Hospitality career opportunities in the adventure holiday sector

The words 'adventure holidays' conjure images of zip wiring from trees or paddling down a river. However, to deliver the best experience the residential aspect of adventure holidays must delight customers as much as the outdoor activities. There is only one opportunity to make a great first impression. Whether that's a freshly made bed, a beautifully presented activity centre, or a tasty, satisfying dining experience, delivering the highest standards of hospitality allows us to create memories which last a lifetime.

If you're enthusiastic, have a willingness to learn, and can deliver high standards of customer service, you already have the potential to join the hospitality industry and work for a company like PGL.

Kitchens and dining rooms can be modern enterprises set up to deliver excellence in both service and food as well as providing supportive and fun environments to work. You do not need experience to become a Catering Assistant, and the role allows you to develop your skills from the ground floor, from pot wash to food prep. The chances for progression are all dependent on your own ambition. At PGL, many chefs started as Catering Assistants before further developing their career. An appetite to succeed and a willingness to go the extra mile is a must. For those with more experience, catering teams at organisations such as PGL consist of Assistant Chefs, Chefs, Head Chefs, and Catering Managers.

There is nothing like the feel of a freshly made bed! Housekeeping teams are key to delivering a great first impression by ensuring guest rooms are clean and welcoming, and communal areas are sparkling and tidy. Housekeeping Assistant roles are perfect for people who take pride in their work and want to make a positive difference to the experience of our guests. Many hospitality providers offer full, on-the-job training. At PGL, our extensive range of development opportunities have progressed the careers of many of our Housekeeping Team Leaders and Managers.

Maintenance and Support teams have a crucial role to ensure that activity centres run like clockwork and that the non-activity side of a guest's stay exceeds their expectations. Generally, for Maintenance Technician, Team Leader, or Manager roles, you'll need a trade background with relevant skills and qualifications. In support roles, such as Centre Support Assistant or Grounds Technician, organisations such as PGL provide training as no two days are the same as you contribute to the general presentation of the centre and ensure it is well-maintained and looked after.

Founded in 1957, PGL Travel provides residential activity holidays and educational courses for young people.

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