Accor has revealed it has created 300 initial roles across the UK following the May reopening of indoor hospitality, with hundreds more hotel positions expected later this summer.
The roles range across the hotels from kitchen brigades and bar staff to front of house and management, in all types of hotels across the group’s brand portfolio from economy to luxury hotels.
The positions are mostly centred on major cities and tourist destinations such as central and greater London, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Liverpool, Windsor, Bath, Cambridge, Cheltenham and Sheffield.
It comes as hospitality accounts for more than 3 million jobs in the UK and is the third largest private sector employer, representing 10% of UK employment
Sophie Kilic, Talent and Culture head for Accor hotels in Northern Europe, said: “The hospitality industry has been damaged by Covid but it is recovering, reopening and creating jobs and opportunities as it has always done.
“Hospitality embodies everything that people have missed the most in the last year – travel, bars, restaurants, wellness, exploration and people. It is a sector that is much loved, as the last year without it has proved, and now there are opportunities to be part of the industry as it rebuilds.”
Accor revealed it has launched a series of bi-monthly Recruitment Days, the first of which was held at The Savoy hotel at the end of May with a focus on roles across 22 London hotels. More than 60 jobs were filled or had trials or second interviews offered during the event.
The recruitment days were hosted by hotel teams and general managers from across London.
Kilic added: “People join hospitality because they need a job, or they want a career and sometimes because this is their calling. Whatever their motivation, what they experience and learn in hospitality is invaluable.
“We learn to be always ready for the unexpected, to understand different cultures, to work in a fast pace environment, to always have a can-do attitude, to be business savvy and most importantly to connect heart to heart.”