How to become a hotel porter
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You can take a college course before you look for work, like:
- Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
- Level 1 Introduction to Customer Service
You may need:
- 2 or fewer GCSEs at grades 3 to 1 (D to G), or equivalent, for a level 1 course
You can start by doing a hospitality team member intermediate apprenticeship.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You can apply directly to employers if you've got some of the relevant skills and knowledge needed for this job. Experience in customer service will be helpful though not essential.
Employers will be interested in your personal qualities and will expect you to be hardworking, honest and a reliable time-keeper.
You can find more details about becoming a hotel porter through the Hospitality Guild.