Today we are launching our analysis on candidate interest in the Hospitality & Catering industry
Over the next few years, with or without the impact of Brexit, the Hospitality industry & Catering sector is set to see increasing competition for young talent to meet demand, with a greater focus around employability skills, work experience and apprenticeships. Approximately one third of employees in tourism and hospitality are 16 and 24 years of age.
"Nearly 82% of hospitality professionals said it was harder than at any time in the past to recruit suitable staff."
By accessing insight from our database of 360,000 registered candidates, we have created an insight report on key challenges and possible solutions for the sector.
As predictions for other industry sectors are increasingly changeable, the hospitality industry has never been as important to the ongoing success of the UK economy and society. With an estimated 250,000 chefs in the UK, with an impressive rise since 2011 (+36%), recruitment in this field for young talent is at its highest rate yet, and set to keep increasing with estimations of demand set to continue.
In our report, we discuss the impact that Brexit will inevitably have on the industry. We also take a look at tackling the skills shortage and how the TalentPortal system can help to close the gap. The industry providers low barriers to entry and a vast geographic reach to bring NEETs into work with meaningful career opportunities.
GetMyFirstJob post thousands of hospitality and catering vacancies every year on our recruitment platform, with tens of thousands of applications. London and the North have typically the highest number of vacancies.
According to the British Hospitality Association who are behind The Big Hospitality Conversation – backed by our partners The Prince’s Trust – they state the hospitality industry is the 4th biggest employer in the UK, accounting for 3.2m jobs through direct employment in last year.
"Nearly a quarter of the hospitality and tourism workforce is made up of overseas workers, both from the EU and beyond. Will Brexit mean that this figure will come down?"
We have created a report to reflect our findings, utilising our vast database of apprenticeship candidates to translate insight and highlighting key candidate statics relevant to thesector.
We have worked with many of the top brands in the industry on recruitment campaigns, over the last few years: