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Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism

The Hospitality, Leisure, Travel & Tourism Industry covers a huge variety of jobs and opportunities, from wedding and event planning or becoming a professional chef to waiting and bar staff roles, air hosting opportunities and more! After learning key transferable skills, you could travel the world or work closer to home, decide you want to progress into managerial roles or stay put in a role you already love - the world is your oyster. With billions of flexible job opportunities available worldwide and a huge range of training opportunities available this industry may just be your calling...

If you’ve found the ideal HLTT job for you there’s just a few things you may want to know about how the application process for these roles usually work…

Your pathway into
the industry

1

Check that you are the right age for the apprenticeship you’re interested in - some HLTT roles are 18+ only due to alcohol laws.

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Using our CV Builder and helpful CV guide create your skills-based CV. Don’t worry too much - we are here to help if need be.

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Once you have submitted your CV to us one of our Recruitment Resourcers will be in touch to find out what kinds of roles you are after and help fill in any CV gaps if there are any. If you feel confident there are loads of jobs on our website, you can start applying for straight away!

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Now we know what type of role you’re looking for we’ll help you find a position and conduct a mock interview, so you feel super prepared for that all-important next step.

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If your application is successful and you’re called in for an interview we can provide support in multiple areas, including travel planning, budgeting and more.

Job listings

Front of House Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00001
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Uttlesford
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.06 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Amazing range of front of house opportunities at Airports & Train stations across the UK
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Kitchen Porter

Job Ref:
SSP-00002
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Uttlesford
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.06 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Fantastic opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of a kitchen, and ensure the chefs have a safe and clean environment to work in
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Commis Chef

Job Ref:
SSP-00003
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Uttlesford
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.16 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
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Chef De Partie

Job Ref:
SSP-00004
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Uttlesford
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £10.07 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
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Front of House Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00006
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Solihull
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Amazing range of front of house opportunities at Airports & Train stations across the UK
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Kitchen Porter

Job Ref:
SSP-00007
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Solihull
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Fantastic opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of a kitchen, and ensure the chefs have a safe and clean environment to work in
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Commis Chef

Job Ref:
SSP-00008
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Solihull
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.38 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
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Chef De Partie

Job Ref:
SSP-00009
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Solihull
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.84 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
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Kitchen Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00010
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Solihull
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.38 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
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Front of House Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00011
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
North Somerset
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Amazing range of front of house opportunities at Airports & Train stations across the UK
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Kitchen Porter

Job Ref:
SSP-00012
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
North Somerset
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Fantastic opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of a kitchen, and ensure the chefs have a safe and clean environment to work in
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Commis Chef

Job Ref:
SSP-00013
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
North Somerset
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
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Chef De Partie

Job Ref:
SSP-00014
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
North Somerset
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.84 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
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Kitchen Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00015
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
North Somerset
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
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Front of House Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00016
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Leeds
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Amazing range of front of house opportunities at Airports & Train stations across the UK
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Kitchen Porter

Job Ref:
SSP-00017
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Leeds
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Fantastic opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of a kitchen, and ensure the chefs have a safe and clean environment to work in
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Commis Chef

Job Ref:
SSP-00018
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Leeds
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
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Chef De Partie

Job Ref:
SSP-00019
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Leeds
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.36 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
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Kitchen Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00020
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Leeds
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
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Front of House Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00021
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Crawley
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.06 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Amazing range of front of house opportunities at Airports & Train stations across the UK
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Kitchen Porter

Job Ref:
SSP-00022
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Crawley
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.06 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Fantastic opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of a kitchen, and ensure the chefs have a safe and clean environment to work in
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Kitchen Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00023
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Crawley
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.06 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
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Front of House Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00024
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Hillingdon
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.06 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Amazing range of front of house opportunities at Airports & Train stations across the UK
See details

Kitchen Porter

Job Ref:
SSP-00025
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Hillingdon
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.06 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Fantastic opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of a kitchen, and ensure the chefs have a safe and clean environment to work in
See details

