The diversity and the range of career prospects within hospitality make it a unique industry to join. It’s a vibrant, fast-paced environment, where every day will be different and challenging.

Hospitality is more than just a job, it can offer a rewarding career and there are fantastic opportunities for passionate, hard-working people.

Paths to working in the hospitality industry may differ dependent on your current position, you might be leaving school, looking for a new challenge, a change of career, upskilling or learning a new skill.

Below is a list of the paths that you can take to create your own career within the hosptality industry

Career Mind Map

Copy of the Career mind map as a download document here


Apprenticeships are a great way to gain qualifications while you work and earn a wage. Apprenticeships in Wales are jobs that include recognised qualifications and job-specific skills. Wales has a highly successful Apprenticeship Programme, built in partnership with our Welsh businesses.

Jobs Growth Wales

Jobs Growth Wales is a recruitment programme for 16-24 year olds. If you are looking for a job but don’t feel you have enough work experience, Jobs Growth Wales could help. Jobs Growth Wales is not a training scheme and any training costs incurred must be met by the employer as part of the job opportunity. Jobg Growth Wales will provide you with six months opportunity in a paid job which pays at least the national Minimum Wage whilst providing you with the chance to gain the work experience you may be lacking.