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UK Hospitality

We are the voice of hospitality!

We are the trade body for hospitality in the UK. We lobby government, champion the hospitality sector and provide expert advice and guidance. We work with many different partner organisations across the country to represent the hospitality industry who work tirelessly to provide the best they possibly can, be it making great school meals, fine dining, training new recruits or helping people get their first job in the industry.

Did you know?

Employment in Hospitality

The wider hospitality sector employs 3.5 million people and is only behind wholesale and retail trade and health and social care as the nation’s biggest employers.

Hospitality has accounted for around 17% of overall UK employment growth between 2009 and 2019, placing it fifth in total number of jobs created.

Hospitality ranks as a top five employer in every region of the UK, accounting for up to 12% of every regional workforce.

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Download The Careers In Hospitality Guide

Discover exactly what development opportunities are available in the hospitality sector and how an apprenticeship can lead to a meaningful and exciting career in a fast paced, rewarding environment. This guide outlines all the apprenticeships available in the hospitality industry and the career paths you can take to advance your personal development courtesy of HIT Training.

Find out everything you could ever hope to know about the hospitality industry

CareerScope is an incredible site filled with information, guidance and opportunities for you to explore. Visit now!

Success Stories

Watch Jodie Plummer’s inspiring story about how her chef apprenticeship is allowing her to follow her dreams and grow as a leader. Visit the HIT Training VCF page to find out more.

Start Your Hospitality Career With An Apprensitceship

Start Your Hospitality Career

Our work in partnership with the Department for Education secured new advertising for apprenticeships in hospitality – a crucial platform to showcase the fantastic careers available.

Apprenticeships in both hospitality and catering are showcased as part of the Government’s Career Starter Apprenticeships campaign, one of its flagship recruitment campaigns promoted to schools and colleges across the country.

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