Front of House Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00027
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
City of London
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Amazing range of front of house opportunities at Airports & Train stations across the UK
See details

Kitchen Porter

Job Ref:
SSP-00028
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
City of London
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Fantastic opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of a kitchen, and ensure the chefs have a safe and clean environment to work in
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Kitchen Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00026
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Hillingdon
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.06 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
See details

Front of House Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00030
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Manchester
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Amazing range of front of house opportunities at Airports & Train stations across the UK
See details

Kitchen Porter

Job Ref:
SSP-00031
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Manchester
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
Fantastic opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of a kitchen, and ensure the chefs have a safe and clean environment to work in
See details

Commis Chef

Job Ref:
SSP-00032
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Manchester
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
See details

Chef De Partie

Job Ref:
SSP-00033
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Manchester
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.84 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
See details

Kitchen Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00034
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Manchester
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
See details

Kitchen Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00005
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
Uttlesford
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £8.06 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
See details

Kitchen Staff

Job Ref:
SSP-00029
Listing Date:
02.05.2019
Location:
City of London
Weekly Wage:
£ Up to £7.83 p/hour
Employer:
SSP Food Travel Experts
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and take direction from experienced senior chefs, assisting in the preparation and cooking of food to set recipes in line with brand, menu specifications and our high standards
See details

Required Skills & Qualifications

No prior qualifications are required to take most HLTT Qualifications from Level 2 and above. If you are a hard- working, dedicated and passionate person one of the many available jobs in the HLTT industry could be the perfect career choice for you Want to learn more? Contact our friendly team.

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Chef

Myth busting

Anyone in the cheffing industry will tell you how hard you have to work in this industry, but how much you can gain if you have the passion and drive to go far. Raymond Blanc, Heston, Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and the Roux Brothers are all famous house-hold names, but none of them reached the heights they did without working long hours in hot temperatures! There are so many opportunities as a chef - you can travel, work your way into Michelin star restaurants or work for a chain - wherever your passion takes you there are always opportunities available.

A Head Chef at the top of their game can earn as much as £50k + p/a
Job Role Progression • Commis Chef
• Chef de Partie
• Junior Sous Chef
• Senior Sous Chef
• Head Chef

Finer Details

When you start working in a restaurant you will be working at different stations in the kitchen, such as vegetables, meat, fish, pastries and sauces so you can expand your skills.

You may be responsible for:
- Good hygiene and health and safety at all times
- Preparing ingredients and measuring dish ingredients
- You will start to cook food and plate dishes as you progress

You’ll start at the bottom but if you pay attention and learn quickly the opportunities to progress are endless.

The good points...

You’ll make friends and work very closely in a team - kitchens are often filled with lots of laughter and banter and can be a great work environment, especially if you aren’t keen on interacting with members of the general public!

... and the bad

As a chef you will work long hours in warm, high-pressure environments. You will encounter some hot tempers, but the reputation for cheffing is changing as new, young, professional chefs take the lead in kitchens.

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Kitchen Porter

Myth busting

Kitchen Porters have the most important job in the kitchen of all the staff: Keeping the kitchen clean! Chefs really do know the importance that a Kitchen Porter has - without you, there is no clean equipment to cook with, or prepare food on. Some kitchens will offer you the chance to take part in food prep as well and may even train you up through the ranks if you are passionate about the industry and show a willingness to learn.

A Kitchen Porter at the top of their game can earn as much as £15k p/a
Job Role Progression: • Kitchen Porter
• Commis Chef
• Chef de Partie
• Junior Sous Chef
• Senior Sous Chef
• Head Chef

Finer Details

Your main duties are to make sure the chefs have all of the equipment they need - especially when the restaurants are busy and the pressure is on. You’ll have to work quickly and efficiently to get everything done on time.

