Around 17,000 people work for Buckinghamshire's core 1,600 hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses
Pre-COVID, there were 660 resturants and 380 pubs and bars in Buckinghamshire this has since fallen slightly but we are hoping it will rise again.
Cliveden the country's top attraction with over 495,000 visitors in 2018
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The Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism sector thrives when people are looking for some much-needed R&R - which is certainly the case now.

Whether it’s those offering an overnight stay in a hotel, a day out at a theme park, a family visit to the zoo or a romantic week away, there are lots of businesses and locations that need passionate employees to help ensure the R&R is exactly what people are looking for.

THE WORKFORCE:

Some of the key employers within the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism sector are Compass Group, Greene King, Mitchells and Butlers, McDonald’s, Wetherspoons, William Hill, Ladbrokes, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Stoke Park, Global Infusion Group and Historic House Hotels.

Why not visit their websites and see if your skills and qualifications match the roles they are looking to hire for? If you are keen to get into this workforce and need to up-skill or study further, see below for what routes you can take into one of these careers.

ROUTES INTO THE HOSPITALITY, LEISURE AND TOURISM SECTOR:

Use the list below as a starting point for what you could study in order to work within the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism sector in Buckinghamshire. 

  • Bucks College Group offers a variety of courses from entry-level 3 Certificate in Hospitality Services to a level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery – check out their full range on their website.

  • Bucks New University offers a range of Undergraduate Degrees, including International Tourism Management with Air Travel, Airline and Airport Management, Air Transport with Private Pilot Training, Events, Festival and Venue Management, Sport Management, Sport Marketing and more!

  • Milton Keynes College offers a Marketing, Events and Tourism level 3 Diploma as well as other courses related to the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism sector.

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Businesses in Buckinghamshire


Information for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Could this be the right sector for you?

With so many wonderful places to visit in Buckinghamshire, this is a busy sector with lots of opportunities. Cliveden is the most popular tourist spot and sees 495,000 visitors every year!

Jobs in this sector include:

  • Bar and waiting staff

  • Kitchen porters

  • Cleaners

  • Visitor attraction officers

  • Chefs

You will need to enjoy working with people, be able to work under pressure, and have communication and listening skills.

Disability-confident employers in Buckinghamshire include:

  • Culture Runner - in Chesham

  • National Paralympic Heritage Trust - in Stoke Mandeville

  • The Lion in Waddesdon – in Aylesbury


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