Tourism Careers in Devon

Tourism has been one of Devon's top industries for many decades and therefore an obvious career choice now directly employing over 49,000 people, with 6 million visitors to the county spending over £2 billion each year.

However, young people's perceptions of the sector can be limited to what they see - staff serving customers.  New recruits can be surprised at the range of job tasks and skills required for a career in the sector and indeed the wide range of job opportunities available.

The Devon Ambassadors programme aims to build knowledge and understanding of career opportunities in Devon and - as such - our Ambassadors can visit your school or college to share their experiences, allowing your students to find out more about one of Devon's most successful employment sectors. 

Browse through this website using the tabs above and you'll find excellent links about careers and information about people already enjoying successful jobs in tourism.