You may be responsible for:
- Ensure basic cleaning jobs are carried out as quickly as possible, like collecting and washing up pots and pans, cleaning and sanitising food prep areas, walls, and floors.
- The basic prep of food, i.e. peeling and chopping potatoes.

You’ll start at the bottom but if you pay attention and learn quickly the opportunities to progress are endless.

The good points...

You’ll make friends and work very closely in a team - kitchens are often filled with lots of laughter and banter and can be a great work environment, especially if you aren’t keen on interacting with members of the general public.

... and the bad

As a kitchen porter you will work long hours in warm, high-pressure environments. You will encounter some hot tempers, but the reputation for cheffing is changing as new, young, professional chefs take the lead in kitchens.

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Bar Manager

Myth busting

Being a Bar Manager is all about balancing out different priorities to ensure the smooth-running of the bar, great customer service as well as looking after your team. Bars, clubs and restaurants can be vibrant and bustling places to work but can also come with challenges - this type of role is best suited to a people-person who isn’t afraid to muck in and get their hands dirty!

A Bar Manager at the top of their game can earn as much as £40k p/a
Job Role Progression: • Bartender
• Assistant Manager
• Bar Manager
• Area Manager

Finer Details

As a bar manager you will be working long hours, often on weekends and evenings. You have the opportunity to work for large bar chains, cocktail bars, clubs, independent pubs and eateries. There is also an opportunity to travel.

You may be responsible for:
- Recruiting, training, motivating and managing staff.
- Keeping up to date with licensing legislation and taking legal responsibility for the premises.
- Enforcing health and safety rules.
- Dealing with difficult customers.

The good points...

You’ll make friends and work very closely in a team, there is usually a really good buzz that comes with working in a bar as well.

... and the bad

Bars can be a fun environment to work in and you’ll have a chance to meet and interact with all sorts of people and make some great friends. It also keeps you fit, and often you get to try out new products before they hit the market.

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Waiting Staff

Myth busting

It might seem like a simple job role on the surface, but actually to be a good waiter you must be very organised, great with people and able to remember and manage lots of different tasks at once. There are many different jobs you may be asked to do as a waiter from meeting and greeting customers to bussing tables, pouring drinks and more. Having waiting experience can give you the opportunity to travel and there are opportunities to specialise in waiting at Michelin star restaurants.

A waiter at the top of their game can earn as much as £30k p/a
Job Role Progression: • Table Busser/Runner
• Team Member/Waiter
• Team Leader/Maitre'd
• Manager

Finer Details

Although waiters can work long, unsociable hours, there are opportunities to work part-time which can be great if you are a parent, or studying as a student. There are also lots of opportunity for travel and progression in the industry, even up to area manager if you work for a large chain.

You may be responsible for:
- Running/Bussing Food.
- Taking payments.
- Ensuring a great customer service experience.
- Enforcing health, safety and hygiene rules.
- Dealing with difficult customers.

The good points...

There will be opportunities to travel in this role and make friends. If you like a challenge and love interacting with people waiting can be a really rewarding career, especially in a fine-dining setting.

... and the bad

You will work long hours and have to deal with complaints from people about the service and food, so being calm and collected is essential in this role.

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Travel Agent

Myth busting

Most Travel Agents work 9am – 5pm in a branch on the high-street, although there are opportunities to progress in to management roles or even work at the head office with some larger companies. You may be asked to work some Saturdays as this is a popular day for booking holidays. If you are looking for a part-time Travel Agent opportunity working for a call centre may be best suited to your requirements.

A Travel Agent at the top of their game can earn as much as £50k p/a
Job Role Progression: • Travel Consultant
• Assistant Team Leader
• Team Leader
• Area Leader
• Retail Area Leader
• Area Leader (Head Office)

Finer Details

Your job will be to listen to a client’s requirements and advise them of where they are best suited to go on holiday that is within their budget and meets their requirements. Some clients will have very set ideas in mind, while others will want you to present them with a range of options.

