Hospitality is one of the UK's largest industries and it has enjoyed a sustained period of growth over the last 30 years.
Opportunities exist in commercial establishments, including hotels, restaurants and cafés, pubs and clubs, and conference venues. It is one of the country's most geographically widespread industries, offering employment in every high street of every city and town and in many parts of the countryside.
The restaurant industry in particular has experienced a period of growth in recent years. There are over 70,000 restaurants employing more than half a million people (UK Skills Council (UKSP), 2011). Many restaurants are run by proprietors or partnerships. Although chain restaurants are now ubiquitous on the high street, most Asian restaurants (including Indian, Bangladeshi, Chinese and Thai) are independent.
Types of employers include:
Many regional and national restaurant chains offer management opportunities for graduates. Competition for these types of schemes is increasing.
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