Come along as we explore some of the best European cities for hospitality jobs
Many people dream of a life where they can move from place to place, working and creating friendships with people from around the world. What they don’t know is that this dream could easily be reality. With the right language skills and background on your CV, there is a world of hospitality jobs open to you in Europe.
Unlike other types of work, the hospitality industry functions in a similar way no matter which country you work in. Office culture in Spain and Germany might be vastly different but working in a kitchen or at the front desk of a hotel will feel familiar.
So join us for a virtual european tour as we talk to young hospitality professionals from Berlin to Barcelona. They explain what it’s like to find work in the city, the best places to live, and where to go for a fun night out.
Brussels: Sophisticated Fun
As the home to the European Union (EU), Brussels attracts a sophisticated crowd of young political professionals. To meet their social needs, the city offers a wide range of cool bars and restaurants where you can have an incredible meal while drinking some of the best beers in the world.
Brussels is one of the major business centres in Europe. There’s always high level people coming into the city to stay for a couple days and spend their money in the hospitality industry. The clientele in Brussels is a bit more discerning which makes it a great place for someone who takes their hospitality job more seriously.
Paris: The City of Love and The Louvre
Paris is a diverse city full of history and culture that has attracted a young, international crowd for decades. With nearly 600 four and five star hotels and more than 100 Michelin-starred restaurants, finding a hospitality job in Paris is a great way to begin your career.
Due to the cosmopolitan nature of the city, the hospitality industry is extremely important in Paris. Not only is it a global tourist destination, the discerning local Parisians love to eat out in bars, restaurants, and cafes. This means skilled hospitality professionals are always in demand in the city of lights.
Barcelona: Sangria by the Sea
The sunny catalan capital is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, with over 32 million visitors each year. As a result, there is always a demand for hospitality jobs in Barcelona because the tourism industry accounts for almost 10% of the city’s economic activity. With hundreds of hotels and thousands of bars, there is always somebody hiring.
Barcelona is a great city to call home if a healthy balance between work and play is important to you. The lovely weather, lush beaches, and laid-back local culture are hard to resist and make it the perfect city for a young adult to start their hospitality career.
Berlin: What’s Cooler Than Cool?
Berlin has a reputation for being one of the “coolest” cities in the world and a lot of the people that make it so cool work hospitality jobs. With it’s hip bars and restaurants, cheap international street food and world class nightclubs where the party never stops, Berlin attracts young people from all over the world.
The German capital is also a major european business hub, with over 500,000 daily visitors who stay in hotels, drink at bars and eat in restaurants. The locals and tourists both love going out in Berlin, which makes it a great place to find a job as the hospitality industry is always looking for new staff.
Geneva: Mountain Magic
Surrounded by The Alps, Geneva is the perfect location for someone who likes to spend as much time on the ski-slopes as they do in a city. That makes Geneva more seasonal than many other European city destinations. However, the local hospitality industry is sustained year-round by a steady stream of financial coming into Geneva for business.
Winters are quiet, with many residents working and skiing in the mountains, but Geneva comes to life in the summertime when people fill the streets in it’s hip, bohemian neighborhoods and meet with friends for picnics by the lake.
It’s a great city if you want to live and work in a ski-resort for the winter and find work in the city during the summer.
London: The Capital of Culture
As an international travel hub, financial centre and global tourist destination, London is one of the busiest cities in the world. The world-class bars, restaurants, and hotels combined with vibrant cultural and music scenes make it a great place for anyone to find a hospitality job.
While Brexit has made the visa process more difficult for european citizens, London is one of the most visited cities in the world which makes it an excellent place to start your career in the hospitality industry.