You may be responsible for
- Arranging flights and accommodation using a booking system.
- Collecting and processing payments.
- Advising clients on insurance, visas and passports.

The good points...

Travel Agents often get holidays at discounted rates so have the opportunity to travel to exotic destinations during their annual leave. You also have the opportunity to provide really good customer service and help people that might find the whole process very daunting.

... and the bad

You will have to deal with customer complaints that are often out of your control, for example, cancelled flights due to weather conditions.

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Holiday Rep

Myth busting

Tour operators require reps to work throughout the summer and winter seasons to ensure that holiday makers have an enjoyable trip. You're the first point of contact for customers so be prepared to answer questions and resolve problems. You will under-go training with the company you represent to ensure you are able to deal with all situations so don’t worry, you won’t just be left in the lurch!

A Holiday Rep at the top of their game can earn as much as £9.6k p/a
Job Role Progression: • Holiday Rep
• Head Holiday Representative

Finer Details

Although you get to travel the globe you will be the point of contact for all clients, therefore it’s really important that you are a happy, enthusiastic person even when flights are delayed or things go wrong.

You may be responsible for
- Introducing holiday-makers to the facilities and the area and laying out any ground rules.
- Accompanying holidaymakers on excursions and trips.
- Helping to arrange entertainment.
- Completing paperwork and admin tasks.

Having a can-do attitude is essential!

The good points...

You will be sent to lots of different types of holiday in summer and winter and have the chance to travel the globe with all expenses paid as you earn.

... and the bad

A salary for a holiday rep to begin with is £400p/m with it increasing to £800p/m when your experience increases, so this is the type of job that’s best to do before settling down and having expensive bills to pay out for each month.

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Tour Guide

Myth busting

The most important quality a tour guide can have is enthusiasm - your job is to portray historical landmarks and natural wonders of the world to groups of people who are paying to be ‘wowed’! You will need to be great at processing and communicating information, and it doesn’t hurt if you like to make jokes and have a bit of a laugh with the crowd along the way.

A Tour Guide at the top of their game can earn as much as £35k p/a
Job Role Progression: • Assistant Tour Guide
• Tour Guide
• Senior Tour Guide/Tour Operator
• Manager

Finer Details

You won’t just be presenting information day-in-day-out - you will have additional responsibilities to fill in times between tours. You will also have the opportunity to travel if you are a tour guide for a larger business.

You may be responsible for
- Planning, marketing and organising the tours.
- Coordinating different suppliers, i.e. transport companies and hotels.
- Helping the Tour Operator draw up different itineraries.

The good points...

You may have the opportunity to travel. You will also meet lots of interesting people from all around the globe.

... and the bad

You may have to deal with difficult clients who want to do their own thing or who interrupt you during the tour and disrupt the listening of other holiday-makers.

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Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant

Myth busting

Flight Attendants are front of house crew for a plane, but aside from handing out drinks and snacks you have some very other important roles to play during the flight. From relaying health and safety instructions to looking after nervous flyers you are the person that passengers look to for guidance.

Senior Flight Attendants at the top of their game can earn as much as £25k p/a
Job Role Progression: • Flight Attendant • Senior Flight Attendant • Check Flight Attendant • Flight Attendant Supervisor • Base Manager • Inflight Manager (or Inflight Vice President)

Finer Details

Your usual duties are to carry out pre-flight checks and ensure the plane is clean, check boarding passes, advise passengers on health and safety protocols, prepare and serve food and drink and write flight reports.

Additionally, you may be responsible for
- Carrying out first aid
- Dealing with nervous or aggressive passengers
- Preparing for emergency landings

The good points...

You will have the opportunity to travel to different destinations and attendants on long haul flights will get up to four days free time when they arrive at their destination, all expenses paid. Additionally, flight attendants can get up to five days off between flights.

... and the bad

You may have to go on flights at short notice and also work weekends when asked. It can be an anti-social job at times, especially as you may be asked to stay overnight or even sleep on the plane during long-haul flights.