If you are happy to work hard, you will always find plenty of work in the catering industry. All kinds of firms need catering staff. Naturally, the vast majority of the work with catering firms, cafes and restaurants. However, many firms still run their own canteens and, in the UK, there are still a lot of food manufacturing firms who also need catering staff. The fact that there are so many different kinds of roles means that you are unlikely to find yourself out of work for long.
Finding your First Catering Job
If you have never worked in the catering industry before it is wise to dip your toe in the water and begin with a part-time role. Doing so will allow you to establish whether this kind of work is really for you. You have to bear in mind that when you work in the catering industry you will have to potentially work long hours. In addition, at certain times of the day you will be under a great deal of pressure.
Given the fact that most catering work takes place during lunchtime, the evenings or weekends it is easy to pick up a little bit of experience whilst continuing to work in your main job. Once you have built up a little bit of experience you can dip in and out of catering work as much as you want. This means that should work in your chosen career sector begin to dry up you will always have catering to fall back on. It can also be an excellent career for actors to fill in between acting gigs.
By far the best way to find catering work is to go online. There are recruitment agencies that specialise in finding people to fill vacancies within the catering industry. Of these websites, you will find all kinds of catering jobs advertised.
The best sites allow you to search by job type, area, contract type and even salary. This means that you can very quickly narrow down those firms who are willing to take on inexperienced staff and apply for those roles in the first instance. Once you have gained a bit of experience you will be able to apply for far more roles.
If you are looking for catering jobs visit the caterer.com catering recruitment website. There you will finds hundreds of catering jobs, which you can apply for.