London: â€œHospitality is the fourth largest employer in the UK, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA), with 4.49 million people working in the sector,â€ informed Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios talking to the press at Hotel Mayfair at Mayfair in London.
â€œOver the last five years, 331,000 new jobs have been created and the BHA says another 100,000 will be delivered by the end of this decade. More than a third of employees are under the age of 25,â€ added Marwah showing scope for the trained students of Asian Institute of Hospitality and Tourism.
Yet the industry continues to suffer from a skills shortage and requires 100,000 additional skilled workers by 2020. Managers and chefs are the most in-demand roles. Meanwhile, statistics collated by Event brite show that the UK event management industry sustains 570,000 full-time jobs across more than 25,000 businesses â€“ including organizers, venues, production companies, suppliers, caterers and more.
From music festivals and agricultural shows to charity fundraisers and trade fairs, the event sector is worth Â£42.3billion to the UK economy.