The hospitality industry employs a quarter of the country’s population, according to Australian careers and training information affiliate SkillsOne. That equates to more than 2.5 million people working in the various sectors under the service skills umbrella.
Apprenticeships in this industry can cover a wide scope of potential employment sectors, including tourism, cookery and service management.
Hospitality apprenticeships are available in a wide range of services and can lead to many interesting careers, a few of which are listed below.
Like all industries, businesses within the hospitality sector require managers to oversee the smooth running and operation of the organisation.
Hotel managers have a massive workload which requires careful planning and an impressive attention to detail while also maintaining a strategic overview of the entire operation.
Responsible for the day-to-day management of the hotel, individuals in this position will usually be in charge of finances, directing all hotel services and customer service.
Aged care worker
The defining goal for a community care worker will be to facilitate a state of health, wellbeing and independence appropriate to the client.
With Australia’s ageing population, there will be an increasing need for aged care workers within the hospitality industry, making this a great time to consider an apprenticeship in this field.
Aged care apprentices are often required to work in nursing homes but may also find work within aged care facilities, hostels, hospitals and the client’s own home.
An average of 37 cents out of every dollar Australians spend on food and non-alcoholic beverages goes toward eating outside their homes, according to SkillsOne.
This suggests there is a large demand for skilled workers within the restaurant and cafe services sector.
If you are hoping to cook up a catering apprenticeship in Queensland, you could find yourself in a long and lucrative cookery career.
Every great chef begins somewhere and world famous head chefs Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay both began their careers as catering apprentices.
Not one to forget his routes, Jamie Oliver has supported many initiatives to encourage future culinary greats, including opening restaurants staffed by young apprentices and trainees.
Those considering catering or food preparation apprenticeships in Ipswich can head on down to Jamie Oliver’s training kitchen, Ministry of Food.
The Ministry of Food centre is a place where everyone can learn basic culinary skills in a friendly, supportive and fun environment.