It seems like the world is coming to an end with all the talk about Covid-19. Many people, especially those in the hospitality sector, were reportedly dejected by the pandemic’s clear detrimental effect on the industry not just in Australia but around the world.
When the lockdowns began, many individuals may have wondered about their career choices. However, as several Australian jurisdictions plan to reopen and ease restrictions on hospitality businesses in the months ahead, concerns about staff shortages are rising.
Recruitment and manpower agencies across Australia have reported vacancies in the hospitality sector that are 29% higher than they were before Covid. This demonstrates that despite the devastating consequences of the pandemic, there is NO shortage of work for hospitality professionals in the land Down Under as well as in other parts of the globe.
The resilience of the hospitality industry has provided a wide range of job opportunities during the global crises. This blog article will give you some insight into what these employment options are, how much hospitality professionals can earn, as well as career progression possibilities happening in this sector.
Top hospitality careers post-lockdown in Australia
Having one of the busiest tourism industries in the world, Australia not only offers a wide range of hospitality jobs but also ample opportunities for career growth and professional development through its nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) institutions like Pacific Training Group (PTG).
If you’re looking for hospitality jobs including careers in restaurants, bars, resorts, and hotels that offer plenty of benefits, opportunities, and something new and exciting every day, then this article is perfect for you.
For this list, we have only included hotels and front of house roles. We’ll try to cover the back of house roles such as commis chef, chef de partie, baker, sous chef, executive chef, and kitchen managers in a separate blog post. So, be sure to keep an eye out.
Are you ready? Let’s begin!
(AU$110,000-$120,000 annual salary range)
A General Manager is in charge of hotel operations, including guest services, front desk, housekeeping, maintenance, finances, team building, and employee development. The General Manager must have excellent interpersonal communication abilities as well as superior leadership skills.
Rooms Division Manager
(AU$90,000-$110,000 annual salary range)
A hotel’s Rooms Division Manager handles housekeeping and front desk personnel. They are in charge of the quality of service, coordinating staff assignments, setting schedules, authorizing leave, allocating resources, greeting VIP guests, and reporting to senior management.
Food & Beverage Manager
(AU$85,000-$100,000 annual salary range)
A food and beverage manager is in charge of the day-to-day operations of a restaurant. They are in charge of assuring that all the meals and beverages are of the best quality possible. A food and beverage manager’s primary responsibilities include developing unique menus, addressing consumer issues, establishing company policies, and adhering to food safety standards.
Front Office Manager
(AU$80,000-$90,000 annual salary range)
A front office manager is in charge of monitoring the performance of a variety of personnel, ensuring that they deal effectively with customers and in accordance with company policy. The front office manager should also be able to handle concerns such as customer complaints and conflicts among staff members and to think of creative solutions to day-to-day challenges.
(AU$70,000-$110,000 annual salary range)
A front-of-house manager oversees the maintenance of dining rooms, restrooms, and any guest contact areas. They assist in the task of ensuring that dining clients are served in a way that meets the standards set by the establishment (and even by the government). They also oversee the recruitment process for positions like servers, hosts, bussers and bartenders. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get to know people on a daily basis while ensuring that everything is running smoothly.
(AU$75,000-$100,000 annual salary range)
A venue manager oversees a variety of settings, such as hotels, theatres, and outdoor areas. They are in charge of venue reservations, monitoring all activities, and ensuring that the site is safe and ready to accommodate events. They’re also responsible for facility upkeep and equipment maintenance.
(AU $70,000-$85,000 annual salary range)
Housekeeping Managers keep track of all aspects of the housekeeping department, including the immaculate condition of all guest rooms and public areas. They oversee, recruit, and train hotel housekeeping staff to maintain the company’s standards for cleanliness and client satisfaction.
Jump into an exciting career in hospitality
The hospitality industry is an invigorating field to work in. It offers great opportunities for advancement as well as generous benefits. Start with whatever entry-level positions you can hold such as bar staff, café all-rounder, waitstaff, etc., then work your way up. There are many opportunities to climb the corporate ladder and plenty of chances for professional development. Some of your career progression options in the future include managing hotels or resorts, overseeing, and even owning restaurants and/or accommodation establishments. How’s that for a future with your family?
If you’re a high school student interested in the hospitality industry, we have great news for you! There are plenty of career progression opportunities available to those who have worked hard to develop their skill sets and earn all the necessary certifications.
If you’re already in the hospitality industry, it’s imperative that you think about your career growth options. The opportunities are limitless when you have the right mindset!
So, are you one of those still stuck in chilling discussions about the global pandemic? Now that you know the worth of professionals in the hospitality industry even in the midst of the pandemic, are you still disheartened in pursuing this career? Get past it.
The hospitality sector is primed for its electrifying post-lockdown relaunch. Make sure to be a part of it. Click HERE to find out about the different Hospitality Management course offerings at PTG, so that you can get started on your career in the hospitality industry right now. Contact us today. Don’t delay, the future is bright. Welcome it with all your might!