27 April 2005

In large hotels, porters may have specific job titles such as doorman or luggage porter, whereas in small hotels, the different duties will be shared.

What does this job involve?

  • Welcoming guests
  • Carrying luggage
  • Arranging transport
  • Parking cars.
  • Running errands and taking messages for the head porter are jobs usually assigned to a junior porter.

What skills and attributes do I need?

  • Physical fitness is a necessity as you will be regularly carrying heavy loads.
  • You need to be well-presented and be friendly and helpful.
  • Extensive knowledge about the area you work in is very useful.

How can I get this job?

There are no formal qualifications required for this position.

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