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Hospitality & Events (inc. Visitor Economy)

The Hospitality & Catering industry is vibrant and lively. Anything from working in bars and restaurants to the top rated hotels, gastro pubs and small local food and drink catering businesses.

hospitality [hos-pi-tal-i-ty] noun

  1. (noun) The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.
  2. (adjective) Denoting a suite or room in a hotel where visitors are entertained, typically at a convention

cater [cater] verb

  1. Provide people with food and drink at a social event or other gathering.

The visitor economy is important to the Coastal West Sussex region. Its places to visit and activities to do make it attractive to tourists and holidaymakers.  Its conference venues, international links and access to London make it an excellent business visitor destination too, and it is also popular with language students.

There are many pathways into work in this sector.  You will need strong customer service skills and are likely to work in a customer facing role so communication and team working will also be important skills.

There are flexible, part time and full time jobs in this sector and also great opportunities for career progression.

It might also be the sector in which you find your first job!

Goodwood is a Founding Partner of

Click here to see their current vacancies.

Butlin’s is a Founding Partner of

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Here are some examples of entry level jobs in this sector:

And, here are some examples higher level opportunities in this sector:

If you’re looking for more jobs in the sector, please click here or even here to see the many other options available to you.

For more information on jobs in this sector visit the BEACH team in Bighton and Hove and the Take OFF team in the Gatwick Diamond area.

Remember. . . you can always get a job in Sales, Marketing, IT, Human Resources and Finance in any sector.

Stamp images: Carved Man by Lewis, Highdown by Joe, Worthing landscape Kevin, Arundel by Megan, Barn owl ©Darin SmithSussex Wildlife Trust.