Here's why you should join the Service Sector.

Jennifer Johansson, CEO and founder of Placed

Whether you’re leaving school and looking to kickstart your career, or simply in need of a change of work scenery, we’ve laid out the many incredible options for you within this dynamic sector.

The trusted brands we work closely with in these industries offer a variety of jobs, as well as amazing training opportunities and apprenticeship schemes that can enable you to develop a serious career within the service sector, if you wish.

We spoke directly with industry professionals to delve into some of the great opportunities available to you when you leave school… some which you may not know about!

The Placed Guide to Joining the Service Sector 🚀

Created by industry professionals and recruitment experts, we’ve put together a practical guide highlighting a range of career pathways, and valuable apprenticeships  schemes you can apply for right now.


Industries within the Service Sector
Why should you consider an Apprenticeship?

If you’re switching jobs and are new to the service sector, or you’re hoping to grow your career in a supportive environment where you can climb the ladder, an apprenticeship could be a great opportunity for you.

The point of an apprenticeship is to formally train up inexperienced workers over a period of time and provide them with a designated job at the end of it, or at least the skills and experience they need to get a similar job elsewhere. Apprenticeships can be for school leavers, those looking to combine work and study while at University, and graduates.

The great news is so many exciting, trusted brands within the service sector are offering award-winning apprenticeship schemes, where you can get paid while earning valuable qualifications.

The inside scoop on Apprenticeship Programmes…

Cecilia Grenouiller

“I think Placed is completely different from job boards. The whole process happens in one place – you get reminders about messages and interviews.”

Robert d’Angelo

“Using quizzes was a great touch, it allowed me to learn a lot more about my industry and gave me an alternate route to other industries.”

EstefanĂ­a SolĂłrzano

“I found the sign up process easy because Placed does not need you to upload a CV or a Cover Letter, you just follow simple steps and you’re there.”

“In just a few short years… having that really solid base with those apprenticeships, they can be running multi-million pound businesses

Becki Keenan, Pizza Hut Restaurants

“Every day you’re learning something new. And so those skills very often are transferable skills that you can take into any role in the future”

Kay Brown, Leighton Hospital

I think a lot of people come into hospitality without actually realising it’s not just a job, there’s the opportunity to really develop a career with us”

Charlotte Hewson, Greene King

“The great thing about apprenticeships is they’re suitable for anyone. There are so many different levels and types of apprenticeships that people can do.”

Amy Thirtle, Yorkshire Building Society

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A Guide to your next job in the Service Sector,
by recruitment experts

  • We detail 4 great apprenticeships you can take right now, how they will impact your career, and what steps are needed to complete them.

  • Explore other valuable opportunities to propel your career from some awesome, trusted brands.

  • Carefully curated Checklist highlighting all things to consider before applying to a role within the industry.