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Welcoming Plymouth

Shining a light on Plymouth's visitor economy

In Plymouth, the visitor economy employs just under 8% of people in the city, supporting 7,500 jobs. With more than 50 accommodation providers including hotels and independents, lots of restaurants, pubs and cafes, shops, cinemas and leisure companies, and a variety of job roles within each one, there is lots to choose from. Working together with Destination Plymouth to promote careers in this industry, Welcoming Plymouth can help you to connect with opportunities for skills, training, education, careers and jobs in the visitor economy.



Key roles in these sectors include:

  • hotel receptionist

  • chef

  • event coordinator

  • shop manager

  • barista.


Key skills for roles in these sectors include:

  • communication

  • flexibility

  • time management

  • conflict resolution

  • problem-solving.

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Connecting with opportunities in the sector

Welcoming Plymouth is a city-wide partnership that is working together on skills, training, education, careers and jobs in the visitor economy sector - tourism, hospitality, retail and leisure.


Our Visitor Economy Coordinator, James, is here to help match you with the opportunity (job, training, apprenticeship) that best fits you, your lifestyle, skills and experience. Support is also available to those already in the sector and looking to upskill and progress.

To explore specific job roles in the visitor economy, as well as information on salary, work patterns, the different entry routes and what skills you will need, click the links to explore free resources via the National Careers Service:

Hospitality and food

Retail and sales

Sports and leisure

Travel and tourism

Follow @skillslaunchpadplymouth on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to stay up to date.

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