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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.

Apprenticeships, skills and training

Developing our own skills and talent

Hospitality is all about people and the people that work in venues all across the country are absolutely critical in delivering great experiences for our customers. With the ability to go from bar to board in a matter of years, hospitality offers fantastic career opportunities and maximising that offering is critical.

Attracting people into our sector is key, whether that’s through apprenticeships, college courses or a career change later in life. We’re working hard to ensure the routes into the sector are clear and effective to create the hospitality workforce of the future.

Did you know?

Working with Government to showcase hospitality careers

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.


Vacancies at the end of 2022


Vacancies at the end of 2023


Total reduction in vacancies

Campaigning for action to solve worker shortages

Our people are absolutely essential to the success of hospitality businesses. After all, we’re a people first sector. Unfortunately, the entire sector has been struggling with worker shortages for far too long. There remains significant shortages across hospitality with vacancies still much higher than pre-pandemic levels.

Find out loads of useful information about the hospitality industry, search for opportunities and get inspired!