Hos­pi­tal­ity jobs and pay rise in UK

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

The num­ber of hos­pi­tal­ity jobs in Bri­tain has in­creased by almost a fifth in the past year, with salaries also ris­ing, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port. Some of the big­gest in­creases have been for bar man­agers, head chefs and restau­rant staff, said hos­pi­tal­ity jobs site Caterer.com. Almost 160,000 jobs were ad­ver­tised on the site over the last year, in­clud­ing 45,000 in the past three months.

“Once again, our data re­veals on­go­ing pos­i­tive trends in the in­dus­try, with the num­ber of jobs ad­ver­tised con­tin­u­ing to re­main strong. What’s re­ally en­cour­ag­ing is the growth in share of higher salaries in this sec­tor, and the in­crease in pay for en­try-level roles,” said Neil Pat­ti­son, sales di­rec­tor of Caterer.com. “Hos­pi­tal­ity and tourism now ac­counts for over 10% of the UK’s work­force and is the fourth-largest em­ploy­ing in­dus­try in the UK, its growth sig­nif­i­cantly out­pac­ing the rest of the econ­omy,” said Ufi Ibrahim, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Bri­tish Hos­pi­tal­ity As­so­ci­a­tion.

“The sec­tor can gen­er­ate some 300,000 new jobs by 2020, as tourism re­mains at the heart of eco­nomic growth in the UK,” Ibrahim added.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Cyprus

© PressReader. All rights reserved.