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Accommodation and Food Services

Industry opportunities in accommodation and food services

Diverse and dynamic, the accommodation and food services industry has been growing steadily since 2013. While the industry has been heavily impacted due to the COVID-19 situation, with easing restrictions, we are now seeing an increase in activity again.

What to expect from a career in this industry

With positions ranging from barista to hotel service manager, there are a wide range of opportunities in accommodation and food services. The growth in this industry is due to an increased public interest in food and culture, as well as the appeal of owning your own restaurant, cafe, or hotel. If you’re not sure of the opportunities in this industry, Mas Experience is here to help. 

Working in hospitality offers great travel and lifestyle opportunities across cities and regional areas throughout the world. Many employees love the variety of roles and different skills they can acquire over time. Career outcomes for the accommodation and food services industry can range from business management to executive cheffing. 

If you like meeting new people and honing your craft across different environments, then this sector will provide you with a fulfilling and exciting career.

Some of the benefits of being skilled in this industry include:

  • Opportunities to work in different countries
  • Very high employability for skilled workers
  • High job availability
  • A diverse array of workplaces e.g. restaurants, cafes, pubs, hotels, catering and events, bars, boats, and other accommodation and hospitality clubs
  • Flexible work hours
  • Strong camaraderie amongst co-workers compared to other sectors
  • Exposure to different types of people.

There are many apprenticeships, traineeships and certifications in this field. Hospitality traineeships or traineeships as a food and beverage attendant are common. 

For example, you could undertake a commercial cooking apprenticeship or chef apprenticeship in combination with TAFE education to become fully qualified. This typically takes three years, depending on your speed and competency as you progress through training. 

Accommodation and food services apprenticeships and traineeships

Get practical experience and a nationally-recognised certification to launch your career in the food and accommodation services with Mas. Mas helps people looking to land their first job, and those seeking a change in career.

Whether you’re an employer or job seeker, you can benefit from our guidance, support and transparency throughout the learning, job seeking and placement phases of your training.