressers

Work Description

Fishmongers and poultry dressers clean, cut and prepare fish and poultry for processing or sale.

Qualification

Academic qualifications are not normally required. Training is typically provided on-the-job.

Job Tasks

scrubs, de-scales, heads, guts, washes and bones fish; cuts and slits fish for curing by hand or machine; removes feathers and internal organs, extracts edible offal and cuts off feet and head from poultry carcasses and dresses as required; cleans tools and work surfaces.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Chefs

Work Description

Chefs plan menus and prepare, or oversee the preparation of food in hotels, restaurants, clubs, private households and other establishments.

Qualification

There are no formal academic requirements. Training is provided off- and on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs, BTEC Certificates and Diplomas and foundation degrees are available. Apprenticeships leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 are also available. Courses are also run by private cookery schools.

Job Tasks

requisitions or purchases and examines foodstuffs from suppliers to ensure quality; plans menus, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs or oversees their preparation and monitors the quality of finished dishes; supervises, organises and instructs kitchen staff and manages the whole kitchen or an area of the kitchen; ensures relevant hygiene and health and safety standards are maintained within the kitchen; plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Cooks

Work Description

Cooks prepare, season and cook food, often using pre-prepared ingredients, in clubs, private households, fast food outlets, shops selling food cooked on the premises and the catering departments and canteens of other establishments.

Qualification

There are no formal academic requirements. Training is provided off- and on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in Food Preparation and Cooking are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Apprenticeships leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 are also available.

Job Tasks

requisitions or purchases foodstuffs and checks quality; plans meals, prepares, seasons and cooks foodstuffs; cooks and sells a range of meals, such as fish and chips, over the counter; plans and co-ordinates kitchen work such as fetching, clearing and cleaning of equipment and utensils.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Catering and bar managers

Work Description

Catering and bar managers plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering and bar facilities and services of licensed premises, factories, shops, theatres, educational premises and other establishments. They also manage outside catering businesses and shops selling food cooked on the premises.

Qualification

Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Larger catering and licensed premises chains offer managerial trainee schemes. Candidates for these usually require a BTEC/SQA award, a degree or equivalent qualification, or a professional qualification. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 2 to 4.

Job Tasks

plans catering or bar services and supervises staff; decides on range and quality of meals and beverages to be provided or discusses customer’s requirements for special occasions; purchases or directs the purchasing of supplies and arranges for preparation of accounts; verifies that quality of food, beverages and waiting service are as required and that kitchen and dining areas are kept clean in compliance with statutory requirements; checks that supplies are properly used and accounted for to prevent wastage and loss and to keep within budget limit.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Kitchen and catering assistants

Work Description

Workers in this unit group assist in the preparation and service of food and beverages in restaurants, cafés and other eating establishments, and perform various cleaning, fetching and carrying tasks.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Job Tasks

cleans or prepares food for cooks by hand or machine; carries meat, vegetables and other foodstuffs from delivery van to storeroom and from storeroom to kitchen; cleans and tidies service area, kitchen surfaces, crockery, cutlery, glassware, kitchen utensils and disposes of rubbish; prepares and serves beverages and light refreshments, accepts payment and gives change; keeps service area well stocked.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Waiters and waitresses

Work Description

Waiters and waitresses serve food and beverages in hotels, clubs, restaurants and other establishments.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements, though some employers may require GCSEs/S grades. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Job Tasks

sets tables with clean linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware; presents menus and wine lists to patrons and may describe dishes and advise on selection of food or wines; takes down orders for food and/or drinks and passes order to kitchen and/or bar; serves food and drinks; presents bill and accepts payment at end of the meal.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Bar staff

Work Description

Bar staff prepare, mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages at bars in public houses, hotels, clubs and other establishments.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Job Tasks

assists in keeping bar properly stocked; washes used glassware and cleans and tidies bar area; takes customer orders and mixes and serves drinks; receives payment for drinks.

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Assistant, bar Assistant, licensee's Attendant, bar Attendant, saloon Bar-cellarman Barmaid, head Barmaid Barmaid-waitress Barman, head Barman Barperson, head Barperson Barstaff, head Barstaff Bartender Barworker, head Barworker Cellarman, bar Cellarman Cellarman Cellarman Collector, glass Collector, glass Dispenser, drink Dispenser Handyman, bar Help, bar Helper, bar Keeper, bar Keeper, bar Maid, bar Mixologist Operative, bar Staff, bar Steward, bar Supervisor, bar Tender, bar Waiter, cocktail Waitress, cocktail Worker, bar 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

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