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Hotel Porter

Hotel porter loading luggage onto a trolley

A hotel porter welcomes guests, carries their luggage to and from their room and arranges various services such as taxis and restaurant bookings. They are sometimes referred to as a concierge, usually when at a senior level.

The Work

You could be:

As a hotel night porter (night shift) you might have to cover for many different jobs:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour. This can rise to around £12.50 an hour.

You might boost your income with tips, shift allowances and overtime.

If you live in, there may be a deduction for board and lodging.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Useful Subjects

Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
4149
2 %
RISE
2029
4231
  United Kingdom
2024
41405
2.8 %
RISE
2029
42567

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Springboard
Tel: 020 7921 0420
E-mail: info@springboarduk.org.uk
Website: http://www.careerscope.uk.net
Website (2): http://springboard.uk.net/
Twitter: @Springboard_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpringboardUKCharity/

Springboard UK promotes career opportunities in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industries.

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