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Why Training Is the Best Path To A Sustained Career

Why Training Is the Best Path To A Sustained Career

In the hospitality industry, there’s a surprising amount of turnover.  There are also many people who wish to pursue a career in hospitality but find that they can’t seem to get their career onto their desired trajectory. Whether you’re just entering the industry, or you want to give your established career a jumpstart, training and education are often your best bet.

What training and continuing education can do for you

There are many different ways in which training can benefit your career in the hospitality industry. It can provide you with new skills and abilities. It can provide you with documentation of those skills to put on your CV, making you a more desirable candidate for hire. It can bring you up to date on new rules and regulations. It’s likely that you’ll need each and every one of these benefits at some point in your career.

Learning new skills and abilities

There are many different aspects of the hospitality business, and it is nearly impossible to become a comprehensive expert in even one.  That means that there are always new skills you can add to your CV.  Training programs give you the chance to learn these skills, even if you don’t encounter them in your current position.

Polish your CV

Your skills, abilities, and experience are what makes your CV stand out amongst others. Simply listing them is good, but it’s even better to be able to provide documentation of those skills.  Training programs, certifications, and diplomas allow you to do that. They offer reassurance to prospective employers of your abilities. They are also a demonstration of the training your new employer won’t have to train you to do.

Stay up-to-date

Even if your skills are impeccable, keeping ahead of new rules and regulations can be a job in and of itself. Training courses can help bring you up to date in the most efficient way possible. Reading the actual laws and regulations on your own can be confusing, but a training program not only gives you the information but tests you on it to ensure your comprehension.

Never stop learning

In addition to providing verification for your skills, participating in continuing education, training programs, and other courses (especially voluntarily) demonstrate employers your commitment to the hospitality industry. If you want to prove you’re passionate and serious about your career, there’s no better way.

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6 Comments

  1. Joss Ebbott

    I feel the problem is that the industry has stopped attracting career minded individuals as they no longer offer the training and development programmes they once did. It is now seen as a job rather than a career. I love the business and believe if you keep one step ahead there are some wonderful opportunities. I currently work for a company who luckily thinks positively but still feel could invest more in training and avoid paying just minimum wage to the majority of their employees.

    1. Mark Illingworth - The Training Terminal

      Thanks Joss for your posting and agree totally with your comments. I am glad to see that you company focuses on your training and development. I believe more companies are seeing the importance of this, not only for staff retention but they also realise that it is crucial for customer retention too! We are speaking daily to companies that are looking at ways to enhance their training offering and this can only be seen as a good sign. Thanks again for your comments and we look forward to further posts.

  2. Carol Walker - Smith

    I completely agree with Joss. I’m in a management position at a fairly successful hotel and our staff turnover used to be quite high until we started investing in staff training and providing more opportunities. I believe that training staff and giving them skills to progress in their careers is an excellent way to boost productivity and retention.

  3. Alex Greaves

    I think developing the skills and knowledge of the people who work for you is a good idea for everyone. It’s helped people at my company anyway. It makes your workers happier and it makes the business stronger. It’s a no-brainer.

  4. Nicole Johnson

    Interesting article. We’ve been looking at ways to motivate our staff and keep them on-board and I hadn’t really thought about the benefits that offering professional training and development could provide. Definitely going to look into this further! Thanks.

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