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Holiday Centre Worker

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A holiday centre worker works in a number of areas such as reception, catering or entertainment on a holiday park, camping and caravan site or activity centre.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates vary a lot, depending on the specific type of job you do at the holiday centre and whether live-in accommodation is available.

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2019 the National Minimum Wage is £4.35 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £6.15 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.70 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £8.21 for workers aged 25 and over. With experience or moving into a supervisory position, you could earn around £7.50 an hour.

If the job comes with live-in accommodation an amount may be deducted from the hourly rate to cover the cost.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Vacancies appear in trade journals such as Travel Weekly, Travel Trade Gazette and on websites which advertise travel jobs such as traveljobsearch.com. You can also check websites of large companies such as Bourne Leisure. The main recruitment drive is usually between October and April.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
2299
1.4 %
RISE
2024
2332
  United Kingdom
2019
35807
3.1 %
RISE
2024
36915

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What Does it Take?

You need:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Disclosure Scotland
Tel: 03000 2000 40
E-mail: info@disclosurescotland.gov.uk
Website: https://www.mygov.scot/organisations/disclosure-scotland/
Twitter: @DisclosureScot

Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT)
Tel: 0844 4995 653
E-mail: admin@itt.co.uk
Website: http://www.itt.co.uk/
Twitter: @ittnews

People 1st - Hospitality Guild
Tel: 0203 074 1222
E-mail: eqa@people1st.co.uk
Website: http://www.hospitalityguild.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.people1st.co.uk/
Twitter: @p1stgroup

People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries. UKSP is now part of the Hospitality Guild, which provides information on careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. The website has an online 'personality' test designed to help you identify suitable careers within the above industries.

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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