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Hospitality Jobs in Demand

The Island is open all year round for talented individuals either looking to start or progress their hospitality career.

Perhaps you already work in the hospitality sector and are looking for a change of scenery? Maybe you are a graduate, or work in retail or customer service and want a career change?  Either way, the Isle of Man offers a huge variety of exciting and challenging roles within the hospitality industry. With positions spanning a huge spectrum of businesses, including restaurants, cocktail bars, nightclubs, hotels and B&Bs to name but a few; many individuals relocate to our Island of opportunity, not just for work, but to progress and build their career.

Experience the Isle of Man – and be a part of hospitality 2024!

Why the Isle of Man?

A popular visitor destination, the Isle of Man has a well-established and vibrant hospitality scene awash with bars, restaurants, and hotels all of which celebrate the Island’s beautiful local produce and is ideal for those looking to progress their hospitality career. Our extraordinary Island, which is located just off the northwest coast of the UK, is well-connected and offers an excellent quality of life. Boasting stunning and varied natural landscapes, spanning both the coastal and inland areas, the average commute time is only 20 minutes, and the Island has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe.

Rachel Rooney is from the UK and has travelled extensively. In late 2021 she decided to settle on the Isle of Man with her young family and works as a receptionist for one of the Island’s leading hotel groups; Sleepwell Hotels.

‘The best thing about working in the Isle of Man hospitality industry, is the diversity. You are always guaranteed to meet new and interesting people every day, whether that be a visitor or one of our many friendly locals enjoying a staycation.

My job has given me the chance to meet many new people and as a person who is very sociable, I very much enjoy the interaction with the guests. It has also given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge of the local Manx culture, in helping guests to find their way around the Island and explore the history of this beautiful place that I am now lucky enough to call my home.’

I started my career in a local restaurant, working as a waitress. I worked hard and was soon promoted to restaurant supervisor and latterly an operations manager assistant and have since progressed to a duty manager at one of the Island’s largest and most exclusive hotels. On the Isle of Man, the opportunities to grow in this industry really are limitless – I’ve been able to adapt, hone and learn new skills, allowing me to develop both professionally and personally.’

Oana Modrogan moved to the Isle of Man from Bucharest in 2014

Hospitality Careers

The Island is open all year round for talented individuals either looking to start or progress their hospitality career. Offering career progression, competitive salaries, and a wealth of additional benefits, there really is no better time to consider a change of scenery.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive rates of pay. Minimum wage of £10.75 per hour for over 18 year olds.
  • Long or short-term contracts

With many employers offering attractive benefit packages, which can include:

  • End of season bonuses
  • Meals provisions
  • Inclusive and discounted accommodation
  • Travel/move costs to the Island
  • Discounts for family member visits, including accommodation
  • Discounted on-Island travel costs and subsidised lifestyle memberships

The Isle of Man celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds and cultures because what makes you unique, sets us apart. With a huge selection of roles on offer, there really is something for everyone. Skills in demand across the Island include:

  • Senior managerial positions (hotel managers, duty managers, bar and restaurant managers, events and venue coordinators)
  • Barista
  • Bartending/Cocktail making
  • Chef de Partie/Commis Chef/Head Chef/Pastry Chef/Sous Chef
  • Food & Drink service
  • Kitchen Porter
  • Menu Preparation
  • Booking systems
  • Housekeeping

Register your skills on the Talent Portal today!


If you are looking for a change of scenery, are outgoing and have excellent people and customer care skills, then make 2023 a year to remember. Register your skills today and become part of the professional, friendly, and vibrant hospitality scene on the Isle of Man.