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Accommodation Staff - Hotel

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Education
These occupations usually require a Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

Related Experience
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a bank teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognised apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

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These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, retail salespersons and tellers.

€19k > 45 
Hotel Accomodation Staff
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€19 - 45 
Related Information:
Accommodation Supervisor: 20 - 28
Accommodation Manager: 28 - 45
Accomodation Assistant 19 - 40

Data Source(s):
RecruitIreland (2014) / Tourism Insight (2016)

Last Updated: November, 2016

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Occupational Category

Housekeepers & Caretakers, etc.

Also included in this category:

Janitors; bulters; cleaning and house keeping managers and supervisors

Number Employed:

14,900

Part time workers: 55%
Aged over 55: 37%
Male / Female: 49 / 51%
Non-Nationals: 26%
With Third Level: 13%
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Responsible for keeping the bedrooms and public areas clean and perfectly maintained, and for the running of the laundry in hotels, cruise ships and other hospitality venues. 


The Work header image

The Hotel Accommodation Assistant works behind the scenes and provides a "home from home" for guests, making their stay relaxed and enjoyable.  
 
Professional maintenance of bedrooms and public areas in the hotel are the responsibility of the Accommodation Services Department. This involves the day-to-day upkeep of rooms and equipment, service of meals in guest bedrooms and other room services such as laundry facilities.

 


Personal Qualitiesheader image

Personal qualities required for this career include, the ability to anticipate guests needs, to be of a trustworthy and discreet nature, to have a good eye for detail and to be active and in good health.  
 
As a hotel accommodation assistant, you could have anywhere between 12 and 20 rooms to clean, so you'll be on your feet, bending, lifting and moving about all the time. You need to be well organised and have a lot of energy. A polite and pleasant personality is important because you'll meet hotel guests as you do your work.  
 
You must have the highest standards of honesty, as you will be cleaning rooms where people leave their personal possessions.  
 
You should be able to work with people at all levels, follow procedures and demonstrate attention to detail.


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Go..Accommodation Warden - from:  N.C.S. [UK]
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Organisation: Fáilte Ireland
  Address: Amiens Street, Dublin 1
  Tel: (01) 884 7700
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Organisation: Irish Hotels Federation
  Address: 13 Northbrook Road, Dublin 6
  Tel: 01 497 6459
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