The hospitality and retail industries are two of the UK’s biggest employers. There are opportunities available everywhere you go, in hotels and restaurants, high street shops and large department stores. To excel in these industries you’ll need excellent social skills, problem solving abilities and a calm approach.
Customer Service Adviser
As a customer service adviser you’ll need excellent communication skills and the ability to satisfy a wide range of customer needs and expectations. You’ll be required to have an in-depth knowledge of your employer’s products or services.
Visual merchandisers are responsible for liaising with merchandisers to decide and agree on creating imaginative, attractive window displays to attract sales and attention.
The role of a stock controller is to manage product stock levels, ensuring the business remains cost effective according to the amount of stock sold and held. You will also be responsible for identifying any shortages, transferring stock as necessary and providing reports to senior directors and management when required.
Hospitality Team Member
With experience, hospitality team members can work in a variety of environments, including restaurants, bars, cafés and hotels. Due to the nature of the role, duties may vary from time to time, so you’ll need to be adaptable and show initiative during busy periods.
As a professional chef you’ll be responsible for the food served on behalf of the restaurant. You’ll oversee all operations conducted in the kitchen to ensure staff remain productive and maintain a high level of food quality.
As an Events Coordinator you’ll be responsible for discussing client preferences - including budgets and timescales - as well as coordinating the event from start to finish. This could include booking a venue, hiring external services such as contractors and publicising the event.