Tourism industry – who does it employ?

The tourism industry has a long history of providing temporary seasonal employment and, according to an article from the Office for National Statistics (Tourism employment summaries: Characteristics of tourism industries, 2014), there are more young, aged between 16 and 24, working in tourism than other industries. The chart below shows the distribution of ages of

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Eden’s summer success

Seasonal jobs can often be the first step into the world of work and, as Eden from South Devon discovered, her holiday job helped develop essential skills for her future studies and career path. ‘During the summer I worked as a waitress in a very busy local pub/restaurant. As a direct result of this part-time

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Sail off into a seasonal job!

A holiday job can take you to countries across the globe, as Ben found out: ‘I was a sailing instructor on the Cayman Islands and, as well as the fabulous location, I found that I came away with lots of new skills. it gave me experience of working both as an individual, as well as

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