Q1.What is the Training required to enter Hotel Industry ?
A1.Candidates can enter the hotel industry through different means. Vocational Training - given for positions of room attendants, cooks, receptionists, bellboys, people working in the bakery etc. Many students are interested in taking up short-term courses before entering these areas in the hotel industry. The Food Craft institutes offer 6-month to 1 year courses in Front Office Operation and Hotel Accounting, Cookery Craft, Food Preservation, Reception and Book-Keeping, Bakery and Confectionery, Beauty Culture etc.

Apprenticeship - all hotels hire apprentices; these are paid trainees who are given first-hand experience of working in a hotel. The number of vacancies depend on the size of the hotel, facilities, budget etc. Candidates who have completed their Class XII are eligible for this training. Diploma/Degree course in Hotel Management - candidates may choose to study for a degree or diploma after their XII, irrelevant of subject stream. Different institutions offer these courses - government or privately managed institutions or institutions run by hotel chains or by schools working in association with foreign hotel institutions. The candidates need to pass a written examination, an interview and group discussion before being selected for the programme. General mental ability, reasoning power, English proficiency, personality, communication skills, problem-solving capabilities are all tested.

Entry for Graduates - Graduates from either the hotel management field or any related field (Home Science, Tourism, Arts/Science, Engineering) can enter training programmes for management positions in the hotel industry. Selection for these students are quite competitive and require good communication skills, high aptitude and leadership qualities. The same applies to post-graduates (M.Sc. in Home Science, MBA, Chartered/Cost Accountants, M.Tech. etc.) who wish to join the Hotel Industry. Graduates of hotel management can also opt for specialising in specific fields. This training is of 6 months -1 year duration and is offered in topics like food production management/Nutrition & Dietetics/Teaching Hotel Management/Specialised Hotel Management etc.

Q2.What is the remuneration in Hotel Industry ?
A3.General Manager Rs. 10,000 and above plus benefits Personnel Manager Rs. 8,000 - Rs. 10,000 Chief & Chartered Accountant Rs. 8,000 - Rs. 20,000 Front Office Manager & Front Office Dept. staff Rs. 6,000 - Rs. 20,000 Food & Beverage Manager Rs. 5,000 - Rs. 15,000 Executive Chef Rs. 15,000 plus perks Sous Chief, Chef de parties, Cooks Rs. 6,000 and above Executive House Keeper and Housekeeping Dept. staff Rs. 5,000 - Rs. 15,000 Chief Engineer, Junior Engineer Rs. 8,000 - Rs. 25,000


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