Career and Job Seeking Guidance

jobseekingThe Institute of Hospitality provides hospitality career and job seeking resources to its members through an extensive collection of resources. In addition, the Institute works closely with other industry organisations and government bodies to promote hospitality as a career of choice and to assist both members and non-members in locating educational and employment information to support their entrance into the field of hospitality.

The following organisations offer career and job seeking guidance to the public.*

Institute Resources

The Institute regularly publishes information regarding hospitality careers in:

Use the Institute's overview of the Constructing an Extended CV to put together a comprehensive CV that incorporates your professional and personal experience.

The Institute also offers free access to a large selection of hospitality, leisure, tourism, business and career planning ebooks in the eResources Collection and the Online Catalogue. This is a member benefit so those who wish to use the ebooks who are not yet members of the Institute should contact Membership at:

Members with questions about where to find the best resources for conducting a hospitality job search should contact the Institute's Enquiry Service at:

Careers Consultancies

C2 The University of London Careers Group -

Proteus Consultancy Ltd - offers a range of career development packages plus CV preparation and interview training. Institute members are entitled to a 10% discount on the Career Planning and Career Development Programmes.

Careers and Jobs

The - The Caterer’s new and comprehensive careers guide Careers Guide 2014, provides all the tips and guidance jobseekers need to build a fulfilling career in this fast-growing industry.  


Careers A-Z - a free and independent website with links to careers information and jobs.

Apprenticeships - information from the UK government.

Connexions Direct - provides guidance primarily for 13-19 year olds.

Job Seeking - information from the UK government.

People 1st - the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, leisure, tourism and related industries, provides information on the industries it represents. - 'the UK's official graduate careers website' and provides interactive careers advice to graduates as well as extensive hospitality-specific information on job seeking, job postings and postgraduate courses.

SpringboardUK - the specialist careers service for hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism. CareerScope provides careers information and support regarding six sectors: food service management, hospitality, leisure, members clubs, restaurants and travel. Use its free CV templates, learn about the sectors and be inspired by CareerScope's case studies of people who are now enjoying a career in hospitality. Call the CareerScope team on 020 7529 8610 or visit:


(NB Links to organisations are presented in good faith and do not represent an endorsement of the services provided.)