The UK is the most desirable place to work according to a survey of 21,000 hospitality workers from across the European Union, despite Brexit concerns.
The new research by hospitality job board Caterer.com found 16% of hospitality workers ranked the UK top, while Switzerland and Germany came second (14%).
Nearly 24% of respondents stated there are 10 nationalities or more in their workforce, showing the diversity of the sector and importance of holding onto EU workers.
Respondents cited support in getting set up abroad as key, both financially and logistically, while 19% of respondents cited the importance of new experiences and challenges and 13% described ongoing training and development as key.
Neil Pattison, director at Caterer.com, said: “The UK offers some of the most diverse roles in the sector with an abundance of opportunities to grow and learn for workers to put down roots long-term. To remain competitive, employers need to consider how supporting candidates through the relocation process and beyond will attract employees. Long-term benefits of training and investment and showcasing the new experiences on offer to candidates will allow them to stand out from other global opportunities.
“More than half (53%) said they want to work abroad for as long as possible, which shows that working to attract talent to the UK hospitality sector will pay dividends in the long run.”