HOSPITALITY NEEDS YOU!
Welcome to Skills London 2019.
Meet some of the world’s best brands in hospitality at Skills London and learn more about them and why you should consider working for these employers.
Skills London is London’s biggest jobs and careers event for 15-24 year olds and their families taking place on 15 & 16 November 2019 at Excel London.
We look forward to welcoming you to our stand 601.
What makes a hospitality superhero?
Hospitality is a sector where youth can thrive. A third of the workforce is under 25 and of the many who rise up the ranks, most will have had their first managerial role before the age of 30.
Your biggest challenge is choosing a sector in which to begin a career. You have the choice of hotels, food service management, events or a tourist attraction. The great thing is that your skills will be transferable so you can move between sectors.
Working in hospitality is fun, buzzy and sociable, but it’s also hard work and sometimes long hours. Which job isn’t though? If you choose an employer that offers great development programmes, your commitment will be rewarded. No other industry offers a rapid rise though the ranks and it’s no wonder the hospitality industry employs a whopping 10% of the British workforce, accounting for than two million jobs.
What is an apprenticeship?
It’s a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary and the chance to train while you work. You’re treated just like all the colleagues in the business and have a contract of employment and holiday leave.
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
When you’re an apprentice:
- you get paid and train at the same time, with at least 20% of your time spent in off the job training, with a training provider
- you train to be fully competent in your chosen occupation
- you’re on a career path – with lots of future potential for you
Your apprenticeship can take between one and six years to complete, depending on which apprenticeship you choose, what level it’s at, and your previous experience.
Different apprenticeships are available all over England, at companies large and small, in a wide range of industries and organisations. From local organisations to large national brands.
You get valuable hands-on experience working whilst you learn, which helps you progress in your working life.
Completing your apprenticeship means you’ve earned and learned. Given your training is funded by contributions from the government and your employer, and you receive a regular salary, apprenticeships are a great option for getting on the job ladder or supercharging your career.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF APPRENTICESHIPS?
There are hundreds of different apprenticeships to choose from. Whether you’re at the start of your career, want to change career direction, or if you’re returning to work after a break.
All apprenticeships make sure you are ‘job ready’ for the role you have trained for.
Apprentices earn a salary right from day one of their employment and training.
Who can apply?
You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you’ll need to be:
- 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays
- living in England
- not in full-time education
MEET OUR EMPLOYER PARTNERS
The Red Carnation Hotel Collection is a family owned hotel business renowned for providing the perfect opportunity to those who are looking for an exciting career, family feel and job security within the hospitality industry.
The Goring features 69 sumptuous suites and rooms, each uniquely decorated with the ﬁnest furnishings. As the last remaining family-owned luxury hotel in London, it is renowned for its warm, intimate atmosphere and personalised service. Located in Belgravia and just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace and with over a hundred years of passion for hospitality and service. The Goring is the genuine article – a grand hotel with impeccable manners and a subtle streak of wit and wonder.
Do you have what it takes to join the very best in London? For over a century The Goring has stood out from the crowd. Not only is it the capital’s only family run five-star luxury hotel, but it is also the only hotel to have been granted a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen.
Excellence in guest service is paramount and we pride ourselves on unrivalled personal attention and service. We look for the most talented, professional and committed candidates to help ensure the hotel continues to uphold the finest service standards.
Firmdale, a collection of stylish hotels with high standards of excellence and design. Winner of The Caterer’s Best Employer Award 2017, Firmdale offers world class service in its restaurants, bars and hotels in London and New York.
Hyatt Hotels includes five properties in the UK that embody our purpose to care for people so they can be their best with career opportunities ranging from Chefs to Receptionists
At Meliá Hotels International you are the protagonist. The combination of your talent and passion with our desire to grow by your side has no limits. Together, we’ll turn the future into an amazing story.
We have four hotels in the UK with more to open very soon, as well many more hotels across four continents; it’s an exciting time to embark on your journey with Meliá.
Umbrella Training is an Elite Hospitality Apprenticeship provider for London and South East. We offer work-based learning and Apprenticeships in Hospitality. When you #ComeUnderOurUmbrella we will help you achieve and succeed and #LearnSomethingNew
Today, Marriott International has grown to become the largest hospitality company in the world with over 7,000 hotels in over 130 different countries.
We have not always been like this though, Marriott International started out as little more than a dream for our founders; In 1927, newlyweds J Willard Marriott, and his bride, Alice Sheets Marriott travelled to Washington DC to open up a 9-seat Root Beer stand. From Day 1 they led with the value “Look after our associates, and they will look after the customers.” It wasn’t long before they added some hot food items to that Root Beer stand, opened a few more restaurants and in 1957, opened their first hotel – The Twin Bridges in Arlington, Virginia.
Just like Willard and Alice, we want to help our apprentices reach their potential in a career in hospitality and achieve the unimaginable. Here’s To The Journey!
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