The Caterer - Careers Guide 2020

This is your guide to finding a varied, exciting and fulfilling role, in an industry that will welcome you with open arms. Hospitality has something for everyone.

You can forge a rewarding career in the sector, and it offers excellent progression opportunities. What’s more, you could find yourself working in some of the most exciting, lively and special places in the country. 

In the following pages we provide a step-by-step guide to establishing where your skills will fit and securing that all important first role. We explain why hospitality is the sector for you, which part of that sector you might consider – from restaurants to hotels and contract catering – before 
looking at the variety of roles available. 

Once you’ve decided where your skills are best suited, we provide all the advice you need on promoting yourself, securing an interview and getting the job. Meanwhile, we showcase a selection of the hospitality employers who will offer you fantastic careers opportunities and
opportunities for progression. All of these employers will do their very best to support, develop and retain people with talent like you. In many of these businesses you have the opportunity to progress fast. Many operators offer apprenticeship schemes and training programmes that will provide the skills for swift career progression.

So visit  to take a look through the guide which will give you a flavour of the jobs available. After that, flick through the showcase section, which details the employers who have structures in place to train you into any job you set your sights on.

Good luck. A rewarding career awaits!

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