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The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, or story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Sectors
Source: National Skills Bulletin

About

Tourism is a big part of the Irish economy. Work in tourism is often seasonal, during the warm spring and summer months when most tourists visit Ireland. But the strength of Ireland’s tourism appeal is so great that in many areas there are roles available right around the year. Tourism supports many other sectors too, providing opportunities for businesses involved in sales, transport, restaurants and leisure.

Skills

    sales & marketing, communication, languages, teamwork, leadership, time management, adaptability, attention to detail, physical activity, customer service, social media, event organisation, developing relationships, negotiation, managing people,

Key Facts

8.7
billion worth of the tourism industry in 2017
25,000
new jobs in Irish tourism since 2015
5%
growth in holiday visitors
1.9
billion euro in revenue generated by domestic tourism

Labour Market Information

Approximately 154,700 persons (56% female) were employed in Tourism and Hospitality occupations, representing 7.0% of the national workforce. The accommodation and food services sector, for which the majority of employment in these occupations occurs, has experienced significant growth in recent years.

However, job churn is also a significant factor for these occupations, with over 50,000 recent job hires occurring in 2017 for these occupations. The strongest rate of employment growth was observed for waiters & waitresses (9.2%) during the last 5 years.

Employment growth was high for Chefs and Cooks; while chefs are employed across a variety of sectors, issues in attracting chefs relate to the hospitality sector. Employment permits have been expanded to allow for certain chef occupations. There is also evidence of issues with retention for entry level chefs. There has been a substantial increase in supply in recent years (+80% compared to 2012) but this has not been sufficient to offset demand.

As a result there continues to be a shortage of Executive chefs, Head chefs, Sous chefs and Chefs de partie.

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Martin Dunn - Activities Manager
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College Course Videos...

Travel and Tourism Management  - Institute of Technology Tralee
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Travel and Tourism Management - Institute of Technology Tralee

Culinary Arts LC298 - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
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Culinary Arts LC298 - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT

Sales Executive at Croke Park - TU Dublin - Dublin City
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Sales Executive at Croke Park - TU Dublin - Dublin City