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Opportunities exist in commercial establishments, including hotels, restaurants and cafés, pubs and clubs, and conference venues. It is one of the most geographically widespread industries, offering employment in every high street of every city and town and in many parts of the countryside.
Many restaurants are run by proprietors or partnerships. Chain restaurants are extremely common but there are also a large amount of independent establishments.
Types of employers include:
Many regional and national restaurant chains offer management training opportunities for graduates. Competition for these types of schemes is increasing.
Recruitment agencies which specialise in the catering, leisure, and hospitality sectors are available. For contacts, check with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) .
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