Competition – Share your experiences of careers in the hospitality sector

We are supporting a piece of work with the UK Hospitality Commission who want to understand how they can they can raise the profile of careers in hospitality, and support skills development and diversity across the sector.

Youth voice

Hearing from young people is key to this work, to help the commission understand what experiences young people have of working in the sector and what young people think can be done to make careers in the sector more appealing. 

The work covers all aspects of hospitality; coffee shops, hotels, pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, contract caterers and visitor attractions.

The prize

We are offering an opportunity for young people (16-24 year olds) to share with us their views and experiences. We will  choose the best submission and invite the writer to come and present their entry at a meeting in Parliament on the 12th of June 2pm - 4pm.  We will arrange for your travel, lunch and a tour of parliament as part of the experience.

*This competition is free to enter, the tour of Parliament is free*

What you need to do

You need to send an entry in Word Format of 500 words or less and include -

  • Your name, age and location
  • What your experience of the sector has been
  • What you enjoy/dislike/have gained from the sector
  • What you think the sector could do to be more appealing as a career choice to young people

Send your entry to by the 30th May 2018.

The commission also has this survey available for people currently working in the sector - employee survey.

Next steps:

For further information: Contact us by phone on 01536 680916 or email us at

Aged 14-24?



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