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Hilton: 1 in 5 youths considering hospitality career

Some 17% of young people consider hospitality as a top three career choice, according to new research by Hilton and International Youth Foundation.

The survey questioned 7,600 millenials aged 16-24 about what factors drove their potential career choices. Some 57% of respondents said that a flexible work-life balance was what they looked for in a job, while 30% wanted a career that gave them the opportunity to move to different regions and countries.

One in five of those asked (19%) said they were more likely to take a job which allowed them to volunteer or work towards a mission. Internship and apprenticeship opportunities were cited by 19% as an important factor.

Ben Bengougam, senior vice president, HR, Europe, said: “Young people want more than just a traditional job – whether it is international career expansion opportunities, world class training programmes or volunteering towards a wider social and environmental cause.

“There is a global crisis of youth unemployment and we are committed to highlighting the opportunities in hospitality.”

About Shekina Tuahene

Shekina Tuahene
Shekina is a multimedia journalist who has lived in London all her life. She is an alumnus of University of Greenwich and Brunel. Shekina loves to read, travel, socialise and listen to music. If you have any story or feature ideas, feel free to drop her a line.

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