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A Career in Tourism

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A Career in TourismIrish Hotels Federation

As you prepare to leave school and take the next steps into your future you will, no doubt, have many questions. What career should you pursue? What college and course should you choose? What options are available if full-time education doesn’t appeal and you want to start earning straight away?

In this magazine and on our website we have interviewed some of the rising stars of Irish tourism in a bid to help you find the answers to all these questions and more. They will bring you behind the scenes of  tourism and hospitality businesses across Ireland to give you an insight into what it’s really like working in this dynamic industry. They’ll dish all  the details on what their jobs entail, where their careers can take them, and we’ll find out what they can expect to earn as they climb the ladder.

And that’s the beauty of tourism. As a multibillion euro industry here in Ireland and around the world, there are so many ladders you can climb and so many places you can go. Whether you see yourself running a hotel, helming a  kitchen, soothing stresses in a spa or teaching people how to surf, there is something for everyone no matter what your passion or skillset.

And what’s more, the opportunities are going  to keep growing. Over 30,000 jobs are expected to be created in Irish tourism over the next five years, bringing the total workforce to almost 300,000. This means that when you finish your education and get ready to enter the working world there will be plenty of options to choose from here in Ireland and countless more around the globe.

So come join us in tourism where a world of opportunity awaits you. We look forward to working with you in the future and helping you reach your career goals.


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