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Hotel Receptionist

Receptionist at the front desk checking in a guest

A hotel receptionist takes bookings, checks guests in and out of the hotel, allocates rooms and keys, and is the main point of contact between the guests and the staff.

The Work

You could be:

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.

The apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £6.40 an hour (1 April 2024).

Hourly pay for qualified hotel receptionists can rise to £11 or more. Benefits can include a free uniform, free on-shift meals and discounts on hotel rates.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There is no single way into this career.

Tourism and catering are growth areas. There are hotels in every Scottish town and city as well as in rural areas. There is usually a good range of vacancies online and in jobcentres.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
24402
2.4 %
RISE
2029
24998
  United Kingdom
2024
302600
3.2 %
RISE
2029
312422

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Video

Courtesy of Springboard

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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