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Retraining - Is It Right For You?

Retraining - Is It Right For You?

Often in life, we find ourselves at a crossroads. Sometimes, we see it coming a mile off - the endless slog of an unsatisfying job and demanding hours catching up with us at last. Other times, it’s totally out of our hands, redundancies, employers going bust, events totally out of our control.

 

Whether you’re willingly, or begrudgingly, looking for new employment opportunities, retraining is a great option. We know that the decision to retrain isn’t an easy one, so with that in mind, we’ve put together this guide on everything you need to know about retraining - whatever your circumstances.

Improving Your Employability By Retraining

It’s one of the greatest places to live in the United Kingdom, but London is a notoriously difficult place to get your foot in the door. With people from all over Europe and the UK arriving into London for it’s vibrant, cosmopolitan lifestyle, opportunities for work are highly sought after and you may find yourself competing against dozens, if not hundreds of other job seekers. This is one of the reasons that retraining in London is becoming so popular.

 

By taking part in a retraining program, you can diversify your skillset and brush up on areas that give you a competitive edge. Whether it’s to pursue a career in hospitality, or just as a stop-gap while you’re exploring other options, formal retraining looks great on your CV and shows potential employers that you know what you’re talking about.

How Retraining Can Help You Return To Work

Whether due to a big life change like poor health or maternity leave, or simply because you’ve taken some time out to pursue other passions, returning to the working world can be a daunting prospect. You may feel that you no longer have the relevant skills to get on the job ladder, or that the gaps in your CV will work against you - this is where retraining can be a huge help.

 

By taking a retraining course, you can boost not only your skills but more importantly, your confidence. Learn the core abilities needed for London’s many in-demand jobs and improve your chances of employment, all while meeting other people who are on the same journey as you are.

Time To Change Career? Why Not Retrain?

We all get frustrated with the daily grind eventually. Whether it’s the commute, long hours, or poor management, sometimes a shakeup is in order. If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you had more freedom of both your time and finances, retraining in the hospitality industry may just tick all your boxes.

 

Depending on the position, a job in hospitality might mean you find yourself working in the evenings only, leaving your days free for auditions, socialising or studying. Or, perhaps you’re looking for a full-time job that will take you to some of London’s most exclusive VIP events - we do that too!

 

From small, intimate family events to large celebrity and corporate events, the hospitality industry is always looking for vibrant, energetic and hard-working individuals to join the ranks.

Retraining Opportunities

At The Hospitality Company, we offer four different retraining opportunities:

 

Hospitality for Beginners

A fantastic course for those new to the industry, you’ll learn everything from serviette folding to proper canapé service.

 

Venue and Event Bar Training

Get into the action with training on how to set up and run a bar at venues or private events.

 

Cocktails for Beginners

When it comes to working in bars, knowing your way around a cocktail is a must. This course will teach you about the tools and techniques you need to be a great bartender.

 

Cocktail Masterclass

This course will give you a deeper understanding of all things mixology, further developing your knowledge and skills of the trade.

 

Any of these courses could lead to a range of exciting new opportunities. From working in one of London’s top hotels, to staffing pop-up events, our retraining courses will give you the skills to take on a new challenge.

 

Alongside our retraining courses, we also provide staffing for events, so for those who are looking for shorter-term opportunities or wanting more control over their hours, The Hospitality Company can help.

 

Get in touch to discuss your retraining options today.