Accommodation and Food Services is one of the largest employment industries in Australia. Statistics show employment experiencing large growth by 95,000 (or 11.2%). This is projected to grow by 112,400 (13.2%) over the next five years to November 2026.
Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services is the largest sector in the Accommodation and Food Services industry, employing 71.9% of workers.
This industry includes:
– short-term accommodation providers
– cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services,
– pubs, taverns, bars and clubs and
– clubs providing hospitality services to members.*
With this in mind, here are 5 reasons why hospitality is right for you:
1. Learn important life skills
The skills you learn in hospitality are not only practical but they are also handy for other careers and general life. From communication, practical thinking, problem solving and teamwork, many individuals start their working life in hospitality as it is a great foundation for future opportunities.
2. Exciting job prospects
Working in hospitality can open many doors that you may have not considered before. From becoming a barista, waiter, chef, hotel manager and more, there are many avenues of progression available.
3. Everyday is different
Different shifts at different times with different people, hospitality is where you will get to meet like-minded others from all walks of life! Working Monday to Friday 9-5 can get stale, therefore a job in hospitality is perfect for those looking for a bit of variety in your working week.
4. Roles are in demand and stable
The demand for hospitality jobs will never run out as long as there are people and food! This makes hospitality one of the most stable industries today. It also makes hospitality one of the most ideal providers of lasting and solid careers.
5. Get creative!
Working in the hospitality industry allows you to flex your creative muscle. Whether you are making a meal, a drink or an experience, you can use your creativity to make each day even better than the last!
*Source: Australian Labour Market Industry Profiles November 2022
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